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Human Resources Manager

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

Human Resources Manager


Position Summary                                    

The Human Resources (HR) Manager partners with the VP of HR to develop employee capabilities and improve performance of business operations within the Finance, IT, Legal and other Corporate Functions.  This will include the facilitation and implementation of key HR strategies and client specific initiatives to recruit, retain and develop the workforce located globally. In addition, the HR Manager will help develop and implement process improvements in the HR department’s service and support to teams, assist with day to day operations and perform various HR duties.  The incumbent will showcase his/her communication skills, employee relations expertise and organizational savvy to deliver exceptional HR support to our internal clients to execute the James Hardie strategy, mission and values.


Position Responsibilities            

Participates in various company-wide workforce and Human Resources initiatives addressing talent management, employee development and training programs. 


  • Assist in providing guidance and direction in use of various development tools, approaches and methods to ensure effectiveness of programs.
  • Manage talent management and succession planning preparation activities to ensure productive leadership discussions. Track development plan progress, high-potential programs, succession planning and promotions.
  • Ensure alignment across global function by working with HR and functional stakeholders.


Orchestrates employee retention, engagement and recognition programs.


  • Implement effective retention strategies, including recognition, employee surveys and performance management systems.
  • Seek out and present options to enhance engagement and employee communications.
  • Drive step change to improve communications and morale.
  • Conduct focus group sessions to gain feedback from employees on their engagement.
  • Effectively identify areas of improvement, resolve employee relations issues and ensure action items are addressed and completed.
  • Assume responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication, coordination, and working relationships with Human Resources teams, site personnel (as appropriate) and with management.


Provides general HR support and engages HR partners to identify solutions. 


  • Ensure that all new employees are adequately introduced and informed of all pertinent Company information, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Communicate HR and company policies and programs to current employees as needed.
  • Provide exceptional employee support by responding to employment-related inquires, coordinating with related departments, other HR teams and client groups, as required, ensuring that all inquiries are quickly addressed with accuracy and a high level of customer service.




Assumes responsibility for effectively maintaining, reporting, and analyzing employee data and human resources information to provide insights into people metrics. 


  • Engage with a global mindset to ensure that functions are operating holistically.
  • Update various reports, logs and employee database information for HR or client group organization development records.
  • Identify trends and make recommendations for action based on data.


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.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Demonstrated ability to implement development and training programs within a large corporate environment, with multiple stake holders and site locations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state employment law and equal employment guidelines and policies including the principles and practices of staffing administration including methods and techniques used in recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, and training.
  • Knowledge of core capabilities/competencies approach to staffing and meeting a large organization’s business needs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn various innovative sourcing and prescreening activities and related assessment tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the practices and principles of human resources including FMLA, ADA, worker’s compensation, safety administration, benefits, employee relations, and providing consultative services to various client groups.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Demonstrated high level of accuracy in work with a strong attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems, exhibiting sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service to wide range of client groups.
  • Ability to work effectively with site and corporate HR teams, as well as all levels of employees and management.
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to guide processes through to closure.
  • Strong results orientation and a history of driving positive change with measurable results.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Ability to learn various processes and policies quickly to effectively perform tasks and provide support as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in an ethical, professional manner.





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management, or related field.
  • 8 or more years of HR experience with exposure to employee relations, performance management, compensation, benefits administration, training and development, and recruitment.



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