IT Project 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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The IT Project Manager will be responsible for providing project management for strategic, functional, and sometimes cross-functional programs and/or projects.  PMs will support delivery by leading teams and following Project Management methodologies developed under the Global Transformation Management Office (GTMO).  The Project Manager will provide project management consistent with JH standards and in partnership with their respective Portfolio Management Office (PMO).  The Project Manager assigned to the IT organization will report directly to the PMO Director, in support of various projects outlined in the IT enterprise roadmap.


What You’ll Do: 

  • Manage execution of strategic, complex, functional, and cross-functional projects, exercising organizational, leadership, and management skills to successfully delivery of projects
  • Lead and facilitate functional and sometimes cross-functional teams in defining project goals, deliverables, milestones, resources, budget, and schedule
  • Provide timely and accurate communications to stakeholders, including overall status, health, and business benefits tracking for projects
  • Provide leadership, planning, tracking, benchmarking and reporting to effectively manage projects
  • Manage oversight of project level financial management, including managing to the achievement of the business case
  • Lead project teams in implementing and applying standard processes for risk management, issue management, quality assurance, and project communications
  • Anticipate resourcing needs and develop/modify plans accordingly to achieve desired results
  • Facilitate and contribute to the continuous improvement of a standard PM methodology including, but not limited to, project execution, approval, and reporting based on standard PMI practices adopted by the GTMO
  • Apply structured Change Management methods to projects and lead change management activities, including stakeholder assessment, communication, training/ coaching, and resistance management
  • Facilitate and contribute to the continuous improvement of a standard Change Management methodology, consisting of an Organizational Change Management toolkit with processes, techniques, and templates
  • Mentor and train business team members to build consistent project management and change management practices across the function


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Project Management or similar fields preferred
  • 8-10 year total IT experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in IT Project Management required
  • Project Management Certification (PMP, CSM, or PSM, SAFE) highly desired
  • Strong knowledge of project lifecycle and industry-leading program and project management practices and methodologies
  • Demonstrated project management planning/ execution skills with a record of leading large projects to obtain tangible business results
  • Demonstrated business knowledge and excellence in building relationships with internal and external teams
  • Ability to drive project management standards across the organization by helping functional teams understand, see and utilize its benefits
  • Ability to influence, inform, and collaborate with all levels of leadership
  • Task and resource management experience
  • Effective leader of cross functional teams; ability to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal/collaboration skills
  • Critical Thinking and ability to navigate multiple priorities 


This job description provides general information about the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. Nothing in this job descriptions restricts management’s right to modify these duties and responsibilities at any time. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment or modify your status as an at-will employee.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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