Senior Project Manager- Fiber Engineering

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.

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Engineering, the Senior Project Manager (Fiber Engineering) will implement and lead multiple Capital and productivity projects.

This candidate will also be responsible for Goal Deployment implementation at assigned facilities within their region and implementing projects of various size and scale, complexity and duration to deliver process improvement solutions and operational excellence to the various JELD-WEN plants.

This position will direct and coordinate cross-functional teams and activities to complete assigned projects that are of significant complexity and value to ensure that projects are completed within prescribed contractual requirements, time frames, and funding parameters while employing Continuous Improvement (Cl), Lean Six Sigma and SQDCI methodologies at all JELD-WEN manufacturing facilities in North America.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Serve as the driving force and champion of executing organizational integration, capital equipment purchases and standardized roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities for all programs and projects for the Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) doorskin division.

• Plan and control the procurement process of capital equipment, materials and services.

Ensure the equipment and/or services are delivered on time, on budget, and meet all JELD-WEN standards/specifications to insure program success.

• Oversee and work with cross-functional teams to identify tasks, build and manage program plans, identify, assign and commit functional resources to meet organization productivity commitments, goals and objectives.

• Incorporate Lean Six Sigma and SQDCI methodologies into programs and projects.

• Meet with and provide leadership and direction to cross-functional teams.

Work cooperatively with senior leaders and multiple manufacturing locations.


• Bachelors degree in Industrial, Operations, Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Mechanical, or related Engineering Degree required.

• 5 – 10 years experience in plant/ process engineering to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory a must.

Experience in the wood products industry preferred, ideally in Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) plants.

• Strong multi-project management skills and experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing multiple significant-scale projects from definition through implementation involving internal personnel and third-party contractors.

• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, and the ability to work across the organization and interact/influence/negotiate effectively with Senior Management and with all levels of management at multiple facilities/locations.

• Experience with operational analysis tools and development methodologies and matrix tools (i.e.

measurement systems, business redesigns, service models, financial models, work and process flow diagrams).

• The ability to write reports, business correspondence, and operational procedure manuals.

• The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other directors, plant managers and senior executives of the company.

• The ability to effectuate operational changes as needed and as directed.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office and other JELD-WEN position applicable computer software and hardware applications.

• Proficient in AutoDesk AutoCAD and/or Inventor.

• Must have the ability to maintain the highest degree of integrity, ethical standards, and confidentiality.

• Travel required: 30-40%.

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