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Energizer Planner / Buyer 1 in Dayton, Ohio

This is Energizer

Energizer Holdings is leading the charge to connect our brands, our people and the products we offer to the world more than anyone else. Together, we're creating a game plan for the future – one that defines where and how we'll play, and what it takes to win.

Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Position Summary

As a Buyer / Planner for our Global Auto Care division, you'll be responsible for all material planning and purchase order management related duties associated with the review, scheduling, analyzing, and planning of material supply.  The Buyer / Planner manages supply and the product life cycle of all materials they are responsible for. 


  • Review SAP MRP supply-demand requirements and make decisions on replenishment quantities and timing that optimizes inventory position (i.e. working capital) while maximizing fill-rates.

  • The incumbent will would be responsible for 2-4 raw material families (approx. 10 total families) with an inventory average of $2-6M under their scope of responsibility.

  • Establish and manage relationship with suppliers to coordinate production timing and shipment deliveries; track all materials to ensure timely delivery to meet operationally JIT requirements.

  • Maintain positive, professional working relationships with all suppliers while holding them accountable.

  • Identify and expedite materials to account for changes in plan to ensure high customer service levels.

  • Manage inventory levels for assigned product families to ensure high turnover performance.

  • Identify slow moving materials and proactively manage inventory down.

  • Proactively work with supplier base to improve supply planning parameters to improve service level, inventory and responsiveness.

  • Manage all item MRP planning parameters for optimal system performance within SAP.

  • Measure supplier performance and effectively work to correct non-compliance, performance issues.

  • Coordinate with internal departments on new item introductions, items transitions and item close outs.

  • Partner with Sourcing Managers to: work on supplier/supply issues, optimization processes and provide material insights and ordering patterns to optimize the supply chain.

  • Support the product life cycle transition process (phase in & out) as the business model adjusts to meet customer requirements.

  • Provide communication of risk materials and keep all production schedules updated to mitigate any risks to the production plans.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required.

  • 1-3-year experience working as buyer, coordinator or planner or equivalent experience.

  • Analytical, problem solving, and technical skills required.

  • ERP/MRP experience required (SAP MM & PP preferred).

  • Ability to utilize Microsoft office platform to analyze situations and identify risks and mitigation plans.

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the supply chain from: plan, source, make, deliver with a focus on capacity and material planning.

  • Must have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with internal and external partners.

  • Prior commodity experience dealing with: chemicals (bulk & pallet) and packaging (multiple levels).

  • Strong persuasive skills in managing key suppliers and ability to develop partnerships to drive cost savings.

  • Team player, strong initiative and ability to multi-task/manage multiple priorities

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience using SAP (MM/PP) is highly preferred.

  • Experience using Micro Soft Office applications.

  • Previous experience with CPG or seasonal businesses is preferred.

Working Relationships & Environment

Work Relationships

  • Work closely with key cross functional groups to effectively communicate risks/opportunities (Customer Service, Commercial Sales, Operations, Distribution, Quality and etc.)

Work Environment

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.


An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.