Executive Compensation Manager

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 Manager, Executive Compensation reporting to the Director, Total Rewards you will manage the executive compensation programs globally. You will be responsible for the analysis, recommendation and administration of the long-term incentive program, deferred compensation plan and stock ownership guidelines.  You will provide consultation on executive compensation matters, market pricing and offer recommendations as needed. In addition, you will assist in the preparation of materials for the Remuneration Committee meetings of the Board of Directors and the Remuneration Report included in the 20-F.


What You’ll Do: 


  • Responsible for the review, recommendation and administration of executive compensation programs including long-term incentive programs, perquisites and deferred compensation plans, peer group and annual benchmark study.
  • Ongoing review, communication and administration of Deferred Compensation plans.
  • Recommend Executive Annual Increases, Base, STI Targets and LTI Targets.
  • Work with Legal to prepare and review award agreements and Deed of Protection (APAC employees) for each grant.
  • Ongoing review, communications and administration of the LTI grant and vesting process; manage third-party administrator (Global Shares).
  • Prepare communication materials and conduct education sessions for participants for all LTI grants and vesting.
  • Partner with Accounting, Tax and Treasury in relation to the LTI vesting process to ensure each finance function receives the data required.
  • Prepare disclosure filings (2A and 3G) for the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
  • Create communication packages and meet newly hired executives to review all executive compensation programs.
  • Recommend enhancements and assist in the preparation of the Remuneration Report for inclusion in the 20-F including identifying the five NEOs, all compensation data and plan results.
  • Prepare the LTI section for the Annual Notice of Meeting.
  • Manage due dates and assist with the preparation of the Remuneration Committee meeting materials including partnering with accounting, legal and outside consultants for specific items. Create the project plans.
  • Stay abreast of executive compensation trends in both the U.S. and Australia; understanding the investor groups in Australia and their view of compensation


 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:


  • Education equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business, or other related field, or the equivalent in related work experience 
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in compensation with at least 3 years in executive compensation
  • Equity administration experience preferred
  • General Business knowledge with an emphasis on finance
  • Knowledge of SEC and Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Reporting requirements. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with management, staff and contractors.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Global Shares (preferred)


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 

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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.

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