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Energizer Buyer, Global Indirect Procurement in Remote, Missouri

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. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

The Buyer position is involved in supporting, leading, and executing aspects of procurement category strategies and contract management.

The Buyer is required to have experience in sourcing materials and/or services, strong analytical skills with experience using Excel to conduct quantitative analysis along with experience of managing negotiations.


Will be involved in all aspects of Indirect Procurement (market intelligence, spend analytics, sourcing, category management and contracting), across Energizer’s global locations and footprint.

Must be able to support key enterprise initiatives such as cost savings, cost avoidance, working capital and supplier rationalization.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Manages sourcing strategy in line with Energizers 7-Step Sourcing Approach, including conducting opportunity analysis, data collection, RFI and RFP’s, utilizing Ariba e-procurement.

  • Supports and independently executes supplier negotiations, including contract renewals, cost reduction, value creation and cash flow improvement.

  • Manages day-to-day stakeholder relationship activities, including SAP and SRM queries.

  • Proactively drives compliance to Energizer’s procurement policy and processes.

  • Supports Energizer’s financial and compliance risk management program.

  • Implements company procurement initiatives and supports global projects.

  • Interfaces with US legal department to ensure the contract approval process is managed and the correct signatory level is obtained.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Procurement experience – including 3+ years of demonstrated success in managing projects.

  • Experience in planning and conducting negotiations.

  • Reasonable commercial and legal understanding of contracts.

  • Collaborative skills to work with other company departments.

  • Excellent analytical and Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Good organizational and planning ability, managing multiple projects.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to present in business-friendly language and formats.

  • Can demonstrate motivation to drive personal development.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Indirect procurement experience in any of the following functions: Information Technology, Human Resources, Corporate Services and Travel

  • Experience in other areas of Indirect Procurement: e.g. Marketing, Facilities Management, MRO/Capex.

  • Knowledge of SAP and Ariba is desirable.

  • Experience in the Strategic Sourcing process

  • Influencing skills: the ability to adapt style to suit the audience

  • Managing stakeholders, suppliers and negotiation

  • Educated to degree level

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Reports to the Global Sr. Category Manager

Work Environment

  • Travel (as needed) – less than 5% in total

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

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.