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VP, Global Advanced Manufacturing Engrg

Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: AL, US

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.

VP, Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Job Description

April 21, 2021


VP of Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineer must be passionate about engineering and deep in experience. Possess the ability to courageously and innovatively look at different paths to design a future for the Global Manufacturing Engineering organization. S/he will have the ability to express ideas concisely and in an easily understood manner, gain buy-in from others, and the ability to turn the imagined future into a sustained reality.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads the strategic Global Advanced Manufacturing engineering function. This includes next generation manufacturing capabilities.
  • Responsible for the ongoing planning and management of global engineering activities including design, development, overall project management, improvement of products, facilities and equipment, and global engineering portfolio management, with strong business acumen, linked to corporate and global operations strategy.
  • Works with Program Management and the Stage Gate process to ensure rigorous hand-off of new products into manufacturing, institutionalizing manufacturing innovation receivership and effectiveness methods.
  • Responsible for thought leadership in advanced manufacturing techniques to improve throughput and quality.
  • Works with manufacturing and R&D managers to implement technology transfers into the design, development, and modification of products and manufacturing facilities.
  • Responsible for complex technical manufacturing issue resolution, coordinating learnings across facilities, leveraging SME’s, and driving fundamental understanding in mfg. processes and products. Drives global standardization of processes and use of structured problem-solving tools.
  • Primary technical voice and major player in coordinating facility rationalization, along with Planning, to drive greater economy of scale and optimize serving markets at lowest cost. In collaboration with Strategic Project leaders, aids implementation of product and facilities changes and the costing and purchasing of associated materials and equipment.
  • Partners with factories and regional leaders to map out and implement productivity improvements. Coordinates the layout of machinery and equipment to enhance efficiency and productivity, driving asset optimization and improvements.
  • Adapts machinery and equipment design to plant and production conditions.
  • Maintains project budgets and schedules, co-ordinates activities of inter-related engineering functions and provides engineering assistance to other departments as required.
  • Accountable for Operational Excellence – VSM, Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and Industrial Engineering improvements. Partners with Global Quality on Process Control Systems
  • Partners with the global JELD-WEN Excellence Model (JEM) team to deploy the least waste way of manufacturing.
  • Assesses manufacturing processes and environmental conditions to ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory agencies and organization safety standards.
  • Lead change management efforts.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with focus in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering required with a minimum of 20 years progressive engineering leadership, working across multiple engineering disciplines (materials, mechanical, etc.), including infrastructure experience (maintenance, power systems, reliability, PM, controls and audits). Global experience required.
  • Master’s in Engineering or Business preferred.
  • Broader functional experience (manufacturing, R&D, Commercial/Customer Interaction) and extensive material conversion process knowledge is a plus.
  • Wood building product fenestration highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to build sustainable and transferable engineering solutions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) as well as Internet software and E-mail is required.
  • Effective team leader and facilitator with good communication and motivation skills.
  • Program Management skills, Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated knowledgeable of Lean, Six Sigma, One Pc Flow, SMED, TPM and OEE techniques required.
  • Knowledge and experience with M4.0 and IIOT.
  • Machine Utilization Management, Capacity Utilization Management. Ability to use and interpret CAD data files with engineering & tooling suppliers globally. Equipment Standards & Specifications development and comparison.
  • Experience working in multi-tiered matrix organization.
  • Domestic and international travel (approx. 50%) required.
  • Must be able to work within a diverse organization, including people from different cultures, backgrounds, levels, and perspectives, collaborating to find best solutions for the organization.


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