Economist Analyst

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Date: Mar 19, 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 www.cemexusa.com/careers. For direct access to CEMEX Career Opportunities, visit us at https://jobs.cemex.com/.

Job Summary

The Economic Analyst supports and advises the chief US Economist of Cemex, providing best-in-class macroeconomic analysis with a focus on the US economy and demand forecasting of the cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates businesses by region, state and metropolitan area. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Understand the macroeconomic environment and be able to forecast macroeconomic variables (e.g., GDP growth, inflation, FX, demand industry volumes), with a focus on the US economy.
  • Utilize databases related to construction projects, construction spending, competitive materials, housing and others to make informed housing, Industrial and Commercial and Highways and Streets analyses by geographical areas.
  • Implement econometric and other statistical techniques to evaluate structural and business-cycle-related supply and demand conditions to produce forecasts.
  • Research state fiscal finances, monitor state Department of Transportation Highways and Streets spending and major infrastructure projects.
  • Work close to regional planners and inform supervisors of latest market driver developments.
  • Produce regional market analysis insight that support investment and employment decisions, pricing strategy and provide support for customers.
  • Stay on top of general macroeconomic news and support the analysis and communication of key emerging issues or public policy changes that could impact the business in the short and/or long run.
  • Create written reports and/or presentations for senior management, regional planners and the sales force.
  • Meet or exceed company safety and quality standards.
  • Perform other job responsibilities as assigned by management.
     

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related majors
  • 0-4 years experience in macroeconomics/economic research or related role
  • Proven knowledge and experience with econometric techniques (i.e., cross-sectional, time series, panel data analysis)
  • Econometric/statistics software experience- e.g., Eviews, Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), R, Stata, etc.
     

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer Literacy 
    • Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • SAP (ERP) Skills strongly preferred
  • Excellent verbal & written communication 
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be motivated and a self-starter 
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team 
  • Ability to recognize macroeconomically-relevant issues, present solutions to analyze them, implement action plans
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
     

Working Conditions

Capable of working in an open concept office environment

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing to a significant degree
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently
  • Job involves sitting most of the time, but also involves walking or standing for brief periods of time 
  • 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. (https://www.cemexusa.com/careers/life-at-cemex/benefits-well-being).

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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