Product Specialist Steel

Date: Mar 21, 2023

Location: Tallinn, EE, 11415

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. 


Your role 


Do you want to be a part of a Global manufacturing organisation?  We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Specialist who will be responsible for supporting NPD / VAVE / Sustaining projects, certification and compliance related tasks. Supporting 3rd party suppliers and technical related sales-oriented tasks with focus on Northern EU area.  


The successful candidate will ensure the expansion of product portfolio and support for maintenance and care of existing products regarding functional, qualitative as well as compliance aspects. This role is embedded into the JELD-WEN EU R&D working environment and related to processes, governance as well as reporting, linked to centralized PMO structure.       



What your impact will be 


  • Managing and supporting R&D projects related to NPD / VAVE / Sustaining area adhering to time-, costs- and resource - plans as well as the defined target costs. 

  • Planning, monitoring and tracking of projects after Toll-Gate-Process and connected reporting systems e.g. European-, Regional-Project-Review-Boards as well as Gate Approval Meetings (GAM). 

  • Alignment and definition of product-specifications and requirements in cooperation with Product Management and if necessary further stakeholders e.g. Sales. 

  • Alignment and definition of project schedule in cooperation with relevant stakeholders. 

  • Analysis and evaluation of possible product optimizations regarding costs and function. 

  • Evaluation of technical feasibility within the framework of basic technical investigations. 

  • Execution of Benchmark-Analysis and competitor considerations. 


What you'll need to succeed 


  • 3 years’ + experience in field of engineering in building goods industry, ideally within door (wood and steel) industry. 

  • Fluent (speaking and writing) in English 

  • Understanding of dependencies of design requirements and product specifications regarding approval and certification processes.  

  • Good reporting and structuring capabilities for breaking down to required actions and prioritization in a complex environment. 

  • Good knowledge of national norms regarding classification for fire, smoke, sound, etc. as well as connected test norms. 

  • Experience with Project Management in R&D working environment and application of standardized processes e.g. Toll-Gate or ECM. 

  • Experience with international concern working environments. 



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