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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.

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. He or she will lead category/supplier management for sub-categories and suppliers assigned him/her.


  • Conduct quantitative analysis

  • Develop category and supplier profiles

  • Develop / maintain supplier scorecards

  • Lead negotiations with suppliers and execute supply agreements

  • Generate value enhancement ideas for category

  • Manage supplier relationships

Specific Accountabilities

  • Conducts reliable analysis and translate into actionable strategies

  • Manages day-to-day supplier relationship activities and act as the escalation point for supply disruptions

  • Supports risk and compliance programs

  • 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

  • Demonstrates deep expertise in benchmark and should-cost analyses using competitive intelligence and reports

  • Demonstrates mastery in the Energizer strategic sourcing process

  • Develops and implements 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 required

  • 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 (expertise in using key analytical functions in Excel)

  • 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 supplier relationships and conducting negotiations

  • Experience working in SAP and Ariba

  • Bi-lingual – fluent in English and Spanish

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

  • Strong 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 Senior Category Manager or Category Manager

Work Environment

  • Some travel required, up to 30%

An Offer to Grow On

Energizer offers a competitive compensation package which includes medical and retirement savings coverage, paid holidays. 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.