Plant Manager

Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Garland, TX, US, 75042

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.


Summary: Under the general direction of the Vice President of Operations (VPO), the Plant Manager II (PM) position is responsible for, and directs and manages all plant operations. This position has the overall responsibility for production at their respective manufacturing facility, and for driving JELD-WEN’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and initiatives in direct support of JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement for their respective product line.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 


  • Directs and manages all plant operations in accordance with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  • Coordinates all plant activities by working with Production and Departmental Managers to ensure that total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner using LEAN manufacturing processes.  
  • Develops, controls, plans, and implements the plant budget to maximize profits by utilizing SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives.
  • Implements cost effective systems of control over operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries, and manages capital asset/improvement projects.
  • Establishes and monitors overall plant performance for safety, production and quality standards, working closely with CI Managers and CI and Safety Teams.  
  • Controls and minimizes labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.
  • Maintains existing plant facilities and equipment; replaces, or submits requests for   adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary and as needed. Works with the VPO, R&D, and/or Engineering in developing specs for same.
  • Works closely with R&D and other JELD-WEN Administrative Support Departments in testing and implementing new materials and product lines.
  • Coordinates plant and production activities through strategic planning with Group Plant Managers and the VPO, to ensure that total manufacturing objectives are aligned in accordance with JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement and KPI’s.   
  • Oversees the implementation of safety and preventative maintenance programs, incorporating and driving safety procedures and plant cleanliness as a priority.
  • Incorporates shop floor organization with applicable Process Engineering personnel, to ensure production processes are fluid, efficient, and effective.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish corporate goals/objectives/KPI’s.
  • Provides direction, development and leadership to managerial personnel.
  • Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective actions as necessary and in a timely manner, in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources, Legal and/or Corporate offices as needed on same.  




  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or a related field, and at least seven (7) to ten (10) years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the door and window industry. A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • An Associate’s Degree in a related field and at least ten (10) years experience in a managerial capacity at JELD-WEN  may be substituted for more advanced degrees and education, at the discretion of corporate management.
  • Advanced knowledge of raw materials, preferably for door/window applications.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing process improvement techniques including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and methodologies.
  • LEAN manufacturing and/or production process experience a must.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and manufacturing related schematics.
  • Strong knowledge of business, finance, quality control systems and standards.
  • Advanced leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem solving skills, and the ability to lead and drive manufacturing process improvement techniques through the production process in a skillful and deliberate manner.
  • A team player, and the ability to coach and mentor managerial personnel, and instill JELD-WEN’s Mission and cultural values in all plant personnel.
  • Superior motivational skills and the ability to train, and drive CI methods and initiatives into managers and subordinate personnel.
  • Fundamental knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include corporate personnel and managers, and rank and file plant personnel.
  • Advanced understanding of JELD-WEN’s KPI’s, corporate goals, and profit margins and objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, purchasing and related disciplines.   
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from corporate, groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications.
  • Strong knowledge of plant/OSHA health and safety standards and compliance.
  • Travel: up to 15% +/-.




JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Garland
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas