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Energizer Senior Buyer in St. Louis, Missouri

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Position Summary

The Senior Buyer is deeply involved in conducting analysis to support category strategy development and execution. The Senior Buyer will support supplier relationship management and the achievement of cost/performance targets. This person will lead category/supplier management for third-party manufacturers assigned to them.


  • Conduct quantitative analysis using Excel and/or Access

  • Develop category and third-party manufacturers profiles

  • Ensure supplier scorecards are up to date and maintains accurate and timely information on the third-party manufacturers

  • Support negotiations with third-party manufacturers and cost model development across their category and lead efforts for their assigned sub-categories/third-party manufacturers

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

  • Support the development category specific pipeline

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

Specific Accountabilities

  • Conducts reliable analysis when requested

  • Manages day-to-day third-party manufacturers relationship activities

  • 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 when given opportunities

  • Manages sophisticated financial analysis and business cases independently

  • Demonstrates deep expertise in benchmark and should-cost analyses using competitive intelligence and reports – viewed as a subject matter expert and coach by other buyers

  • Demonstrates mastery in the Energizer strategic sourcing process

  • Develops and implements sub-category procurement strategy, goals and savings targets in line with company strategy and procurement best-practices for assigned areas

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preference of Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or Business Management

  • 4-7 years of procurement, operations, or supply chain experience with demonstrated success of managing projects in a SAP environment

  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change in a decentralized organization with minimum supervision

  • Experience in quantitative analysis using Microsoft Excel/Access (beyond basic data entry) and PowerPoint

  • Strong analytical thinking with demonstrated results

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

  • Ability to set priorities and make decisions

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience in managing third-party manufacturers relationships and conducting negotiations

  • Experience in working with finished good third-party manufacturers/co-packers

  • Strong facilitation skills to collaborate with stakeholders, including R & D, supply planning, and marketing across company to implement sourcing strategies

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

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects, new product development, and programs

  • Knowledge and use of eProcurement and eSourcing methodology

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Will report to the Senior Manager of third-party manufacturers

Work Environment

  • Travel required, up to 30%

  • Hybrid work environment that includes up to two to three days a week in the office and the remaining days remote.

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.