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Plant Manager

Date: Jun 10, 2021

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.

Plant Manager – Woodbridge (Toronto)


Position:                                            Plant Manager

Reports To:                                       Vice President of Operations-Canada          

Location:                                            Toronto, Ontario (Vaughan)



Reporting to the Vice President of Operations the Plant Manager (PM) position is responsible for, directs and manages and leads all local plant operations. This position has the overall responsibility for production of the manufacturing facility. Supporting the VP Operations in driving operational excellence and maximizing organizational growth and profitability through leadership of the Canadian window, door, and distribution operations.  As a member of JELD-WEN’s Toronto’s Leadership Team, the incumbent will be required to:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide visible leadership in the Toronto facility and model the company’s vision and values; ensure alignment to cascading goals and priorities.
  • Reset culture of safety and deploy programs to ensure that each facility develops and is implementing a strategy to achieve world class safety levels.
  • Establishes and monitors overall plant performance for safety, production and quality standards, working closely with CI Managers and CI and Safety Teams. 
  • Controls and minimizes labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.
  • Maintains existing plant facilities and equipment; replaces, or submits requests for   adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary and as needed.
  • Lead JEM (JELD-WEN Excellence Model) in the facility, to include a JEM roadmap as well as leadership of transactional front and back-office events across the business.
  • Coordinates plant activities through strategic planning with Group Plant Managers
  • Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective actions as necessary and in a timely manner, in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources, Legal and/or Corporate offices as needed
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in a matrixed environment to achieve critical business objectives.  Cross functional collaboration includes, but is not limited to: Engineering, R&D, Risk, Supply Chain, Finance, Customer Care / Service, Sales and Marketing
  • Develop and deploy appropriate plant processes in support of JELD-WEN Canada’s strategic vision
  • Reporting into this role are : OHS, Quality, Purchasing, I.T, JEM and A/P and local Payroll.



  • 5-7 years of manufacturing operations leadership experience   
  • Relevant work experience directly managing a P&L
  • Advanced knowledge of raw materials, preferably for door/window applications.
  • Advanced 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.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and manufacturing related schematics.
  • Strong knowledge of business, finance, quality control systems and standards.
  • Advanced 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.
  • A team player, and the ability to coach and mentor managerial personnel, and instill JELD-WEN’s Mission and cultural values in all plant personnel.
  • Superior motivational skills and the ability to train, and drive CI methods and initiatives into managers and subordinate personnel.
  • Advanced understanding of JELD-WEN’s KPI’s, corporate goals, and profit margins and objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, purchasing and related disciplines.  
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from corporate, groups of managers, clients, customers,
  • Fundamental knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include corporate personnel and managers, and rank and file plant personnel.
  • Proven rigor in operations / supply chain management, lean manufacturing / operational excellence and policy deployment
  • Mix of operations (manufacturing, supply chain, SIOP) and commercial (marketing, sales, product management, growth) partnership experience.
  • Track record of implementation and execution utilizing Lean and Continuous Improvement concepts and strategies (e.g. SIOP, Value Stream Organizational Structures, etc.)
  • Comfortable driving growth through a product management structure in a fast paced, growth oriented business; proven track record of delivering results.
  • Undergraduate university degree required.   Engineering degree preferred.  MBA preferred.
  • Ability to travel – limited within North America.


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