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Senior Analyst - Commercial Finance

Date: Oct 22, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: James Hardie

Reporting to the Manager - Commercial Finance Marketing FBP, the Senior Analyst – Commercial Finance is responsible for forward-looking partnership to drive achievement of goals and objectives of the ~$2.3B North America James Hardie Building Products Commercial business. You will be responsible for coordination of ~$100M to deliver the operating plan as well as business performance assessment, and commercial investment management. In addition to working across North America commercial leadership to support business decision-making, you will cross-functionally partner to drive delivery of business objectives.

Position Responsibilities
Lead mission critical financial reporting and analysis to drive business performance
• Drive forward-looking analytics to deliver operational action that achieve organization goals

• Deliver management reporting, dashboards, and scorecard that drive clarity of performance
• Develop and enhance self-service reporting tools


Build a robust investment prioritization and management environment
• Lead SG&A forecasting and planning process across the NA commercial organization

• Deliver monthly forecasts, variance analysis, and one-year operating plan

• Own standardization, process improvement and best practice implementation

• Partner with key commercial leadership to drive clarity of business performance and appropriate action


Partner cross-functionally to support sound business decision-making

• Lead development of key profitability measurement tools

• Support development and publication of cross-functional dashboards

• Partner across sales leadership and human resources on sales commission structure and payout

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.

Position Requirements

Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities:
• None.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to influence business outcomes. Constructively challenges assumptions and goals.

• Proven results in change management and continuous improvement environment.
• Effectively communicates through active listening and articulates views in a clear and concise manner.
• Presents compelling arguments backed by sound analytics to support positions.


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with advanced degree preferred.
• 4+ years overall experience including 2+ years financial analysis.

• Strong modeling and data management skills

• Building, manufacturing or industrial sector experience preferred.

Key Competencies:

Leadership: The ability to influence and inspire in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. A team player who leads by example and drives the organization's performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.


Business Acumen: Energized by gaining a deep understanding of an industry, business model, key operations and competitive advantage. Leverages acumen to drive meaningful insights and create a collaborative, innovative and productive work environment.


Strategic Partnership: Serves as a trusted advisor to both operators and finance organization that drives business decisions that deliver Company goals. Translates numbers into a business story, yet remains grounded in reality.


Continuous Improvement: Bias towards a continuous improvement mindset in driving business results and personal development. Recognizes roadblocks and limitations and develops sound solutions to overcome.


Active Communication: Confidently expresses ideas and opinions, speaks with candor, tailors style to influence diverse stakeholders, listens attentively and maintains constructive, open dialogs.


Decision Making: Gathers, considers and evaluates relevant information to reach logic conclusions before moving to action. Considers key stakeholder objectives, yet takes an objective approach to decisions. Comfortable challenging assumptions and perceived wisdom.

Adaptability and Resiliency: Adapts to competing demands and shifting priorities. Seeks out new challenges and remains open to alternative ways of accomplishing tasks. Capacity to maintain focus and intensity under adversity and propensity to recover quickly recover from setbacks.



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