Energizer Senior Buyer in St. Louis, 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.
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]
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 in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or Business Management preferred
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
- Will report to the Senior Manager of third-party manufacturers
- Travel required, up to 30%
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.