Project Manager, HR Transformation

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 HR Transformation Project Manager you will be responsible for partnering with a 3rd party implementation team to drive the implementation of new processes and software for our HR team at James Hardie.        


What You’ll Do:

  • Drive accountability of actions across the core and extended teams.
  • Establish a meeting cadence, communication plan and working norms across the teams.
  • Report and escalate issues to management as needed to ensure project success.
  • Manage relationships with clients, internal teams, and all stakeholders.
  • Coordinate meetings, facilitate and manage weekly status meetings.
  • Coordinate efforts between internal teams to ensure project tasks are completed on-time, with-in budget and within scope.
  • Synthesize stakeholder inputs, develop, and manage project plans, shape agendas for discussions, and hold team accountable to their commitments.
  • Identify, document and track project risks, actions, and issues.
  • Consistently review the project dependencies and risks to ensure these are being effectively managed across the relevant stakeholder groups.
  • Create, maintain, and distribute project documentation.
  • Plan activities/ tasks that will deliver the desired results and oversee day-to-day work and monitoring of progress toward goals.
  • Work with all teams to ensure a successful handoffs between the project and the implementation and support teams.
  • Perform project close out steps to include identifying lessons learned, / best practices, to inform the success of future project. Identify and apply continuous improvements methodologies throughout the project management lifecycle.


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


What You’ll Bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience
  • 3-5 years project management experience with HR or HR transformation experience preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading complex projects.
  • PMP certification is preferred.
  • Experience with project management tools (Jira, ServiceNow, Microsoft Project)
  • Ability to drive consensus across project workstreams and James Hardie functions.
  • Strong decision making, planning and issue management skills.
  • Display advanced communication (verbal and written), attention to detail, organizational, analytical, critical thinking, and team building skills.
  • Ability to drive towards key milestones and objectives and lead the James Hardie team.
  • Experience effectively communicating with team, client, and company stakeholders.
  • 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
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie


Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!


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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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