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Energizer Associate Manager Procurement in Jaboatao dos Guararapes, Brazil

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Position Summary

The Associate Manager is responsible for leading the development of category strategies and achieving business results within assigned categories for Energizer Household Products. 


  • Leverage all business intelligence information and trends to meet stakeholder needs

  • Liaises with stakeholders to align overall strategy and needs, ensuring procurement's ongoing value contribution

  • Develop, gain alignment and lead execution of effective category strategies (short and long term) that aligns with the overall business strategy

  • Establish a knowledge of stakeholder management processes and ensure engagement with stakeholders throughout the process (both during the gate reviews and outside)

  • Provide input to category metrics/savings targets, monitor performance and communicate these to stakeholders and Procurement leadership

  • Create category specific pipeline that will forecast and direct the procurement projects/sourcing activities

  • Support internal collaboration, knowledge sharing, and compliance with best practices across regions

  • Lead supplier relationship management process for category

  • Provide category specific subject matter expertise and insights to internal stakeholders and leadership

  • Manages and develops Buyer(s) [if in a manager role and not individual role

Specific Accountabilities

  • Ensure procurement's ongoing value contribution

  • Develop and implement category procurement strategy, goals and savings targets in line with company strategy and procurement best-practices

  • Evaluates strategies based on up to date supplier market analysis, category analysis and category risk analysis while adapting to changing market conditions

  • Ensure effective risk and compliance management within category

  • Demonstrate mastery in the Energizer strategic sourcing process

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Business Management or related field

  • Fluent in both Portuguese and English language, both written and spoken

  • Minimum four years of Procurement experience or equivalent, preferably in a multinational environment in a complex matrix structure

  • Minimum two years of experience in highly engineered or complex categories

  • Experience leading contract negotiations

  • Experience in leading teams and project management

  • Experience in strategic program planning and execution

  • Experience using ERP Datasul / TOTVS

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Master's degree preferred

  • Experience leading and developing people

  • Experience with 7 Step Procurement Process knowledge and practice

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Will work closely with internal shareholders on effective process execution and business strategy

  • Can report into Manager – Procurement, Manager- Procurement,  Director - Procurement or Vice President - Global Procurement

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.