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Finance Manager - Manufacturing FPampA

Company name
James Hardie Inc.

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Finance, Manager, Accounting, Manufacturing

Posted on
Jan 03,2019

Valid Through
Apr 18,2019

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Financial Planning and Analysis leaders ensure that James Hardie makes sound financial decisions.  As the leader of this team supporting the North America Manufacturing organization, your work will be used throughout the organization to drive improvements in cost and manufacturing performance across the company.  Our plant network includes nine active plants across North America, and you will delve into many areas of the manufacturing process and focus on the details, but also understand the big picture to deliver effective opportunities to the business.


The FP&A leader is part of the North America Manufacturing Finance organization and provides financial and analytical insights to the North America Manufacturing organization.  In this role, you will partner with the Plant Managers, Controllers and operations leadership to provide an analytical perspective on the plant financial and operational activity.  You will drive the forecast and annual plan builds and will be a key resource in providing assumptions, understanding, analysis and reporting of the changes and overall achievement to the leadership team.  You will identify opportunities to help improve the overall cost and operational performance across the manufacturing organization and develop metrics to demonstrate achievement to those same objectives.  Your conclusions will be used to enable the North America Manufacturing organization to achieve a step change in performance.


In this role, you will lead an analyst.  Both the Plant Management and the NA Manufacturing leadership teams will be your customers.  We are looking for someone who is highly curious with the analytical rigor and strategic thinking to move our manufacturing cost and plant processes to a new level.  You are flexible, highly motivated and analytical with strong communications kills and a drive for continuous improvement.  You are eager to share your ideas and lead the organization to a new level.



*Partner with the Manufacturing and Plant management organizations to understand and evaluate opportunities to step change manufacturing cost performance. *Drive actionable analyses and recommendations to the management team with clear insights driven by strong analytics that support improvements. *Partner with the North America FP&A team, Central Cost Group and the North America Manufacturing leadership teams to ensure an accurate forecast is compiled for the North America Manufacturing organization and performance to the forecast is tracked and opportunities/gaps are identified and actioned. *Cultivate strong partnerships to drive collaboration across the North America Manufacturing organization. *Develop tools to support data analytics, reporting, key success and cost improvement drivers. *Drive development of both direct reports and key employees to ensure strong performance, critical competencies and skill progression. *10-15% Travel, depending on projects.



Minimum Qualifications:

*BS/BA in Accounting, Finance or a related field. *10 or more years of relevant finance experience, manufacturing preferred. *Track record of working in cross functional organizations and leading a team *Excellent business partnering, influencing and presentation skills. *Demonstrated experience in process improvements and cost savings plans. *Strong organizational and communication skills with demonstrated ability to convey ideas to a diverse audience in both Finance and Operations.

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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James Hardie Inc.
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Company Profile
Our operations encompass the United States, Australia and New Zealand. James Hardie® Building Products are also now available in Asia, with a manufacturing plant in the Philippines; in Europe, our operations are headquartered in Amsterdam. In every country in which we operate, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the fiber-cement industry, capitalizing on our global leadership in products, manufacturing and technology for both new home construction and remodeling. Innovation is vital to maintaining our pre-eminent position in the fiber-cement industry. Consequently, we invest heavily in research and development, with a special emphasis on product quality and production efficiency to develop durable and low maintenance siding products and backerboard. Corporate Information James Hardie Industries plc (JHIplc) was created in October 2012, after shareholders voted to accept a unanimous recommendation by the board of James Hardie Industries SE to restructure the company and establish a new parent company (JHIplc) incorporated in Ireland. The new structure is designed to position the company for further international growth, and generate higher returns for shareholders than were possible under the previous structure. James Hardie Industries plc now heads the James Hardie group of companies, with operations around the world. The predecessor of these modern companies was established more than 100 years ago, in 1888, when the enterprising young James Hardie left his family´s tannery business in Scotland and immigrated to Melbourne, Australia, in search of new opportunities. Capitalizing on his experience, James started a business, importing oils and animal hide tanning products. The second major figure in the company´s history, Andrew Reid, was born on January 24, 1867, near Linlithgow in Scotland. He knew James Hardie and maintained contact from Glasgow, where he worked as a shipping clerk. Encouraged by prospects in Australia, Andrew arrived in Melbourne in March 1892 and soon after joined James Hardie´s business, becoming a full partner in 1895. Andrew Reid was outgoing, energetic and visionary, and his talents combined well with Hardie´s sound commercial judgement. James Hardie retired in 1911 and sold his half of the business to Andrew Reid, whose family led the expanding business from 1911 until 1995, when his grandson John B. Reid retired. A publicly-owned company, James Hardie Industries Ltd, was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1951. In the following years, the company built up a diverse portfolio of building and industrial products businesses. In the mid 1980s, James Hardie pioneered the development of fiber-cement technology, and began designing and manufacturing a wide range of fiber-cement building products that made use of the benefits that came from the product´s durability, versatility and strength. Using the technical and manufacturing expertise it developed in Australia, James Hardie Inc. expanded its operations to become a world-leading, specialized, high-technology manufacturer of a wide range of fiber-cement building materials.

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