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Architectural Business Development Director - Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90058

CR Laurence


Job ID:  162820

C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is the leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, railing, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 60,000 products, we serve the industry from locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.


Job Summary


CRL is seeking a skilled, experienced and energetic Architectural Business Development Director based in Los Angeles, CA. The position will be responsible for building the CRL brand and presence within the architecture and construction industry. The ABD director will lead a team of people responsible for identifying opportunities and providing product design and technical information assistance in order to secure CRL product specifications.



  • Establish and leverage a network of Architects, Designers, Project Managers, General Contractors, Owners etc. to identify opportunities and promote the CRL brand and products.
  • Responsible for maintaining and growing existing relationships, as well as developing and cultivating new relationships.
  • Provide consultative support throughout the entire process, from concept to construction.
  • Be an industry leader, leveraging the CRL team’s robust experience and infrastructure in order to drive business.
  • Collaboration with various internal stakeholders to develop and execute business development and growth strategies.
  • Prepare and execute annual business plan and budget.
  • Maintain CRM database of all business development activities.
  • Participate in industry trade shows, conferences, events & meetings, and education seminars.
  • Plan and execute hospitality and educational outreach events in local markets.




  • Deep understanding, hands-on knowledge and appreciation of developer, design, and contractor economics, processes and needs.
  • Ability and experience navigating with senior levels of architectural firms.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong internal relationships.
  • Ability to independently analyze developer/contractor/design strategies and needs to articulate value proposition.
  • Comfort with working across a large range of products and having the poise to know when to call on the internal network for assistance.
  • Strong influencing skills; ability to drive results and revenue in a matrix environment as an influencer, not ultimate decision maker on customer transactions.



  • Experience within the commercial real estate development, design, and construction community is a must.
  • Recent experience as a Project Manager, Sales or Business Development Leader.
  • Ability to engage customers on a high level b2b platform.
  • Prior track record of achievement in positions with significant accountability.
  • Must possess ability to communicate effectively to present CRL products, position and capabilities.
  • Exudes a high level of professionalism and self-awareness.
  • LEED certification, BIM Project Management experience a plus.


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


C.R. Laurence Co., a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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