Market Insights 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 Market Insights Manager you will be responsible for leading a small team of Competitive Intelligence analysts responsible for gathering, collating, and analyzing data from a variety of sources to deliver actionable insights to our Product, Segments and Finance teams. In this role you will be accountable for improving James Hardie’s BI process and aligning with the wider organization around content and cadence expectations. 

Work collaboratively with strategic leaders at James Hardie to provide effective counsel around James Hardie’s Commercial position in the fiber cement market in North America.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Lead a small team of Business Intelligence analysts 
  • Improve and automate existing processes and create new ones to enable a strong Business Intelligence function
  • Lead the thinking on new or improved sources of information to enable more actionable insights to our Commercial and Finance organizations
  • Be the face of their Business Intelligence function at the operational level within James Hardie 
  • Coordinate with legal and IT functions to properly store and protect acquired intelligence
  • Own relationships with third party vendors to assist in collecting market information


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:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree - Required; Preferred - Business, Data Analytics, Statistics, Econ, Math, or another quantitative field
  • 5-7 years work Experience in a Quantitative and Analytical Role
  • 2  years experience managing direct reports
  • Market facing business intelligence experience with a focus on competitive intelligence
  • Strong analytical skills, with a demonstrated track record of drawing actionable insights from data
  • High degree of attention to detail 
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong presentation skills to the Director / VP level
  • Ability to draw reasonable conclusions from ambiguous or unclear data 
  • Demonstrated track record of owning external vendor relationships
  • Proficiency with SAP ECC, Business Objects, and Tableau preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding and analyzing quarterly and annual filings preferred 
  • Available to travel 20% of the time


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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