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Value Stream Leader

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Melton Mowbray, GB, LE13 1PD

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.

About the Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for Value Stream Leaders to be based at Melton Stairs and reporting to the Group Co-Ordinating Value Stream Leader.


The key objective of this role is to manage the daily operational activity of the value stream. Ensuring a safe working environment that aligns it's self with Jeld-wen's core values as world class joinery manufacturer 


Key task and responsibilities include;

  • Safety management. A pro-active approach to safety improvement opportunities 
  • Ensuring hourly production targets are achieved and gaps to target actioned
  • Communicate departmental performance through an SQDCIP process. (Safety, quality, delivery, cost, inventory, people)
  • Management of team members performance and contributions, including appraisals, absenteeism, and disciplinary hearings
  • Maintaining schedule compliance to support site OTIF performance
  • Responsible for maintaining quality standards in accordance with ISO 9001 
  • Using lean manufacturing techniques to drive a continuous improvement culture. (OEE, value stream mapping, Kaizen, Kan-ban and DMAIC)
  • Maintaining a skills matrix and highlighting training opportunities for employee development
  • Ensure timely completion of 5S audits and implementing resulting improvement plans


Experience and Background Requirements

The successful candidate must have a ‘SAFETY FIRST’ mentality with experience working within a continuous improvement culture

  • Must have previous manufacturing experience.
  • Must have experience managing a team upwards of 20 employees
  • Experience working in a process driven environment and comfortable with measures and controls
  • Ability read KPI’s and promote change within their department
  • Experience of working within a medium to large size OEM company environment

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