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Director, PMO of Human Resources

Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

We’re a thriving ~$3.5B+ global business committed to rapid growth and we are adding a Director, PMO of Human Resources


This new role will be instrumental in defining and executing the change efforts that are underway in Human Resources as part of the James Hardie global transformation.   The role reports directly to the Global Transformation Management Office (GTMO) with a dotted line to the CHRO.  You will use your organizational, communication and project management skills in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, every day! You will be part of a team that will lead the organization and prioritization of both strategic and incremental change initiatives within the Global Human Resource organization and across all other functional areas within James Hardie as needed.  You will act as a thought leader and help facilitate, report, resolve and escalate topics to achieve seamless execution.  Exhibiting the Company’s core values are critical to the overall success of this role.  During the initial 3-6 month on-boarding process, you will report directly to the Global Transformation Office to learn the process, skills and tools to drive standardization and consistency. 


 Core Accountabilities:

Accountable for Processes & Execution

  • Partner with respective ELT leader on day-to-day management of the portfolio
  • Collaborate with the GTMO to set direction and ensure transformation goals and requirements are effectively segmented and structured.  Identify and eliminate overlaps in transformation efforts within and across cross functional teams
  • Manage project intake process and work with the GTMO to ensure projects align with both the corporate strategy and business objectives
  • Collaborate across GTMO to rationalize and prioritize projects with a focus on the critical few
  • Plan, direct and coordinate day-to-day activities of running the overall PMO for the HR organization including identifying and managing interdependencies between projects and teams
  • Drive adherence to overall GTMO processes, procedures, and standard stage gates for project delivery.  Work across organization to drive required changes in behavior
  • Engage with workstream leads and project managers to aid project visibility and quality (establish guidelines, review work, ensure deliverables are first class)
  • Understand key aspects of HR workstreams to ensure all resource requirements (people, time and cost) are met
  • Partner with the GTMO in the development of standard project management practices to create a standard best in class management office
  • Drive objectivity over subjectivity in the program status reporting process
  • Deliver key messages regarding HR initiatives and programs.  Direct the communication of status, issue, and risk disposition to all stakeholders, including senior management, on a timely basis
  • Manage multiple programs, projects and respective PMs across the globe




  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field preferred but not required
  • 10+ years of experience in a mix of consulting/industry roles
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and drive execution and alignment
  • 5+ years of proven leadership capabilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Cross functional communication and interdependency skills
  • Desire to work with organizational and cultural change
  • Critical Thinking and ability to navigate multiple priorities 
  • MBA/CPA (Preferred)
  • PMP Certified (Preferred)
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (estimated at 20%)


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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