HR Talent Analytics Lead

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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Onsite in our downtown Chicago office 3 days per week


The Talent Analytics Lead collaborates with all areas of the James Hardie business to develop insights from people data that support business decisions while helping drive key business initiatives. This role will provide reporting and analytics capabilities, HR services and support, and technical support and implementation expertise to our HR Partner organization.

This role reports to the VP People Solutions and provides support across the HR function. As team member of the People Solutions organization, you will develop the strength of James Hardie’s Analytics and Reporting, while ensuring data governance, reporting, analytics requirements are met.


What You’ll Do:

  • Lead project implementation of master data strategy for HR related system implementations and database cleansing projects.
  • Lead the design of global HR metrics and benchmarking within HR information systems, including cross-functional companywide data gathering and analytics on employee data trends.
  • Gather requirements, consult, and guide stakeholders around best-practices to design and build the right data tools.
  • Contribute to global HR data governance initiatives, including key data element identification, data quality reporting, and data retention in support of corporate policy.
  • Use advanced data visualization techniques to communicate solutions to stakeholders.
  • Partner with business leaders to identify and design measurement strategies to track the effectiveness and sustainability of strategic programs and initiatives.
  • Create and administer surveys and assessments for HR team and other departments as needed; analyze, interpret, and report results.
  • Assist in the selection, design, implementation, and ongoing support of assessments, tools, and applications.
  • Develop reporting to support the HR function, compliance requirements, and business needs including, but not limited to:
    • Headcount and turnover statistics
    • Talent acquisition metrics and onboarding / offboarding data
    • Employee engagement/satisfaction
    • Employee performance measures
    • State & federal compliance reporting
    • Inclusion & diversity initiatives
    • Workforce planning (talent, staffing, leadership, succession)
  • Develop and deliver project summary reports, executive summaries, and other written and verbal communications, as appropriate.
  • Deliver high quality analysis, reporting, and presentations to senior leadership to support HR and overall business strategy and decision-making.
  • Facilitate the development of organizational KPI’s, identify and extract relevant data from source databases, and build solutions and metrics that produce actionable insights and drive decision-making within the organization.
  • Evolve our reporting and analytics capabilities through automation and create tools and solutions that preempt urgent business requests.
  • Provide training and functional support of HR systems and tools to end-users as needed.
  • Maintains an advanced knowledge of HR information systems capabilities, as well as HR business processes and functional HR strategies to recommend and support solutions.


What You’ll Bring: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • 5+ years of experience in reporting as well as data visualization
  • Experience leading data projects and partnering with stakeholders by gathering requirements and transforming them into usable reports and data visualizations to drive business decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively across multiple business units and levels of the organization
  • Ability to train others on the team on the use of core analytics tools
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Strong experience building data visualizations in Tableau
  • Strong SQL coding skills for data analysis and testing
  • HR realated experience 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
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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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