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Senior Economic Analyst

Date: Mar 2, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

The Senior Economic Analyst is a key member of the Financial Planning and Analysis organization, integral to supporting the James Hardie organization in achieving Company objectives.  The scope of the role includes ownership of market and competitive analytics across the James Hardie business.  This role provides the incumbent the unique opportunity to not only showcase significant analytical capabilities, but also drive meaningful process and analytic improvements that directly contribute to senior leadership decision-making, through developing market-driven insights that are actionable for the business.  The role will have significant interaction with senior leadership and offers an opportunity to gather cross-functional and external environment exposure.

Position Responsibilities

  • Own models to estimate market growth across our products and segments
  • Leverage external data sources to monitor and assess the state of housing market
  • Lead development and execution of strategic business intelligence reviews across Commercial & Operations
  • Analyze macroeconomic and micro market dynamics that impact share growth goals
  • Summarize customer earnings and deliver insights on impact to JH business
  • Own long-range share growth modeling, partnering across commercial and capacity planning
  • Develop trend-based analysis around competitors and substitute products
  • Work with third parties to coordinate competitive intelligence reviews
  • Deliver ongoing assessment of new product or competitor entrants into the market
  • Proactively develop new competitive intelligence tools and reports for management
  • Proactively use business acumen to deep dive into analytic findings, educating the business on risks and opportunities
  • Support management decision-making through analysis and modeling as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics
  • 5+ years of market or economic analysis experience; related industry experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical abilities required – including outstanding attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, Tableau and other proprietary programs). Microsoft excel expertise required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments while meeting deadlines and demanding quality execution.
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex and detailed data and information into meaningful outtakes and decision base information. Articulates views in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to be tactical as well as see the bigger operational picture.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and think independently about alternative ways to solve problems based on analysis of data.
  • Team player and leader with a strong desire to learn. Proven the ability to communicate at all levels and across functions.
  • Ability to work in downtown Chicago office






James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

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