Director of Public & Government Affairs (Houston, TX or Washington, DC)

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

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

The Director of Public Affairs supports development and is responsible for execution of the Company’s legislative and regulatory agenda, as well as corporate brand positioning. This includes strategic advocacy, communicating the policy concerns and priorities of Cemex to legislators, regulators and additional governmental & non-governmental stakeholders on federal, state and local levels and enhancing the Cemex brand with our external stakeholders - both public and private. The position works with a multi-functional team across multiple states to plan and strategize a clear and concise advocacy plan on issues affecting Cemex and the industry. This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Communications & Public Affairs, a member of the U.S. Management Committee, and interfaces regularly with Global Public Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Communicating in writing and through personal contacts, Cemex’s positions on legislative, regulatory and policy issues to elected officials, departments and agencies along with other impacted or interested parties
  • Working in a team setting to develop and execute strategies to advance Cemex’s legislative and regulatory priorities and to enhance brand recognition and reputation
  • Preparing talking points and presentations to assist in communicating Company’s views on legislative and government relations issues
  • Reporting to senior management and leadership teams on matters of interest to the company and industry
  • Planning and executing related programs directed at building public awareness and support for external priorities in support of Cemex’s business goals
  • Representing Cemex at industry, trade association and coalition meetings, as well as similar events and activities, as required
  • Secure and develop thought leadership opportunities for Cemex
  • Manage and direct external consultants to achieve desired outcomes
  • Coordinate and oversee political contributions and internal solicitation process for Cemex Employees PAC while ensuring compliance with Company policy and applicable laws


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Political Science, Public Administration or related field or the equivalent combination of education and training/experience
  • Minimum of 7 years of federal legislative or Administration experience; preferably with a focus on industrial, energy, sustainability, and environmental issues
  • Strong preference for at least two years of corporate experience in government affairs
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 30%

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Strong focus on public policy, lobbying, issues management, government relations and/or crisis communications in an industrial sector, preferably construction materials
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes with a thorough understanding of authorization and appropriation legislative processes preferred
  • Demonstrate ability to interact with senior business, dignitaries, and government officials
  • Strong research, analytical skills and ability to stay up to date on legislative initiatives
  • Advanced leadership and management skills with a proven ability to motivate others
  • Ability to continuously improve internal processes

Working Conditions

  • Frequently works long hours and is required to be on call and available on an emergency basis
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment
  • Ability to work with standard office/computer equipment
  • Capable of working in an open office environment

Physical Requirements

  • Requires working with strict deadlines, and deliverables
  • Requires travel within the US
  • Requires sitting/standing in front of a computer for extended periods of time
  • Requires strict adherence to all safely rules within an office environment and industrial plant locations where personal protective equipment (PPE) is required

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.

Position location: Houston, TX or Washington, DC

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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