Demand Planner at C.R. Laurence Co., Inc.

Posted in Management 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:


Job ID:  360985

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 Demand Planner!

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 creating detailed forecast and demand replenishment parameters to be used as a master plan for manufacturing and distribution departments to follow. The main targets of this role are to improve service levels; by optimizing Inventory levels, reducing lead times, and improving on-time performance in order to enhance the customer experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Demand Planning position is responsible for assisting with all forecasting activities associated with customers and products. The Demand Planner creates and maintains forecast models, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, marketing, finance, and operations. Coordinates and collaborates with Demand Planning Manager to construct companywide demand plans and assist in facilitating the Sales and Operations planning process.

Basic Functions:

  • Assist in development of demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function.

  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results.

  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

  • Interact with sales, marketing, and customer finance to understand demand forecast drivers.

  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts.

  • Use and maintain the Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.

  • Provide input to Supply and Service center Planning in developing inventory strategies on existing items, safety stock levels, min max, new products, and product phase-outs.

  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning.

  • Periodic reporting & interpretation of KPI - Forecast accuracy & bias, Inventory turns and value, On-Time Performance, Safety stock and replenishment values, Track New product and E&O inventory value


Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, Finance, Data Analytics or other relevant fields.

  • Basic understanding of the sales and operations planning process.

  • Basic understanding of inventory replenishment strategies.

  • 2-4 years of experience in planning and SAP

  • CPIM/CSCP or equivalent is preferred

  • Must have great:

  • Analytical & Organizational Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Influencing & Persuasion

  • Data Interpretation


  • 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.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

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


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