CAPEX Manager Cement Procurement

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Date: Jun 10, 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

Responsible for the procurement of CAPEX projects for the CEMENT division of the company including process equipment, civil, construction and professional services of Capital Expenditure Projects (CAPEX). Responsible for the CAPEX buyers as direct reports.  Will become the subject matter expert for the related sub commodities or suppliers and will be accountable to maximize benefits associated with the strategic sourcing of the portfolio of sub commodities under scope

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving, and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas and follow CEMEX Zero 4 Life policy.
  • Provide leadership in the design and implementation of relevant category strategies in support of the Country and Global Procurement and Technical organizations.
  • Develop frame agreements with main / key suppliers in assigned categories.
  • Achieve targets for strategic sourcing activities; spend coverage, compliance rates and benefits generation.  Ensure targets are achieved by the Negotiators on the Cement team.
  • Identify potential cost savings, supplier consolidation and bundling opportunities in assigned Categories.
  • Lead cross functional teams through sourcing activities and supplier selection activities including: qualitative and quantitative analysis, selection criteria, RFI and RFP development and analysis.
  • Provide subject matter expertise while working with stakeholders and Legal in negotiation of vendor contracts.   Coordinates with Legal and Risk Management and Operations and Health and Safety.
  • Drive, develop and execute negotiation strategy with suppliers while managing supplier performance on a structured basis.
  • Act as lead negotiator to execute complex contracts with large cross functional teams that optimize benefits to the operating company (e.g. performance based contracts) while implementing contracts in business units.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal senior stakeholders (such as Directors, VP, and Executives), key suppliers and third party sourcing partners to enable accelerated achievement of business objectives.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Business, Supply Chain or related field
  • 5 -8 years of experience in project management nd/or sourcing experience in large capital expenditure activities


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with challenging situations
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong negotiation capability: ability to develop and manage complex agreements
  • Familiarity with contract structures (domestic and international), basic legal terms, and legal drafting
  • Sound knowledge of financial concepts (domestic and international), budget management and cost reduction initiatives
  • Project management, leadership skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic, ambiguous, and newly forming organization


Working Conditions

  • Capable of working in an open concept office environment
  • Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time

Physical Requirements


  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing to a significant degree
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, in order to communicate to employees/visitors 


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 institución EEO/AA (igualdad de oportunidad/acción afirmativa) y no discrimina en base al sexo, edad, raza, color, religión, discapacidad física o mental, credo, origen nacional, estatus veterano, orientación sexual, información genética, identidad de género, o expresión de género en los programas o actividades los cuales opera.

Nearest Major Market: Houston