(CEN) INVENTORY MANAGEMENT MANAGER

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Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Monterrey, NLE, MX, 64000

Company: CEMEX

Job Description

Manages and controls the procurement inventory management performance based on data, defined policies, procedures, and best practices to advise and provide solutions to Country Procurement Operations for them to optimize their working capital, maximizing Company’s results and lead worldwide initiatives.

Main Responsibilities

  • Propose, lead initiatives and strategies to improve the inventory management processes of warehouses in all countries.
  • Coordinates and supervises the implementation of working capital optimization initiatives with procurement countries to facilitate the execution of inventory management targets and optimize the Company’s results.
  • Defines, consolidates, and monitors the inventory KPIs based on a global, regional, and local perspective to help country operations to identify opportunities.
  • Establishes and recommends global policies and models for the inventories management to optimize and ensure the control of CEMEX working capital worldwide.
  • Review current inventory parameters to propose new levels according to new operational activity to reduce risk and have optimal inventory.
  • Analyze critical and repaired spare parts levels in all countries to set a common set of rules to reduce risk and have optimal inventory levels.
  • Analyze high rotation items in all countries to propose consignment strategies.
  • Recommend virtual or centralized warehouses within one Region or among several Countries / Regions
  • Review current technologies on warehouse management to propose pilots of the warehouse of the future to reduce workload, make the process more efficient to end users and procurement personnel.
  • Support data cleaning/deduplication campaign to rid the system of old, unused data, or duplicate data for better management and more efficient processes.
  • Recommends global policies and models for the Item Master Catalog management in order to ensure the quality of the data classification structure and descriptions to support the data analytics and consolidation (spend) for the negotiations, purchases, inventories, maintenance and suppliers’ processes.
  • Establish a strategy to optimize working capital that includes all country Procurement and Operations to be part of it.
  • Ensures operability of local legal requirements and gives support for new needs and requirements.
  • Consolidates global inventory information with different ERP systems and different structure models (guarantee updated and accurate information to share).
  • Manages different cultures and languages in advice and provide solutions to helps Country Procurement Operations to optimize the working capital in inventory management.

Position Challenges

  • Establish a strategy to optimize working capital that includes all country Procurement and Operations to be part of it
  • Ensures operability of local legal requirements; give support for new needs and requirements.
  • Consolidates global inventory information with different ERP systems and different structure model (guarantee updated and accurate information to share)
  • Manages different cultures and languages in advice and provide solutions to helps Country Procurement Operations to optimize the working capital in inventory management

Qualifications

Spanish and English proficient

Bachelor's degree in administration, finance or engineering and desirable master's degrees. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Sourcing / Supply Chain / Inventory Management role. (CEMEX preferred).
  • Operative position (cement plant)
  • Worked with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Negotiations
  • Global experience

Technical skills:

  • Deep knowledge in inventory management.
  • Knowledge of products, materials and services, and their application.
  • Deep knowledge of the spare parts and materials related with the cement, ready-mix, and aggregates businesses. 
  • Knowledge of cement and ready-mix maintenance and production processes and procurement processes.
  • Broad knowledge of data quality in material master data field.
  • Good understanding of Finance and Project Evaluation.
  • Project Management capabilities: demonstrated experience designing and executing large-scale, enterprise-wide projects.

Soft Skills:

  • Ethical and high compliance to institutional policies, adheres to a core set of values and beliefs.
  • Outstanding ability to plan, organize, execute & delegate effectively.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Communicates effectively and persuasive speaker.
  • Leadership, creativity & innovation skills.
  • Ability to interact with colleagues from different countries and cultures.

Internal/External Relations

INTERNAL

  • VP Global Supply Chain- Global Supply Chain
  • VP Global Technology- Technology
  • VP Cement Operations & Technical (Mexico, USA, SCAC, EMEAA)- Cement Operations
  • VP Cement Materials (Mexico, USA, SCAC, EMEAA)- Materials Operations (Ready Mix)
  • Director, Regional Procurement (Mexico, USA, SCAC, EMEAA)- Procurement
  • Director, Center of Excellence- Procurement
  • Manager, Procurement Operations- Procurement
  • Procurement personnel at cement plant level (managers, planners, warehouse supervisors)- Procurement
  • Manager, Procurement Normativity- Procurement
  • Central and Regional Process & IT- Process & IT
  • GES (Local and Global)

 

EXTERNAL

  • Suppliers- Sales, Production, other

CEMEX Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At CEMEX, we recognize the diversity of the world in which we live and in which we do business. We respect diversity, we address the inclusion and non-discrimination of any talented person, regardless of gender, physical ability, age, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, marital status, pregnancy / maternity / paternity and nationality. We promote a culture of equity for the construction of a sustainable business and the well-being and development of CEMEX employees.

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