Market Insights Analyst

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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As the Market Insights Analyst, you will be responsible for gathering, collating, and analyzing data from a variety of sources to deliver actionable insights to our Product and Segments teams. As a Market Insights Analyst, you are assigned target accounts and are expected to become the go to experts for all aspects of their assigned accounts.

You will prepare reports of your findings, which you would share and present to stakeholders in our central commercial teams to enable them to deliver innovative new products, and effective strategies in the market.


What You’ll Do: 

  • Being the central expert for all aspects of assigned accounts
    • Owning and updating SWOT analysis for target accounts
    • Listening to and analyzing quarterly and annual results calls
    • Reviewing and benchmarking the products and services offered by assigned accounts
    • Utilizing industry and third-party reporting
  • Soliciting relevant feedback from James Hardie sales teams and using it to increase knowledge of target accounts
  • Running cross functional reporting not assigned to target accounts
  • Presenting insights to James Hardie’s strategic teams on a regular cadence


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


What You’ll Bring:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Required, Preferred - Business, Data Analytics, Statistics, Math or other quantitative degree
  • Two to Four Years Work Experience in a Quantitative and Analytical Role Required, Preferred – Competitive intelligence experience outside of a consumer-packaged goods industry
  • Strong analytical skills, with a demonstrated track record of drawing actionable insights from data
  • Demonstrated track record with presenting insights to leadership teams
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to make analytical leaps of faith when data is incomplete or unavailable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to hold peers accountable in a matrix organization
  • Proficiency with SAP ECC, Business Objects, and Tableau preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding and analyzing quarterly and annual filings preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in analytical account ownership and expertise preferred
  • Travel – Competitive Intelligence Analysts are expected to be available to travel 10% of the time


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
  • And more 

Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!



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

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