Brand Merchandising Inventory Specialist

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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Hybrid from our downtown Chicago office / your Chicagoland home office



As the Digital Merchandising Manager


What You’ll Do:

Support the marketing group in the maintenance of the Brand Merchandising program.  This individual will be the resident expert on all items offered on James Hardie’s internal e-store (aka Hardie Store) and will be the primary go-to-person for its management. 

  • Maintain inventory levels of all print collateral and fiber cement samples on James Hardie’s e-store (aka Hardie Store).
  • Set up new items on Hardie Store and handle disposition of items that are being discontinued.
  • Maintain reports to ensure data integrity.
  • Maintain user base of all users on Hardie store to ensure accurate and up-to-date records, including facilitating new user set-ups/credentialing.  
  • Conduct regular cross-functional meetings with vendor partners and internal graphics design team and Samples Plant for planning and optimization in print and samples production.
  • Create, maintain and publish user and training documentation for all new and existing users of Hardie Store. 
  • Manage the end-to-end user experience on Hardie Store including data catalogs and on-site communication.
  • Publish regularly scheduled report updates to the organization to track performance of inventory disposition, fill rates and budget spend.
  • Maintain brand style standards – ensure consistency between print, offline and online assets.
  • Assist in diagnosing, facilitating or resolving user service issues on Hardie Store.
  • Participate in continuous evolution of the James Hardie brand by helping institutionalize changes across the organization.  


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree (business marketing or management)
  • 3+ years merchandising or inventory managmement experience, preferrably in a digital environment
  • Understanding of merchandising processes, procedures and systems.
  • Experience managing catalog and/or web projects.
  • Strong time and project management skills with good follow-through.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Sense of urgency and ability to shift and prioritize work to meet key deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project).
  • Demonstrated experience in working cross-functionally with different teams such as Field Sales, Legal, Products, etc.  
  • Ability to travel 10%.
  • Ability to work in the office minimum 3 days/week


What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie


Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!


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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Merchandising, Brand Manager, Inventory, Field Sales, Retail, Operations, Marketing, Sales