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R&D Senior Project Manager

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Klamath Falls, OR, US, 97601

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.

Job Purpose:  The R&D Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the project management and coordination of the design, development, validation and commercialization of new products, VAVE/Cost Reduction efforts and Sustaining Engineering activities. This position manages new product launches from R&D, coordinating all phases from inception through completion and works with the teams to implement product VAVE efforts through the organization. The PM works closely with the cross-functional teams in R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Sales, Marketing, etc., to introduce and manage new products and product changes for JELD-WEN.  This is a high-level position that requires specific product line training and drives project completion in accordance with JELD-WEN’s processes.    #LI-TG1


Reports to:  R&D Manager



  • Document a clear project scope, project schedule and execute the plan through project completion within set timeline.
  • Lead the project team in planning project tasks, milestones and deliverables – prepares a

breakdown of the work following the product development process and ensures timely/correct completion of deliverables to meet project objectives.

  • Escalate important issues to the proper level and drive to solutions to keep projects on track.
  • Provide status updates to members of Senior Management and other cross-functional team members; chair project review and pre-submittal meetings.
  • Coordinates the work of team members; promoting communication at all levels from R&D, Manufacturing, Administrative, including Senior Management, from inception to completion.
  • Develop and administer project budgets, schedules and performance standards, tracking

accountability of team to objectives; ensuring clear project definition/objectives.

  • Organize and facilitate project meetings - agendas, meeting notes, action items, outcomes, adjustments, and decisions.
  • Act as the point of contact for all project issues and provide the necessary input to R&D teams and other key stakeholders at multi-site projects/locations.
  • Capture, prioritize, track, and drive closure on all project-related issues including tracking risks and mitigation plans.
  • Demonstrate a primary commitment to product safety and quality by maintaining compliance with R&D policies/procedures.
  • Assure that appropriate resources are maintained for the project, from R&D to production and drives the project to completion.
  • Facilitate and troubleshoot the myriad of problems associated with developing complex R&D products and improve the performance and functionality of same.




  • BS degree with 8+ years of related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Production experience desired.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, MS Project) Outlook, and additional Project Management software applications.
  • Demonstrated track record of defining and driving significant improvement initiatives through the use of R&D innovation and cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities, and the ability to drive the Product and Project Management process from inception to completion in a collaborative manner.
  • Must be innovative and complete projects effectively, efficiently, and on time.
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing process improvement techniques needed along with broad product knowledge across multiple product lines preferred.
  • Excellent managerial skills with the ability to communicate effectively and coordinate, direct, and evaluate work.
  • The ability to work with VP’s, GM’s, Engineering, Operations and other Manufacturing personnel to ensure that R&D, Product Line Management, Engineering, and Operations is meeting their design and project needs, goals and objectives. 
  • The ability to motivate team members and communicate deadlines and urgencies to Product and Project Teams as needed, or as directed.
  • Demonstrated management skills with the ability to resolve conflict effectively and problem solve with a positive and professional attitude. 




  • 5-25% travel is anticipated.


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: Medford