MANAGER REGIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS

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Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Woodstock, GA, US, 30188

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

Under the guidance of the Regional Vice President of Supply Chain, the Supply Chain Regional Operations Manager assumes a pivotal role in overseeing multifaceted supply chain operations within the region. This role entails ensuring safety, operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and fostering employee engagement across 12 cement terminals. The incumbent will navigate a complex matrix environment, often necessitating leadership through influence.

Job Responsibilities

Safety and Compliance, Terminal Network, Execution:

  • Ensuring strict adherence to safety protocols, environmental regulations, and legal requirements
  • Maintain a safe workplace environment, striving for zero occupational injuries, accidents, and environmental incidents by OSHA/MSHA regulations
  • Oversee terminal operations, including safety protocols, personnel management, engagement initiatives, product replenishment, productivity enhancement, and maintenance
  • Support the execution of the Supply Chain Plan with precision, minimizing disruptions by addressing challenges related to equipment reliability and staffing

Operations & Maintenance:

  • Responsible for developing, evaluating, implementing, and managing the maintenance programs to minimize costs and achieve optimum productivity and efficiency
  • Promote best practices/inspections established for preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance.
  • Ensure the creation of proper standard work for specific equipment repairs and the maintenance tasks involved.
  • Ensure business continuity by leading teams performing varied responsibilities related to terminal production and maintenance, equipment maintenance
  • Engage with external mechanical and electrical contractors (vendors) to perform maintenance jobs and repairs.
  • Develop 5-year plan for Capital Investments (CAPEX) and prioritize on an annual basis and improvement plan needs.
  • Create and monitor operations budgets, identify, and implement capital improvement projects
  • Responsible for operational readiness and business continuity of the terminals
  • Ensures that all terminal facilities follow federal/state regulations and requirements
  • Ensure inventory accuracy by accurate silo measurements, scale calibrations, maintaining the unloading equipment, and reviewing any discrepancies

Employee Engagement and Development:

  • Cultivate a work environment that fosters employee engagement, growth, and development
  • Empower direct reports to lead with the ownership to drive the operations forward, safely and compliantly
  • Act as a mentor to a diverse team of supply chain professionals
  • Be an example and promoter of safety
  • Lead work teams through example and motivation, instruction, coaching, discipline and otherwise oversee employee work performance
  • Promoting learning new technical skills that will better them professionally and help improve our operations
  • Ensure our operations are properly staffed. Follow up with our HR team to recruitment process

Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with a broad array of stakeholders and that sometimes have competing priorities and objectives
  • Work closely with suppliers, customers, internal business units, sales teams, accounting, and other key partners to facilitate efficient supply chain operations
  • Represent Cemex with local agencies, Port Authorities, landowners, etc
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal Procurement team, vendors, and contractors
  • Coordinates the requests of proposals, evaluates proposal responses, and assists Procurement with negotiation and preparation of purchase orders. Negotiate proposal vs. contract discrepancies with vendors, if necessary.
  • Cultivate and sustain positive relationships with local rail partners (trainmasters) to ensure smooth operations while requiring high service standards.
  • Maintain a relationship with Ready Mix Ops, Ready Mix Quality Control, Cement Tech Services, to ensure product availability as well as coordinate efforts related to cement source changes.

Qualifications

  • 5-10+ years of experience in a Supply Chain Operations position working on an extensive network to distribute products by rail and truck with a solid track record.
  • Direct operating experience of a complex terminal network, managing / leading rail and operations teams with rail and truck distribution.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse, multi-cultural team in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Previous experience contracting work with external vendors.
  • Fluent in English
  • SAP knowledge of the maintenance and purchasing modules is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of organization
  • Excellent problem-solving mindset
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
     

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge:

In-depth understanding of safety regulations and the ability to instill and promote a strong safety culture throughout the organization.
Profound knowledge of environmental regulations and a commitment to environmental compliance.
Comprehensive knowledge of operating equipment including but not limited to compressors, pumps, air slides, bucket elevators, MCC’s, scales, loading spouts, rail unloading equipment, among others.
Adept at supply chain planning and execution, with a keen ability to minimize disruptions and address potential challenges.
Understanding of complex matrix organizational structures and experience in collaborating with various stakeholders.

 

Skills:

Exceptional leadership and team management skills with the ability to mentor and inspire a diverse team of supply chain professionals and field personnel.
Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking skills, including the capacity to adapt to an evolving and ambiguous environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.

 

Abilities:

Ability to lead by example and instill a safety-focused culture across the organization.
Strong commitment to employee engagement, growth, and development, driving a culture of excellence.
Proven ability to collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders in a complex matrix organization, ensuring successful supply chain operations.
Dedication to maintaining and optimizing terminal facilities for safety and efficiency.
Must be able to operate in fast-paced and demanding environment. 
 

Working Conditions

  • Overnight travel up to 40% of the time.
  • Capable of working in an office environment, but comfortable to be in the field visiting operations.
  • Some exposure to dust, noise and extreme temperatures
  • Capable of working extended hours as needed.
  • This position will be based in Atlanta Georgia.
     

Physical Requirements

  • Requires walking, sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing to a significant degree
  • Exerting up to 10 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 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: Atlanta

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