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Director of Architectural Business Development

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90013

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
CR Laurence


Job ID:  298999

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.


CRL is seeking a skilled, experienced and energetic Architectural Business Development Director based in Los Angeles, CA. This position will report to the SVP of Marketing and will be responsible for building and promoting the CRL brand and products within the architecture and construction industry. The Business Development Director will identify opportunities, build relationships and provide product design and technical information assistance in order to secure specifications across the entire CRL architectural metals and glass fittings portfolio.




  • Establish and leverage a network of Architects, Designers, Contractors, Building Owners to identify opportunities and promote the CRL brand and products.
  • Lead efforts to provide design and technical support to architects and specifiers, with the goal of increasing specification share across all product categories.
  • Provide consultative support internally and externally throughout the entire process, (concept, specification, quote and construction) in convert specifications to orders.
  • Collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute business development and growth strategies.
  • Work closely with product development and marketing, providing input on market trends and go-to- market strategies.
  • Participate in industry trade shows, conferences, events & meetings, and education seminars.
  • Plan and execute hospitality and educational outreach events in local markets.
  • Maintain CRM database of all business development activities.
  • Prepare and execute annual business plan and budget.



  • Deep understanding, hands-on knowledge and appreciation of developer, designer, and contractor economics, processes and needs.
  • Ability and experience navigating within all levels of architectural firms.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships.
  • Ability to independently analyze developer/contractor/designer 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.



  • Passion for and 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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C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) is an E-Verify Employer.


Date Posted:  Jul 25, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Business Development, Manager, Architecture, Automotive Sales, Sales, Management, Engineering