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Supply Planning Manager

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90013

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
CR Laurence


Job ID:  [[433099]]

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 Supply Planning Manager


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 seek the guidance, training and experience necessary to build a lucrative career, then welcome to CRL!


The Supply Planning Manager is responsible for all the planning activities related to order fulfillment across North America, he is will play a key role in Supply Chain, partnering with the distribution centers to optimize the footprint, forecast requirements & ensure on time orders fulfillment.


Who are we:

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.


We 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:

A leading member of the Supply Chain department tasked to drive process improvement to reduce and eliminate any materials shortages preventing orders fulfillment.

This role partners with Demand Planning, Manufacturing, Sourcing, Purchasing and Distribution centers’ managers to improve materials flow across the distribution network through to the final customer and lead the current efforts to optimize the distribution footprint in North America.


This is the job for you if:

  • You love to be tactical and strategic: Capable of developing and implementing plans to hit company goals
  • You are a strong communicator: Will have the ability to track and follow up effectively and concisely relay information to cross functional partners and senior management
  • You believe in proactive collaboration: Self-starter who can work in teams from cross functional departments and can have excellent internal facing customer service
  • You are learning driven: Open to continuously improving on processes and working knowledge.
  • Detail obsessed describes you: Ability to track minor and major details and follow up accordingly




  • Generate Supply Plans that are aligned with Demand Plans generated from the S&OP process, while considering Suppliers’ capacity.
  • Manages Global service center Inventory levels to ensure they are commensurate with demand patterns in the region by monitoring sales and maintaining replenishment parameters in ERP.
  • Manages timely updates of inventory levels in service centers from New Product and Promotional plans and makes recommendations to Product review regarding Brand rationalization.
  • Manages the “Supply Review” process and meeting as part of the monthly S&OP Cycle
  • Ensure all Un-Released Requisitions are moved to the Released stage
  • Manages Supplier performance and ensures supplier partners are aligned with supply plans.
  • Assists Purchasing, Sourcing and Logistics teams to streamline a more sustainable supply chain
  • Closely monitors End of Life (EOL) and Last Time Buys (LTB) resolution management.
  • Assists maintaining Pricing, MOQ & LT (ERP Item Master and Negotiation).
  • Supports the Sourcing Management team strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure accuracy of ERP parameters through periodic updates and monitoring the changes in ways of working.




Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s (4-year) degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent required.
  • Experience in distribution environment
  • Progressive career in Planning including supply planning, customer service and demand planning
  • 5-7 years of Supply Chain related planning experience
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • Experience on large-scale change management projects
  • Strong analytical skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters/MBA or equivalent
  • Professional qualification/certification from related professional body (ISM-CPSM/CPSM, APICS) preferred
  • SAP Experience









Skills, knowledge and abilities we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of modern procurement methods and strategies (e.g. contracting,  bid management, supplier relationship management, total cost of ownership).
  • Effective team management and in communicating with all levels in the organization
  • Lead, inspire and manage teams through leading by example & continuous coaching to ensure they realize their full potential,
  • Set clear expectations and commit to the delivery, takes pride in achieving highest standards and results. Hold people accountable for their commitments and delivery.
  • Have a passion for growth, insist on innovation, never settle for good enough, take the lead and seek new opportunities
  • Externally oriented, bring the voice of customer in everything we do and the decision we make, go the extra mile to exceed customer expectation
  • Results focused, bring sense of urgency to getting things done and making tough decisions, avoid over-analyzing or debating, drive for simplification by keeping end goal in sight.



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:  Nov 27, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Planner, Supply, Operations