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Sr Director II, Manufacturing Operations

Date: Jan 15, 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.

JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, Canada’s leading window and door brand, is currently seeking an individual for the following position at our Toronto, Ontario Plant and Offices. We are looking for our next great team member to work in a team environment providing exceptional service to our customers. Our vision is to lead the global building products industry with great people creating superior products and delivering excellence in all that we do.


Sr. Director, Manufacturing Operations – Toronto (Vaughan), Ontario


Summary: Reporting to the VP & GM of Canada, the Sr. Director of Manufacturing Operations is responsible for 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 Canadian Leadership Team, the incumbent will be required to:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 


  • Provide visible leadership in all facilities and model the company’s vision and values across manufacturing facilities; ensure alignment to division 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.
  • Lead JEM (JELD-WEN Excellence Model) implementation across the Canadian business, to include a JEM roadmap for every facility as well as leadership of transactional front and back-office events across the business.
  • Conduct rigorous organizational structure and talent review of the operations teams; develop and implement development plans as needed to build world class talent across the business
  • Develop and deploy strategy for capital investments and improvement projects.
  • Collaborate with Product Management and R&D to deliver NPD plans in support of annual and strategic plans
  • Lead 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 business processes in support of JELD-WEN Canada’s strategic vision (e.g. Strategy Deployment, etc.)



  • Minimum of 10 years senior business and operations leadership experience within manufacturing
  • Experience directly managing a +$50M P&L
  • Experience at a company known for rigor in operations / supply chain management, ideally a company known for lean manufacturing / operational excellence and that manages through policy deployment (e.g., Toyota Production System, Danaher Business System, etc.).
  • Balance of operations (manufacturing, supply chain, SIOP) and commercial (marketing, sales, product management, growth) experience, ideally having directly managed these functions on the route up to general management.
  • 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, ~50% travel required.

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