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Company: CEMEX
Location: Houston
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Company Overview

Founded in 1906, over the last 110+ years' CEMEX has grown into a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Here at CEMEX we offer our employees competitive wages, career growth, excellent benefits including health, dental & vision plans, vacation or paid time off, employee assistance program and retirement plan options, along with over a century of stability to build your next career on! To learn more about our company culture and why you should join us, visit us at www.cemexusa.com/careers . For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at https://jobs.cemex.com/ .

Job Summary

The Director, Major Programs is entrusted with the pivotal role of developing, executing, and optimizing comprehensive strategies for project operations across Cemex US Supply Chain. This role focuses on advancing the company's strategic objectives through the effective development and management of large-scale projects. The Director, Major Programs collaborates extensively with cross-functional teams to ensure projects align with corporate goals and are executed efficiently, within budget, and on schedule.

This role reports directly to the Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy & Major Programs with (6) direct reports (technical team: operations, electrical, and mechanical, project management).

In addition to direct management of the project management team, this leader must effectively coordinate with CX US Planning, GES, Legal and Communications teams as well as where applicable the Global Planning, Global Operations & Technology (G&OT), and Global Supply Chain teams.

Job Responsibilities

Safety: Build a culture that inspires and demonstrates an unwavering commitment and consistent display of the right behaviors to ensure the Safety and Well Being for our employees, contractors, and anyone who visits our operations. Leader must be a role model for Safety!

Strategic Project Oversight: Provides leadership in the development and implementation of strategic project plans, ensuring they align with long-term business objectives. Manages project scopes, schedules, and budgets meticulously to maximize outcomes and resource utilization.

Collaborative Leadership: Acts as the liaison between various stakeholders, including senior management, project teams, and external partners. Facilitates cohesive and productive interactions to drive project success.

Resource and Financial Management: Directs the allocation of resources and manages financial aspects of the Supply Chain projects. Implements cost-saving measures and oversees budget compliance to ensure financial health and project profitability.

Risk and Compliance Oversight: Identifies potential risks associated with project activities and develops mitigation strategies. Ensures all projects comply with local, state, and federal regulations and adheres to company policies.

Quality Assurance and Innovation: Upholds high standards of quality across all project phases. Champions innovation by integrating advanced technologies and processes to enhance operational efficiency.


  • Safety Compliance: Knowledge of core safety principles and demonstrated commitment to safety and well-being. Extensive experience in promoting safety through leadership and influence with contractors and suppliers across daily activities and overall project execution.
  • Experience: At least 15 years of relevant experience in supply chain project management and maintenance, with a proven track record of leading successful projects in a complex organizational setting.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Certifications: Certification in Project Management (e.g., PMP, Maintenance, ) is desirable.
  • Travel Requirements: Able to travel frequently to various project locations as needed; anticipated travel -40 - 50%.
  • Environmental Exposure: May be exposed to varying environmental conditions during site visits and project oversight.
  • Languages: Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Advanced Project Management: Demonstrates advanced proficiency in project management methodologies, capable of managing multiple large-scale projects simultaneously.
    • Strategic Acumen and Analytical Skills: Exhibits strong strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex concepts into actionable project plans.
    • Financial Oversight: Possesses deep financial knowledge, adept at business cases, budgeting, forecasting, and maximizing financial resources within projects.
    • Leadership and Communication: Exceptional leadership qualities, with strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively manage, motivate, and influence diverse teams and stakeholders.
    • Adaptability: Flexible and adaptable, able to respond swiftly to changing project requirements and business needs.
    • Stakeholder Management: Adept at managing multiple, diverse stakeholders from both internal Cemex and wide range of external contractors and suppliers, in a disciplined manner while building fostering collaboration and relationships.

      Working Conditions

      Individual must be capable, comfortable, and eager to visit and spend time in the field in our terminal and cement operations, as well as sites/operations of our internal and/or external customers.

      Physical Requirements

      Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/ or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

      Legal Notices

      CEMEX is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or familial status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by under federal, state or local law in the programs or activities which it operates.

      CEMEX will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.

      CEMEX is an E-Verify participating employer.

      Arizona Smoke-Free Act. CEMEX complies with the State of Arizona's Smoke-Free Act (Arizona Revised Statutes - 36-601.01). Smoking and/or the use of tobacco or related products is prohibited in and on CEMEX property as well as any building and/or vehicle owned or leased by CEMEX.

      CEMEX offers both competitive pay and benefits. Benefits applicable to this position may include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off, and Holiday Pay, as well as a comprehensive wellness program to help keep employees and their families healthy and well. You can learn more about CEMEX Benefits by visiting the CEMEX USA Benefits and Well-Being page. (https://www.cemexusa.com/careers/life-at-cemex/benefits-well-being).

      EEO Statement - En Espa--ol

      CEMEX es una instituci--n EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acci--n afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religi--n, discapacidad f--sica o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientaci--n sexual, infomaci--n gen--tica, identidad de g--nero, o expresi--n de g--nero en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

Keywords: CEMEX, Houston , MANAGER SR MAJOR PROGRAMS, Executive , Houston, Texas

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