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Sr Continuous Improvement Analyst

Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location: Stockton, CA, US, 95206

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.

American Building Supply (ABS), a subsidiary of Jeld Wen, one of the Nation’s largest wholesale suppliers of Doors, Door Hardware, Windows and Millwork is currently seeking an experienced Continuous Improvement Analyst to support our Distribution, Production and Sales teams in our Distribution Facility.  This is an excellent opportunity for a hard-working individual, as this position requires a wide range of tasks that requires organization in a dynamic environment.


Our company understands that it is only through our valued employees that we can be successful. We are constantly on the lookout for enthusiastic people who want to be part of a great team.


Your Role

  • Identify, lead and deploy Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives in plant to deliver quantified bottom-line performance improvement.
  • To develop/support Continuous improvement (CI) culture in plant.
  • Effective deployment of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, business process assessment, planning, facilitation and execution of Kaizen events, and the systemic improvement of standard work practices and procedures.
  • To support plant manager in delivering and maintaining a savings pipeline/ project opportunity of 5% of Costs of Goods Sold (CoGS)
  • To support plant manager in delivering a 3% of CoGS productivity improvement year on year



Your Responsibilities

  • To live by the JELD-WEN Values and lead by the JELD-WEN Leadership Model, to build businesses ethically and safely, to invest in people, to inspire customers through innovations, to deliver on our promises and to improve every day.
  • To ensure adherence with all compliance standards and operate with integrity at all times.
  • Support and educate employees to sustain CI culture in plant – establish improvement as a way of life.
  • Develop and deliver Productivity pipeline (improvement projects and savings).
  • Plan and deliver CI projects to achieve business cost reduction targets.
  • Be an ambassador for CI initiatives.
  • Manage projects for approved CI programs by coordinating the necessary resources and setting controls to achieve the agreed objectives.
  • Facilitate and lead CI events in plant.
  • Monitor the cost, schedule and progress of plant CI projects and events and take actions where appropriate.
  • Encourage knowledge-sharing in plant to accelerate improvements and benefits.

Your Skills and Experiences

  • Previous experience and knowledge in Continuous Improvement/ Lean, preferably in the manufacturing industry.
  • Education in business/economics/manufacturing preferable.
  • Project management education preferable.
  • Different kind of data handling and understanding – describe, collect, analyze and conclude.
  • Experience in project management and change management.
  • Good IT skills are essential. 
  • Analytical, structured and team oriented.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to drive change. 
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Read, write and speak Finnish and English




ABS takes pride in providing a supportive, employee-friendly environment. Our total compensation package includes health insurance, paid vacation, and 401(k) retirement plan. While this helps us attract good people, our culture helps us keep them. We truly care about our employees and want your experience with us to be positive and rewarding.

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: Stockton