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NPDI Project Manager

Date: 15-Oct-2021

Location: Oettingen, DE, 86732

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.


NPDI Project Manager for European PMO team | Germany

Can you motivate and engage people around the task to deliver excellent results?

Can you brand your projects and perform clear communication to stakeholders?

Are you an experienced Project Manager with a proven track record within New Product Development Implementation in an international environment?

And do you thrive in an international business environment with high complexity and many stakeholders?


Then you might be the right candidate for the new position in our European PMO department, as an NPDI Project Manager in  Germany!




You will be part of our Project Portfolio Management team in Europe and report directly to European PMO Manager. As a NPDI Project manager you will be responsible of coordinating a portfolio of projects, taking place in multiple plants across Europe. You will be managing various types of projects, such as New Product Development Implementation, Product Change Implementation, Optimization, and Compliance Related Projects.


Main purpose is to optimize usage of resources from different departments to secure a maximal output in terms of value generation, while reducing the time needed to achieve such goal.,


Passion for Project Management and a sense for the importance to lead the change. We expect you to possess a ‘Can do attitude’ and to have excellent skills in:

    • Change Management
    • Motivate and engage people around the target.
    • Break down, planning, risk management, alignment, and execution
    • Knows how to balance structure vs action.
    • Communication
    • Manage complexity
    • Results oriented and self-driven towards efficiency increase.
    • Understands challenges as points to overcome.



  • Deliver according to scope and reduce project duration by increasing team efficiency.
  • To have transparency and a clear communication to your stakeholders
  • Remain within the target of your financial budget per project



  • Manage and coordinate a large cross functional team in different projects across Europe to secure plans are executed accordingly, maximizing PMO Europe’s results.
  • Secure that we implement and follow our Tollgate stage gate model.
  • To ensure adherence with all compliance standards and operate with integrity at all times.
  • To be an ambassador for the PMO department and create good relations and business partner in the internal European organization
  • Work collaboratively with the European PMO team in delivering continuous improvement of JELD-WEN’s Tollgate processes and procedures.




Your key contacts for this role will internal be Operations, R&D, Product Management, Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance, Sales and Marketing



  • Essential: 3-5 years’ experience in Project and Portfolio Management and a proven track record within New Product Development Implementation in an international environment.
  • Desirable: 3-5+ years’ experience in R&D/Operations/Sales




  • Project Management certification is an advantage
  • A general good business and process understanding is needed.



  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English
  • German is a must



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