Manager Sustainability & Social Impact

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Date: Sep 25, 2021

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 Manager Sustainability and Social Impact will bring a highly organized approach and structure to ensure focus and alignment with our business units across all Social Impact (SI) pillars and delivery on our commitments. In coordination with cross-functional teams, this role will support Operations and SI leads in building and maintaining strategic relationships with stakeholders - internal and external - that strengthen the Company’s SI strategy to create shared value by promoting or enhancing the well-being and quality of life of local communities, while enhancing the Company’s reputation and supporting business continuity. This position reports directly to the Director of Sustainability & Public Affairs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implement a highly organized approach and structure to ensure focus and alignment among business units on sustainability initiatives and Social Impact (SI) pillars and delivery on related commitments.
  • Help coordinate and support implementation of strategic sustainability and community engagement activities in communities around CEMEX facilities and monitor implementation and outcomes.
  • Identify opportunities and support applications for awards recognizing CEMEX sustainability and SI performance.
  • Help manage CEMEX’s institutional relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Support development and monitor community engagement plans and associated budgets, as assigned.
  • Identify and communicate community concerns and opportunities for CEMEX facilities; collaborate with relevant personnel to propose solutions, and participate in implementation of solutions.
  • Engage and coordinate with local management and SI leads and other departments to secure cross-functional collaboration on sustainability and SI strategy and initiatives.
  • Responsible for maintaining U.S. data management system and periodic internal reporting.
  • Prepare materials supporting CEMEX communications regarding sustainability and SI activities in coordination with Corporate and Regional Public Affairs and Communications Teams.
  • Must be willing and able to attend or work events during evening hours and weekends, as needed.
  • Must comply with company safety rules and regulations and wear proper safety equipment while on plant grounds.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required (e.g., Environmental Science, Engineering, Sustainability, Public Relations, Social Responsibility)
  • Min. 4 years of technical experience
  • Min. 2 years of experience creating and implementing social projects and programs preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Team player with highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement and collaboration (e.g., NGOs, schools, public administration agencies, regulatory authorities, local communities) and public speaking
  • Experience interacting with governmental agencies preferred
  • Knowledge of local realities or willingness to learn them
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to search for allies among key stakeholders
  • Highly organized with a high level of initiative and drive
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Focus on the implementation of tasks and achievement of set goals
  • Passion for helping and working with people 
  • Good knowledge of the use of MS Office programs (extensive experience with Excel and PowerPoint preferred)
  • Comfortable with information management systems and databases
  • Experienced driver with valid driver’s license

Working Conditions

  • Ability to travel overnight as needed
  • 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 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 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.

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