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Sourcing Analyst- Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90058

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
CR Laurence


Job ID:  263959

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.


Worldwide Architectural Supplier Seeks Sourcing Lead!


We are on the look-out for individuals who don’t view their weekdays spent at ‘a job’ but rather look to develop valuable skills that ignite their passion and lead to a CAREER. If you’re attracted to a work hard, play hard environment and are seeking to build a lucrative career, then welcome to CRL!


Who are we:


We are part of the Oldcastle Building Envelope of CRH and operate our business to the highest standards of quality and customer service. The companies and institutions that depend on us impact the growing fields of glass fabrication, construction, architecture, and automotive restyling. Their positions as leaders in their own industries mean they demand the highest standards from their suppliers. 


About the Position:


Responsible for identifying, selecting, cultivating, and maintaining strategic sources for key product lines as defined by the overall Supply Chain vision.  In addition, this role will manage the key vendor relationships and ensure ordered products are purchased at optimum cost and received within the stated timeframe.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Work closely with current CRL vendors to ensure on time deliveries, consistent quality, and uninterrupted supply chain, and best pricing. 
  • Proactively review the marketplace to identify potential sources to ensure continuity of supply and/or setup alternate source of supply aligned with Supply Chain strategic plan.
  • Handle supplier relationships to monitor-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, or prices and report such changes to the internal stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Act as a liaison between suppliers and internal stakeholders to resolve any/all procurement related challenges.
  • Understand & communicate market dynamics & price movements
  • Analyze spend for vendors and service providers to define portfolio strategy
  • Lead quality improvement program for vendors and service providers
  • Analyze inventory and payment terms financial impact on CRL
  • Deliver price saving projects as defined by the procurement manager
  • Lead supplier development program as assigned by procurement manager
  • Keeping parts and vendors' master data up to date 


Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Supply Chain, Business Administration, Finance, Data Analytics or other relevant fields
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a purchasing role
  • CPIM/ISM/CIPS or equivalent is preferred
  • Experience with SAP is preferred
  • Must have great:
  • Analytical & Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Influencing & Persuasion
  • Data Interpretation
  • Excellent Negotiating Skills



  • This position is largely sedentary; however, caution needs to be taken when lifting files, boxes, opening file cabinet drawers, desk drawers.
  • To avoid injuries to hands, back and neck, proper ergonomics should be maintained while working at desk/workstation.


Work Environment

  • Primarily works in an office environment with controlled climate.
  • Ability to perform light hand activity work at a computer/telephone station in an office environment. Position is primarily sedentary.
  • Some duties may involve being in a plant environment where noise levels can be moderate to high and be subject to the same general climate conditions of the region (heat, cold, humidity, etc.).
  • Chemicals, dust, pollen and other typical airborne particulate matter are present within the atmosphere of the production floor and may create some odors in the plant. The Company, in an effort to provide its employees with a safe and healthy working environment, limits exposure to chemicals through written procedures, engineering controls and PPE.
  • While the chemical exposure and odors are under acceptable levels set by OSHA and the WCB, they nevertheless, can be smelled and are handled according to the company’s hazardous communication program.



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The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types or work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


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:  Mar 18, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Engineer, ERP, Supply, Procurement, Fabrication, Engineering, Technology, Operations, Manufacturing