Senior Buyer

Energizer in Saint Louis, MO

  • Industry: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance - General Operational Manager
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
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 to them. In addition, the person will need to properly facilitate alignment on, and execution of, the category strategies with our internal stakeholders. These stakeholders will include but are not limited to operations/manufacturing, supply chain, R&D, marketing, and quality. Accountabilities Conduct 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 Lead 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 of category specific pipeline 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 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 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) 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 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 Category Manager or Assoc. 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.
Associated topics: associate director, chief investment officer, controller, financial director, general operational manager, general operations manager, operational manager, supervise, supply, vice president

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