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Energizer Senior Buyer, Marketing Services in St. Louis, 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

The Senior Buyer for Marketing is deeply involved in conducting analysis to support category strategy development and execution. Sr. Buyer will work closely with internal stakeholders to achieve their objectives by: working together to source suppliers who can deliver quality services and products at the best value, supporting negotiations with incumbent vendors, reviewing supplier performance etc. They will lead category/supplier management for sub-categories and suppliers assigned to them.

Accountabilities

  • Sr Buyers are required to have experience in sourcing Marketing materials and services, managing negotiations, strong analytical skills with experience of using Excel to conduct quantitative analysis.

  • Lead sourcing events in line with Energizers Strategic Sourcing Approach; including conducting opportunity analysis, data collection, RFI and RFP’s, utilizing the Ariba e-procurement system.

  • Develop category and supplier profiles.

  • Be involved with supplier QBR’s and manage contract compliance.

  • Establish knowledge of stakeholder management processes and ensure engagement with stakeholders.

  • Support the development of category-specific pipelines.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Be responsible for global Marketing sourcing requirements with an emphasis on North America and Europe

  • Develops and implements, for marketing sub-categories procurement strategies, goals and savings targets in line with company strategy, stakeholder needs, and procurement best-practices.

  • Demonstrates expertise in benchmark and should-cost analyses using competitive intelligence and reports – viewed as a subject matter expert.

  • Demonstrates mastery and flexibility in the use of Energizer’s strategic sourcing process.

  • Supports risk and compliance program management.

  • Conducts supply market analysis.

  • Executes sourcing and product cycle plan projects independently.

  • Tracks procurement performance metrics.

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of negotiation tools/techniques and applies them regularly.

  • Manages sophisticated analysis (including financial) and business cases independently.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a relevant subject (marketing, business management, supply chain)

  • 3+ years of Procurement and/or Marketing experience within the Marketing category – Media, Creative, Consumer Services, Design, Communications (including e-comms).

  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive, manage, and implement projects.

  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships beyond being “in person”.

  • SAP, SRM, Ariba tool sets

  • Experience in quantitative analysis using Microsoft Excel.

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking with demonstrated results.

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

  • Ability to set priorities and make decisions.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • the Marketing agency experience

  • Strong facilitation skills to collaborate with stakeholders across the company to implement sourcing strategies.

  • Reasonable commercial and legal understanding of contracts.

  • Experience of working remotely from line management.

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects.

  • Experience working in SAP and Ariba.

  • Knowledge and use of eProcurement and eSourcing methodology.

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Will report to the Sr Category Manager, based outside of the US.

Work Environment

  • Some travel required, up to 10%

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.

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