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Continuous Improvement Lead
St Marys, NSW
  • Are you an experienced CI professional looking for a new challenge?
  • Want to work for a market leader and drive Operational and Cultural change?
  • Are you as comfortable in the boardroom as you are on the plant floor?

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.  Within the Australasia region, JELD- WEN has over 70+ facilities and employs over 5,000 staff. 


JELD-WEN is the name behind iconic Australian brands – Stegbar, Regency, Corinthian, Airlite, Aneeta, Trend, Kolder, A&L and Breezway.  Our vision is to inspire our customers through leading brands, great service, innovative new products, and solutions leveraging the full JELD-WEN portfolio, while significantly enhancing our ease of doing business built on Operational Excellence.


The Opportunity


The Continuous Improvement Lead will facilitate CI initiatives designed to eliminate waste, non-value-added activities and improve performance in Safety, Quality, Product Delivery, Cost, and Inventory management. In this role, you will teach, coach, and mentor cross-functional teams in delivering improvements using the JELD-WEN methodology in both Operations and Functional areas.   


Key Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with business unit leaders in analyzing key performance indicators to ensure improvement efforts are strategically aligned and adding value in the eyes of our Customers
  • Facilitate, Coach and Mentor cross-functional teams in developing skills and alignment with CI deliverables
  • Deliver results and develop employee capability (skills and culture) for sustaining CI improvements
  • Lead CI projects and Kaizen events to deliver sustained Operational and Functional improvement
  • Execute improvement plans and initiatives to support the rollout and education of CI
  • Provide regular progress updates including reports and analysis
  • Deliver sustained Improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory
  • Work across business practices to remove barriers and streamline processes

About You

  • Demonstrated experience delivering process improvements in a Manufacturing (MUST)
  • Minimum 3 years experience leading Lean Transformations in manufacturing
  • Six Sigma Green Belt 
  • Degree in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing, or equivalent education
  • Experience using modern Operational Excellence and CI methods (LEAN, TPS, Kanban, SQDCI, A3, Six Sigma etc.)
  • Strong project management, organizational, analytical, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work efficiently managing competing deadlines and priorities

What's On Offer

  • Flexible working hours
  • Ongoing training and career development
  • Global exposure including development opportunities
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Generous discounts on our extensive range of JELD-WEN products
  • On-site parking
  • Ability to schedule leave every year at Christmas

Your next steps


If you believe you can further develop the JELD-WEN Continuous Improvement culture across all levels of the business this is the opportunity for you, apply now!


JELD-WEN builds businesses ethically and safely. Eligible applications must have legal rights to work in Australia and undertake a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol screening, and a police check.


Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested by the Talent Acquisition Team.

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