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Production Manager

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Ludlow, VT, US, 05149

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 aluminum windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling 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.



The Production Manager is responsible for assisting the Plant Manager in managing all production operations and shop activities. This position directs and guides the Group Managers and is a key driver of JELD-WEN’s Key Performance Indicators, including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement activities and initiatives in direct support of JELD-WEN’s Mission Statement.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implements strategic programs that improve labor efficiency, on-time delivery, quality, workplace safety, and customer expectations
  • Generates monthly reports to effectively communicate program contributions, lead-times, on-time delivery, continuous improvement efforts, and manufacturing issues and needs
  • Drives a corporate culture that focuses on facts, tangible results, and behaviors
  • Provides input for selection of appropriate manufacturing equipment to ensure the most cost-efficient solution is available within company budget guidelines
  • Maintains manufacturing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job goals and expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures
  • Produces products by establishing production planning systems, maintaining good manufacturing practices, enforcing quality standards, and improving products and processes
  • Interfaces closely with Plant GM and Supply Chain Manager to effectively develop purchasing and logistical systems, inventory, and production control requirements
  • Achieves financial targets by establishing objectives, developing budgets, controlling costs, and maximizing use of available assets
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Provides leadership needed to ensure that product quality meets product specifications and criteria for all products shipped from the plant
  • Ensures efficient utilization of plant personnel and equipment to meet productivity and cost effectiveness in meeting the plants business goals from stated targets
  • Leads a trained and motivated workforce capable of implementing and executing the business strategy
  • Works with all functional departments to actively pursue manufacturing excellence programs along with fostering a one Plant partnership with peers to achieve aligned goals
  • Develops and implements with Plant GM an annual operating plan including capital plan, productivity projects, production department budget, eliminating non-value, and defining Six Sigma & Kaizen profit improvement programs across the plant
  • Behaves continuously and consistently with desired JELD-WEN values and behaviors
  • Communicates and facilitates meetings effectively
  • Identifies and resolves issues skillfully and in a timely manner
  • Keeps abreast of emerging technology and industry practice



  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to create and drive change and effectively communicate throughout the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, leadership qualities, computer literacy
  • Ability to supervise is essential for the candidate to perform successfully in this position
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Works with integrity and respect displaying a high degree of tact and diplomacy
  • Must be familiar with various measuring devices and analyzing information
  • Good understanding of HR and Financial acumen is highly desired



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Mechanical Engineering or Operations
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience of related experience in Manufacturing Management preferred
  • Experience, knowledge or trained in Six Sigma Lean Methodologies manufacturing
  • Six Sigma Lean GB certification highly desired or ability to obtain within 12 months



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

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