Manager, Change Management

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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Job Summary

The Manager, Change Management reports to the VP People Solutions and is responsible for developing a communication and change strategy for the global HR team in conjunction with our HR Transformation project.  They will also be responsible for the people side of the change, including guiding employee through the changes to business processes, systems, and technologies.   


What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and manage an integrated communications strategy, defining audiences, timing, and communication channels and messaging in accordance with the HR Transformation project.
  • Ensures consistency and clarity of messaging to team members from various stakeholders throughout the organization -- Human Resources and senior leadership.
  • Collaborates with business leaders to define the most effective communications strategies and tactics for delivering key messages to internal audiences, including the development of communication plans, schedules and content.
  • Produce high-quality content for internal channels, including newsletters, emails, videos, and SharePoint.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and execute comprehensive change management strategies that align with organizational objectives and facilitate successful transitions.
  • Identify and engage key stakeholders, ensuring clear and effective communication regarding upcoming changes, addressing concerns, and managing expectations throughout the change process.
  • Conduct impact assessments to determine the effects of changes on individuals, teams, and processes, and develop tailored strategies to mitigate potential challenges and resistance.
  • Develop and deliver training programs to equip employees with the necessary skills and knowledge to adapt to new systems, processes, and technologies resulting from organizational changes.


Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


What You’ll Bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field
  • 5 – 7 years of related work experience (communications and/or change management)
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading complex projects.
  • Experience managing the strategic development, implementation and execution of a comprehensive internal communications and change management program.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment.


Desired Skills

  • Display advanced communication (verbal and written), attention to detail, organizational, analytical, critical thinking, and team building skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to set priorities, plan, and organize tasks and deliverables as needs evolve



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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Location exclusion

This job may not be performed remotely in CO, CA, WA, New York City or the Chicagoland area.

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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