Manager, Organization Design and Workforce Planning

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 Manager, Manager, Organization Design and Workforce Planning is responsible for managing organization design, change management and workforce planning efforts to support business priorities. The manager will provide subject matter expertise to HRBPs and business leaders through partnership on human capital initiatives. They will deliver transformational organization design, change management, and strategic workforce planning projects to enable success through strategic leadership with key decision-makers and stakeholders within the organization.


What you'll do:

  • Act as subject matter expert to HRBP’s driving organizational design and change at the business level.
  • Identify frameworks and best practices for organizational design, change management, and workforce planning; implement consistent practices across organization.
  • Perform regular organizational analytics on organizational health to bring robust insights to leaders and HRBP’s to develop a strategic roadmap to meet the business objectives.
  • Conduct analysis to determine priorities and deliver against change management needs through partnership with global transformation management office (GTMO) and HRBP’s.  
  • Utilize organization design methodology to partner on org design efforts across the organization including  strategy, structure, talent selection, transition delivery and coaching.
  • Partner with stakeholders to develop strategic workforce planning processes for the enterprise.
  • Perform vendor needs assessment and selection as required.
  • Research trends and innovations to provide strategic thought leadership on organizational design, change management, and workforce planning topics.


What You’ll Bring:  

The ideal candidate will have these:


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in human resources preferred (must be from an accredited institution)
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience working in Human Resources, preferably within organization design and effectiveness
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and accuracy; ability to prioritize and push back where required
  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility at all levels within the organization and influence senior leaders
  • Strong business acumen




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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