Sr. Financial Analyst - Global Procurement

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.


The Senior Global Financial Analyst, Procurement & ESG will be responsible for providing financial planning, analysis, projections, and actionable insights to the relevant business unit, function, or region that directly contribute to senior leadership decision making and drive the success of the relevant business unit, function, or region.  As the Senior Global Financial Analyst, Procurement & ESG, you will assimilate data and trends via multiple sources to drive growth.  You will also use forecasting, budgeting, and modeling to support the business.  In this role, you will rely on relationships with senior finance and business leaders across the company.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop flexible forecasting tools for monthly and annual budgeting process and monitor performance throughout the year
  • Develop flexible operational ESG & Procurement KPI packages and link KPI data to financial forecasts and outcomes
  • Leverage and analyze external data sources and market dynamics to monitor and assess potential impacts to the business
  • Liaise with finance teams and cross-functionally to enhance, implement, and drive adoption of existing and new processes and systems
  • Utilize, enhance, and develop forecast models to estimate growth, anticipate trends, and identify opportunities
  • Assess current systems and databases and design and develop enhanced data automation and financial tools, e.g., dashboards, to support business review at-a-glance
  • Correlate multiple data points to identify, synthesize and recommend on business decisions and direction
  • Develop and maintain reports to identify opportunities for improved efficiency and effectiveness
  • Innovate and develop creative ways to evaluate the business, find growth opportunities, and drive overall value in collaboration with business unit partners and leadership
  • Leverage historical trends analysis to provide direction
  • Operate as an integral member of the business unit team involved in day-to-day business process and advising on strategic business decisions to drive growth
  • Perform varied ad hoc analyses on the business across stated strategic priorities and metrics versus plan assumptions
  • Proactively develop new competitive intelligence tools and reports for management
  • Report actual results compared to targets for relevant measures and prepare variance analysis that provides meaningful forward-looking insight
  • Use analysis, modeling, market data and other skills and tools to identify key financial trends, insights, opportunities, and risks to the respective business unit or function in day-to-day decisions and with strategic initiatives
  • Drive process efficiencies to deliver clear insights efficiently
  • Educate the business on risks and opportunities
  • Support business initiatives through analysis and modeling
  • Support management decision making through modeling
  • Track and understand macro and micro influencers to generate meaningful assumptions
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure connectivity on forecasted and actual performance across all critical players.


Desired Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Accounting or Finance major preferred
  • Minimum of six years of analysis experience required
  • Manufacturing or related industry experience preferred


Desired Skills

  • Pro-actively stay current with developments and trends in areas of expertise & provide new ideas to improve process efficiencies
  • Constructively challenges business partner assumptions and goals
  • Demonstrated ability to manage concurrent assignments while maintaining high performance standards and meeting deadlines
  • Team player and lead with intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn; drive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to connect the bigger picture to day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and thinking independently about alternative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully apply forecasting techniques and skills to analyze information to derive insights and implications to initiate planning and controlling actual results versus budget/forecast
  • Experience with Tableau, R, SQL; experience using Hyperion Financial Management consolidation system
  • Expert skills with standard software and functionality (MS Office, pivot tables, v-lookups, and other financially related and proprietary software)
  • Outstanding analytical skills with a high level of detail-orientation
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex and detailed data into meaningful insights and make recommendations
  • Results-oriented to ensure deliverables are submitted in an accurate, complete, and timely fashion; operates with a sense of urgency
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/ written communication skills with the ability to relate well, cooperate, and build relationships with all levels to help achieve business goals
  • Adjust effectively and easily to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
  • Uses narratives, like stories and analogies, to communicate messages; presents compelling data to support positions; anticipates questions and prepares appropriate responses or answers


*Not accepting 3rd party agency submissions



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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