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Director, Marketing Communications

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

Marketing Communication Director

About James Hardie Building Products

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 5,000 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $2.9 billion in net sales during our 2021 financial year.

We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty.

Job Description

James Hardie is looking to hire a Marketing Communications Director to be part of our growing brand team focusing our communication efforts to position it as a world class consumer brand marketing organization.  This person will be responsible for building, executing, and evaluating strategic marketing and communications plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write clear and compelling content, including key messages, statements, talking points, press releases and stories for a variety of channels.
  • Collaborate with and guide media outreach work of external vendors as needed.
  • Control the flow of information between the company and the public as well as the internal team in alignment with content strategy.
  • Drive key company communication initiatives across internal and external channels — from PR, brand and product campaigns.
  • Collaborate with customers, partners, thought leaders, and internal stakeholders to craft narratives that resonate with influencers
  • Proactively develop creative pitches and opportunities around customer stories and industry thought leadership
  • Lead, grow, and develop the marketing communications team
  • Drive media coverage and external narrative with key outlets, driving consumer brand.


Skills And Qualifications

  • 15+ years’ experience in marketing with a focus on developing overall brand communication strategy in a B2B2C environment
  • 7+ years of experience leading, inspiring, and developing a team
  • Exceptional project management and organization skills, with a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to operate at both a strategic and executional level; ideate and directly execute



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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