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Sourcing Lead

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90013

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
CR Laurence


Job ID:  [[416659]]

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.



About the Position:


Responsible for identifying, selecting, evaluating, and maintaining strategic sources for all 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


  • Analyze spend for vendors and service providers to define portfolio strategy
  • Analyze inventory and payment terms financial impact (cash flow)
  • Keeping parts and vendors' master data up to date (data integrity) 
  • Collaborate across the various functions in the organizations to ensure business objectives are met (including New Product Introduction)
  • Assess and mitigate supply risk management
  • Identify, source and develop new supplier opportunities
  • Develop sourcing strategies by discussing how to work with internal customers to recognize the sourcing need and describing the types of suppliers that might be used for purchases
  • Identify, evaluate and select suppliers. Describes the types of specifications that can be used to communicate needs to suppliers, ways to identify potential sources and the processes and tools for analyzing suppliers and proposals.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct negotiations. Explain the processes used to plan, prepare for, and conduct negotiations. Understand & communicate market dynamics & price movements
  • Develop contracts and details the approaches
  • Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management. Describes the benefits of good relationships and how to establish partnerships with suppliers.
  • Responsible for Supplier Qualification and Performance Evaluation
  • Responsible for Strategic Cost Management. Deliver price saving projects as defined by the procurement manager


Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Finance, Mathematics, Data Analytics or other relevant fields
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a purchasing role
  • CPIM/ISM/CIPS or equivalent is preferred
  • Experience with SAP is preferred
  • Microsoft excel (advanced)
  • Must have great:
  • Analytical & Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Influencing & Persuasion
  • Data Analytics
  • Excellent Negotiating Skills


What CRL 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 CRL Americas


CRL 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 CRL Americas family. CRL 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 CRL 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 CRL family!


CRL 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:  Jun 6, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, ERP, Procurement, SAP, Operations, Technology