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Energizer Senior Buyer 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 is deeply involved in conducting analysis to support category plan development and implementation. The Senior Buyer will support supplier relationship management and the achievement of cost/performance targets. They will lead category/supplier management for sub-categories and suppliers assigned to them.


  • Conducts quantitative analysis using Excel and/or Access

  • Develop category and supplier profiles

  • Ensure supplier scorecards are up to date and maintains accurate and timely information on the supplier

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

  • 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 team member role]

Specific Accountabilities

  • Conducts reliable analysis when requested

  • Manages day-to-day supplier relationship activities

  • Supports risk and compliance program management

  • Conducts supply market analysis

  • Implements sourcing and product cycle plan projects self - guided

  • Tracks procurement performance metrics

  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of negotiation resources/techniques and applies them regularly when given opportunities

  • Manages sophisticated financial analysis and business cases self - guided

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

  • Demonstrates deep understanding in the Energizer strategic sourcing process

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

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or Business Management preferred

  • 3+ years of experience with demonstrated success of managing projects

  • 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)

  • Excellent analytical thinking with demonstrated results

  • Excellent 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 supplier relationships and conducting negotiations

  • Experience working in SAP

  • Excellent facilitation skills to collaborate with stakeholders across company to implement sourcing strategies

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

  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and programs

  • Knowledge and use of eProcurement and eSourcing methodology

Working Relationships & Environment

Working Relationships

  • Will report to the Category Manager or Assoc. Category Manager

Work Environment

  • Some travel required, up to 30%

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.