Sr. Manager, Production

Date: Jul 13, 2024

Location: Towanda, PA, US, 18848

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Sr. Manager, Production to join our growing team.



As a Sr. Manager, Production, you will oversee manufacturing and production operations, including processing, assembly, machinery, processing and/or packaging. You will set production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, materials supply, staffing resources and volume required to meet demand and to ensure maximum production quantity and quality.This role is considered as an Assistant Plant Manager, you will be responsible for the output of multiple work areas and focus on implementing and executing strategies within own department, family, and team. In this position, you will performs a variety of tasks such as managing the output of one or more product lines, overseeing month end inventory, initiating equipment/supply orders, handling disputes among team members and regularly assessing safety standards in all areas.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Motivating, supporting, and providing guidance to all levels of department staff
  • Ensures all safety and health standards are met to keep an organization accident-free.
  • Communicating regularly with upper management regarding problems or issues impacting production
  • Evaluates machine resources to ensure continued production and minimal downtime.
  • Establishes a balance between increased productivity and reduced costs of manufacturing operations.
  • Sets productivity goals for each manufacturing team or product line.
  • Develops workflow policies and procedures that improve efficiency without compromising safety or quality.
  • Drives improvements in quality, yield, and downtime events.
  • Ensures adequate scheduling of staff of assigned product lines.
  • Routinely interface with other department managers in finance, engineering, safety and purchasing.
  • Manage Product Line Group Managers for one or more product lines.



  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations Management or Manufacturing Technology, master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a manufacturing facility that offered the opportunity to gain a well-rounded background in quality.
  • Preferred experience working in a wood manufacturing environment. 
  • Six Sigma certification desired.
  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Understand production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to develop, plan and implement short- and long-term goals.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written). Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office and the use of statistical software.
  • Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize.
  • Must be a highly motivated, service and collaborative individual with an attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical ability with the ability to troubleshoot problems that arise.
  • Supervisory and interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated good internal customer service skills. Good presentation skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.





About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. 

JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit

In 2022, Newsweek named JELD-WEN as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies. 

What We Offer

Investing in People is one of our Core Values, we strive to attract & retain great people! As such, JELD-WEN offers competitive compensation & benefits packages. Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees will receive ten paid holidays throughout the calendar year. JELD-WEN does not accrue time off for salaried positions. We believe in mutual trust and workplace flexibility, therefore appropriate time off for vacation, illness, or other reasons will be agreed upon with your manager per our Flexible Paid Time Off Policy. Employees can also enroll in the following company benefit programs including, 401k Retirement Savings Plan, Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Tuition Reimbursement, and Employee Discount Program.​

Expected pay for this role is between $124,800.00 to $208,000.00 per year and is based on experience and qualifications.​

JELD-WEN is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation based on individuals’ physical traits, beliefs, and/or other characteristics that are protected under applicable laws.

JELD-WEN does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services.

Nearest Major Market: Scranton