Continuous Improvement Manager

Date: Sep 28, 2023

Location: Woodbridge, ON, CA, L4H 3G9

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

JELD-WEN is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our growing team.


What You Will Do

  • Complying with JELD-WEN EH&S requirements, legal requirements including policies, standards, rules, and programs
  • Drives the implementation of the JEM program and initiatives that strive toward business excellence
  • Coach and facilitate improvement activities focused on transactional processes in alignment with corporate JEM strategy and deployment goals.
  • Effectively coaches and supports local JEM team plant-based employees
  • Leads JEM projects/Kaizen events for improvement results that can be leveraged globally across sites, functions, and product lines.
  • Ensures that JEM training, tools, assessments, and resources are available to employees at all levels and are being utilized appropriately and effectively.
  • Collaborates and executes communication plans to support the rollout and education on continuous improvements and best practices across plants and functions.   
  • Provide progress reporting on improvements. Track results to strategic plans and KPI’s.
  • Be proficient in guiding root-cause analysis (A3 Problem Solving). Lead or coach focused improvement activities and teams to improve results like safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory.
  • Focus areas: Visual Management for Transactional processes, standard work, SIOP or IBP, Material Pull systems and Inventory
  • Utilize and facilitate Value Stream Mapping, process flow charts, Material Pull techniques, RACI and other JEM tools to recommend and facilitate modifications in workflow.
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate various CI related workshops and training events.
  • Work across business practices to remove barriers and streamline processes by understanding internal and external customer requirements.
  • Works with the NA JEM Director, Global JEM team, and peers in analyzing key performance indicators to ensure improvement efforts are strategically aligned and adding value to the bottom line.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned


Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Operations or equivalent education and experience as determined by management.
  • Previous multi-site experience preferred
  • Bilingual English and French strongly preferred
  • Previous experience working within a in structured corporate continuous improvement model
  • Demonstrated experience as a cultural change agent  
  • Hands on experience using modern Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, Kanban, TPI, A3,5S Six Sigma etc.).
  • Certified Lean Manager preferred. Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred.
  • At least three (3) to five (5) years’ experience leading Lean Transformations, educating others on Lean principles and deployment planning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Transactional processes: Quote to cash, Sales generation, product development, marketing, finance/accounting, procurement/supply chain process improvement techniques.
  • Strong project management, organizational, analytical, and presentation skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking to processes to develop, recommend and implement strategies and programs that address company objectives. 
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills up and down the organizational hierarchy to include corporate offices.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with direct reports and influence on those with whom there is not a reporting relationship.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and applicable JELD-WEN software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities.



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. As a global organization, specific benefits may vary, however typically including medical & dental, retirement program, etc.

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.