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Energizer Associate Buyer, Global Indirect Procurement in St. Louis; Middleton; Westlake; Dayton, Missouri

This is Energizer

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

Buyers are involved in leading supporting various aspects of their own category management. Buyers are required to have excellent analytical skills with extensive experience using Excel and/or Access to conduct quantitative analysis. Buyer’s responsibilities include:

  • Manages day-to-day supplier relationship activities

  • Lead / Support sourcing strategy development - conducts opportunity analysis, data collection, etc.

  • Lead / Support supplier negotiations – gathers commodity data, price profiles, etc.

  • Supports risk and compliance program management

  • Conducts supply market analysis and evaluates opportunities to streamline vendors

  • Implements product cycle plan plans

  • Implements sourcing projects to deliver YOY savings

  • Manages procurement performance metrics, Cost Savings, Free cash flow, Cost Avoidance, etc


  • Excellent Teamwork and collaborative skills to work with other company departments to plan and implement on sourcing projects

  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills with extensive Microsoft Excel/Access experience

  • Excellent project administration skills

  • Excellent understanding of costs, working capital, and other financial metrics

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to present ideas in business-friendly language

  • Knowledge and use of eProcurement and eSourcing methodology

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Major/Discipline: Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Business Management

  • 1-2 years of Procurement experience

  • Experience in managing supplier relationships

  • Experience conducting negotiations

  • Experience in quantitative analysis using Microsoft Excel/Access

  • Experience in managing projects

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience using SAP and Ariba sourcing suite

  • Professional skills, such as good commercial and legal understanding of outsourcing contracts

  • Relevant experience in Outsourcing and/or Offshoring industry would be an advantage

  • Experience in Finance Management – financial modeling, commercial and risk analysis

  • Superior analytical/problem-solving and communication (both written and oral) skills

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Reports to the Sr. Manager of Indirect Procurement

Work Environment

  • Willing to travel domestically & globally (as needed) – less than 15% in total

An Offer to Grow On

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.