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Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: Monterrey, NLE, MX, 64000

Company: CEMEX

Job Description

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

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, comply with rules, reduce risks and support making decision of inventory management
  • 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 (minimum and maximum level, reorder point) 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 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

Position Challenges

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


Fluent in Spanish and English.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Civil engineering, Finance, or Administration. Master desirable. 

PC programs such as Word, Excel, and Power Point and SAP.

10 -15 years of experience in Sourcing / Supply Chain / Inventory Management role. (CEMEX preferred).

+ 5 years of experience in operative position (cement plant), working with multidisciplinary teams and negotiations.

+3 years of global experience

Technical skills:

Deep knowledge in inventory management.

Products, materials and services, and their applications.

Spare parts and materials related with the cement, ready-mix, and aggregates businesses and data quality in material MD field.

Cement and ready-mix maintenance and production processes. Procurement processes.

Comprehensive mgmt of policies, procedures, and rules.

Good understanding of Finance and Project Evaluation.

PM capabilities: demonstrated experience designing, managing, and executing large-scale, enterprise-wide projects.

Soft skills:

Ethical and high compliance to institutional policies, adheres to values and beliefs; high integrity; builds trust

Outstanding ability to plan, organize, execute & delegate effectively

Effective mgmt of conflicts and solutions. Ability to listen expectations and concerns and deal with it

Communicates effectively and persuasive speaker

Proactive, self-motivated, problem solver and decision maker

Outstanding ability to plan, organize and execute effectively

Leadership, creativity & innovation skills

Ability to interact with colleagues from different countries and cultures

Internal/External Relations


Global Supply Chain


Cement Operations

Materials Operations (Ready Mix)






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.