Sr. Manager, Leadership Development

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 Senior Manager, Leadership Development reports to the Talent Management & Organization Development center of excellence and leads the design and development of leadership development programs for the global organization. The role conducts needs assessments and collects input to

identify training or development needs, goals, gaps, and requirements. In collaboration with key

stakeholders in the global business, the role designs and develops leadership training programs,

curriculum, experiences, and materials for the audiences identified on the James Hardie career

roadmap. The role collaborates with other learning experts to ensure that the leadership curriculum

aligns to business needs and learning best practices. Ultimately, the incumbent designs impactful

learning experiences that can be leveraged in the North America, Europe and APAC regions, through consulting with subject matter experts.


What You’ll Do:


  • Partners with Regional and Corporate Functions business leaders and other stakeholders to conduct needs assessments and collect input to identify leadership training or development needs, goals, gaps, and requirements.
  • Drives the creation and implementation of a cohesive and holistic learning and development ecosystem that meets the diverse needs of business.
  • Engages with learning experts to design leadership development programs and experiences that align to the JH career progression model and meet global and regional business needs.
  • Manages the creation of programs, which includes writing outlines and course materials for in-person, online, self-study, and other program formats.
  • Leverages data analytics and insights to make informed decisions about investments, prioritization and continuous improvement of learning and development initiatives.
  • Evaluates and recommends software and collaboration tools to be selected for training.
  • Collaborates with instructional design colleagues to establish metrics used for training evaluation to ensure training effectiveness.
  • Engages with vendor partners when needed.
  • Builds strong relationships and partnerships to foster a culture of open collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


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 in Business, Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience designing and developing curriculum on an organizational level
  • Experience designing large-scale leadership development programs
  • Expertise in the area of adult learning principles and application to learning design
  • Project management experience with large-scale learning projects preferred


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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