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Purchasing I - Vernon, CA

Vernon, CA, US, 90058

CR Laurence


Job ID:  227159

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

The Purchasing I will assist in all areas of purchasing and procurement including but not limited to RFQs, creation and placement of purchase orders, analysis and negotiation with vendors, in order to provide the tools necessary for the facility to function at maximum efficiency and with maximum revenue.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•    Issues RFQs and assist in negotiating vendor pricing and credit terms given the required volume, delivery and service requirements for goods and services within established guidelines.
•    Responsible for efficient, cost-effective purchasing of, and timely delivery of, products and services
•    Operates within local purchasing policies
•    Assists in the evaluation of existing and future vendors for reliability and to promote a competitive atmosphere
•    Maintain all supply chain reports
•    Keep adequate inventory stocked
•    Respond to internal/external customer inquiries in a timely manner
•    Respond to product quality issues and related problems as necessary and assist team in solving quality assurance issues
•    Ability to work independently and effectively to meet timely deadlines while conducting all duties in a professional and ethnical manner in accordance with the company’s code of business conducts policy.
•    Collect invoices, packing slips, and receivers for each purchase order and submit to A/P in the correct accounting month.
•    Other job duties as assigned.


Regular and predictable attendance, safely perform tasks, and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of your job.


Skills, Knowledge, and Ability Requirements

To be considered for a Purchasing Associate position, the following conditions must be met:
•    1-2 years experience in purchasing/procurement of materials or services
•    Manufacturing purchasing experience is preferred but not required
•    1-2 years experience in evaluating and sourcing vendors and making cost reductions preferred
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels in the organization and external contacts
•    Intermediate skills in MS Office Excel and Word



Standard office equipment including but not limited to: Computer, copiers, scanner, telephone, fax, calculator, and printer



Follow plant safety procedures including wearing necessary safety equipment while out on the plant floor.  Safety glasses required while on the production floor at all times.


Work Environment

Work performed mainly in office environment where temperature is controlled.  However, exposure to a production environment can occur several times a day for which:
•    Noise levels in the work environment can be moderate to high.
•    The plant facility is subject to the same 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 some chemicals may pose health risks if not properly used, employees are trained on the proper safety equipment and procedures for handling chemicals. 
•    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.


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.


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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