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Group Manager

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Woodbridge, ON, CA, L4H 3G9

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complying with JELD-WEN EH&S requirements, legal requirements including policies, standards, rules, and programs
  • Manages unionized plant personnel at manufacturing facilities to ensure that the production of the JELD-WEN product is produced in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Ensures that standards for product quality, equipment and operational performance is maintained and enhanced, and that cost effective technology is used to maximize productivity utilizing SQDCI, TPS, OTD and Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies, activities, and procedures. 
  • Manages policy deployment in the areas of Lean Manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, complete and on-time delivery, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls, and plant performance measures.
  • Communicates to the production manager and other top plant personnel new Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies, including those established by Engineering, R&D, the VP of Operations, and corporate headquarters.
  • Advises production manager on labor issues including safety, security, employee relations, scheduling, training, grievances, etc. Ensures that plant employees are adhering to JELD-WEN policies and procedures and administering practices in a fair and equitable manner consistent with same.  
  • Coordinates plant activities to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner in accordance with corporate goals/objectives. 
  • Provides direction, development, and leadership to plant employees.
  • Trains and develops staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary in a timely manner, in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources, Legal, and/or corporate offices as needed on same.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned




  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Business, Engineering, or a related field, and at least ten (10) years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably the auto industry or door and window industry
  • Knowledge of management principles and controls relevant to manufacturing operations, preferably in the auto industry or door and window industry.
  • Knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing process improvement techniques including, but not limited to, SQDCI, TPS, OTD, and Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and methodologies.
  • LEAN manufacturing and/or production process experience a must.
  • Experience in working with manufacturing-based technology and the ability to effectuate operational changes as needed.
  • Leadership, interpersonal, technical aptitude, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to lead and drive manufacturing process improvement techniques through the production process in a skillful and deliberate manner.
  • Ability to read and write reports, business correspondence and interpret general business practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to appropriate plant personnel.
  • Ability to effectively present information to Plant Management and respond to questions when asked.
  • Excellent business acumen, decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to lead and be a change agent on best industry practices as needed. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other position applicable software applications.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing/OSHA health and safety standards and compliance.

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