Matthew Wild | Career Journeys | CEMEX
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Matthew Wild

Commercial Cement Building Products &
Logistics VP

UK

My career started with the company in 2001 with RMC, prior to its acquisition by CEMEX in 2005. I was working in procurement in the cement operations part of the business. During the post-merger integration (PMI) period, it quickly became evident that working for CEMEX was going to be a different experience than working for RMC. It wasn't that one culture was better than the other. They were just different. CEMEX is a very fast paced, results-driven business with a focus on key values: Leadership, Collaboration and Integrity.

Following the PMI, I was offered the opportunity to run our ash and import terminals operations in the UK. A year later, in 2006, I was chosen to attend an Institutional Leadership Development Program. This is an intensive, one-year program, which brought CEMEX people from around the world to work and study together. Aside from the obvious learning experience, it gave us a real opportunity to network with colleagues from other CEMEX countries, and to make new friends, while having lots of fun along the way. That year remains a highlight of my professional career and is something that I will remember, and cherish forever.

“Working for CEMEX is a whole different experience.”

The following year, I had the opportunity to change jobs again, becoming Regional Director for Aggregates in the South of England & Wales. One of the real benefits of working for CEMEX is that they are not afraid to toss you a real challenge if you are up for it. You don't need to have years of experience in a particular function or business area to be considered for a position here. We like managers to have good all-round business experience in all areas, which really widens the career opportunities in the company for those that seek, and engage challenge and change.

I now perform another role as Vice President, Cement Commercial, Building Products and Logistics. It really has been a whirlwind of a ride. I genuinely believe I have been fortunate to have amassed as much management experience in the relatively short time I have worked for CEMEX—experience that some people don't even get in a lifetime. I have been offered opportunities to tackle new and challenging roles, to lead, and work alongside with some fantastic people along the way. I'm not sure you can ask for much more!

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