Senior Financial Analyst - Commercial

Mission Viejo, CA, US, 92691

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 Senior Financial Analyst you will be responsible for partnering with a specific line of business or function and leading the financial planning and analytics to achieve business goals and objectives and support leadership decision-making. This highly cross functional role will partner with a variety of business teams and broader finance teams to meet financial and operational goals.  This role spans both ongoing operational goals as well as numerous strategic initiatives. 


What You’ll Do: 


  • Maintain the company’s Retail Assortment optimization models which enable the assortment optimization strategy (e.g. identifying gaps, rationalizing current mix)
  • Support the preparation of materials for leadership discussions to evaluate assortment optimization initiatives
  • Deliver actionable customer insights to expand PLR, customer margins and store presence
  • Develop and own financial models and financial target setting for various growth strategies.  This includes leveraging various internal experts to refine projections and estimates
  • Evaluate ongoing financial performance vis a vis the targets set for various strategic initiatives
  • Continuously improve the forecast models; providing frequent variance analysis to enable growth including identification of risks and opportunities
  • Support insights on performance ranging from daily to annual time horizons
  • Leverage historical trends to provide direction for business activities
  • Collaborate with cross functional sales & product teams to perform analysis that supports business cases and insights from market development tactics.  Analysis could span pricing, new products, promotions, or store placement.
  • Develop and own various models for the product strategies as needed, in close partnership with the Retail Market Development business team
  • Ability to get deep into the data to identify trends and opportunities, at granular levels using disparate data sources
  • Support the preparation of materials for leadership discussions to evaluate initiatives
  • Develop, standardize, automate and run repeatable reports, scorecards and other analytical tools to measure financial impact for relevant business area
  • Drive standardization and process improvement for analysis and forecasting, including best practices; enable proper execution of controls; own standardization, process improvement and forecast best practices


 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, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Strategy or another quantitative discipline required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in applicable finance field.
  • Master’s Degree in related field preferred
  • Experience in a large business unit within a sophisticated, global, public company environment preferred
  • Exceptional analytical abilities with outstanding attention to detail
  • Curiosity for understanding the “why” behind the business results
  • Proven ability to synthesize large amounts of complex data into actionable insights.
  • Articulates views in a clear and concise manner and can share clear insights and observations that will manifest into business decisions and thoughtful recommendations to customers.
  • Willingness to handle ambiguity in data availability and definitive metrics
  • Expert level skills in MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Tableau preferred
  • Good listening skills with outstanding interpersonal qualities and a natural, effective consultative style; sought out for opinions and counsel and ability to forge and maintain close relationships
  • Strong bias for results
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, change oriented environment, yet flexible enough to adapt to changes
  • Experience in retail or CPG, or a high degree of passion and comfort with the retail and CPG manufacturer space
  • Familiarity with working with project management teams



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: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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