Analyst Alternative Fuels

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Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77043

Company: CEMEX

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 For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at

Job Summary

Support the Alternative Fuels Team with overseeing the procurement and contract compliance activities regarding established AF suppliers and vendors, coordinating standard processes, weekly scheduling and established accounting applications supported within the involved teams at each cement plant, and the oversight of established KPI dashboards, production and inventory databases, and related reporting to help identify performance, budgetary and modeling trends. This position will also support the contract management activities associated with current and future AF supply agreements and partnerships.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform, review, and maintain the coding, classification, and standardization implementation processes in ERP and SAP systems (regarding alternative fuel suppliers)
  • Perform spend analysis and build reports, dashboards or KPIs from raw data to support management in proactive identification of supply or budgetary challenges, cost savings opportunities and elimination of "root cause" infractions
  • Develop and implement new databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Support the development and implementation of a Materials Management Policy to standardize plant procedures, responsibilities and coordination of all Raw Materials, AFs, and Primary Fuels
  • Perform quantitative analysis to support functional decision making and developing effective material stream strategies in collaboration with AF team and Plant operations i.e. quality control analysis, inventory and consumption analysis, AF MMBtu cost modelling, and AF Sourcing strategy advancement
  • Support AF Team with RFP analysis, comparative bid analysis, and maintaining the Master AF Matrix by Plant
  • Monitor AF inventories, consumptions, and support Plant communications with AF supply shipments
  • Ensure data integrity in sourcing tools, as well as SAP, Grafoper & Power BI systems
  • Ensure effective communication between plant, vendors and AF team to proactivity influence smooth operations, deliveries, inventory, and quality at each plant
  • Analyze industry trends and market competitions to develop related AF market intelligence
  • Leverage market research in sourcing decisions and risk management; disseminate market intelligence
  • Support Negotiations team in sound contract management to ensure contract compliance
  • Focus on process improvement and efficiency gains through standardization and automation
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Product and materials knowledge
  • Knowledge of the cement/concrete production process
  • Is able to apply supply chain management concepts
  • Understands external customer requirements and their impact on internal customers and suppliers
  • Deep knowledge of JDE functional processes and systems (maintenance, inventories and purchasing modules)
  • Preferably experience in raw materials, primary fuels and/or alternative fuel sources related to operating in cement plants
  • Experience with SAP operating systems and preference towards familiarity of Cemex's current application
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel (Pivot tables, lookup functions, IF functions, etc.), PowerPoint, SharePoint and Power BI, and Think-cell software is beneficial
  • Experience with building queries in any platform a big plus such as Power BI, Power Query, MS Access, SQL server or any other.
  • Experience with ERP system (SAP) a big plus.
  • Ability to independently identify, build, plan and present recommendations
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple business teams and functions
  • Independent thinker with entrepreneurial mentality, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications besides those already indicated

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, Environmental or technical operational knowledge of cement, solid waste, or alternative fuels industries
  • Preferably at least 1-3 years of experience in the waste industry, operations, logistics or procurement/sourcing responsibilities.

Working Conditions

  • Microsoft office, specifically Excel and Word
  • Preferred knowledge of SAP
  • Go getter attitude
  • Be able to perform without constant guidance and adapt to dynamic environment

Physical Requirements

•    Travel to vendor sites, need to be able to walk and possibly climb stairs or equipment to learn how materials are generated

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. (

EEO Statement - En Español

CEMEX es una institució n EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acció n afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientació n sexual, infomació n genética, identidad de género, o expresió n de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

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