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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Towanda, PA, US, 18848

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.


Lead and implement approved continuous improvement efforts identified by the specific site, by the company or by the CI Team. This position is responsible for managing the implementation of Continuous Improvement methods such as Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma, 8-D, Problem Solving and Value Stream Analysis to drive out waste and improve productivity.

This role will set the Company direction for CI.




·         Lead and coordinate a wide variety of identified and approved initiatives and projects designed to improve processes and performance in all areas of the business.

·         Participate in new license transitions by analyzing manufacturing processes to identify and realize efficiency gains during new product introduction.

·         Hands on involvement to prove process concepts and implementation of improvement activities.

·         Lead or conduct studies in cost, quality, productivity, flow, value stream mapping and root cause analysis.

·         Conduct operational audits to identify areas of opportunity across the business.

·         Identify and recommend location specific and company-wide improvement initiatives and opportunities.

·         Lead local and/or coordinate Kaizens and similar team-based improvement initiatives.

·         Train “change agent” employees, in all aspects of lean manufacturing, waste reduction, team effectiveness and continuous improvement.

·         Develop training materials and effectively deliver those materials in a team environment to ensure employees throughout the facilities are trained in CI concepts and philosophy.

·         Establish appropriate measurement systems to identify opportunities and to quantify implemented improvements.

·         Specify and coordinate best practices between locations and ensure the transfer of such practices to each location.

·         Lead teams to develop appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for their products, process, or function. Leadership of cross functional CI project teams.

·         Identify goals for CI events and potential quantifiable savings.


·         Establish, lead, and maintain a Continuous Improvement Steering Committee.

·         Facilitate the selection, scope, and planning of specific improvement projects.

·         Facilitate & Mentor CI events and teams.

·         Monitor and maintain event schedules.

·         Follow up and audit event progress to ensure results are achieved and sustained.

·         Resolve implementation issues / create and manage implementation communication process.

·         Ensuring consistency of implemented processes and programs throughout the facility

·         Manage and take a lead role in promoting and improving quality processes, expectations and results.

·         Adhere to safety policies and procedures related to all facets of job.

·         Undertake ad-hoc activities that may be required by the business.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related discipline. Engineering and manufacturing background highly desirable


  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the company
  • Self-motivated, highly organized with demonstrated ability to work multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience driving a change management initiative
  • Experience in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • 5 years’ experience in developing, organizing, implementing, and managing projects and assignments
  • Demonstrated experience in selecting and working with a wide range of CI tools (Value Stream Mapping, Lean, Six Sigma and Validation) as well as other creative problem solving skills Computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, Minitab, etc.) Database experience a plus



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: Scranton