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Sr. Buyer - MRO / Capital Equipment


Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  548
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Edgewell Personal Care is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 25 well-known brands of consumer and personal care products.  We are 6000 colleagues strong with a presence in over 50 countries.

 Edgewell's brands include shaving products including Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors and blades, shaving gels including Edge and Skintimate, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun screens, Playtex Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottle liners, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Playtex and o.b. tampons, and Stay free and Care free pads and liners, and Wet Ones wipes.

Our latest additions to the Edgewell family of personal care brands include two full product lines of skin care and grooming products for men: Bull Dog and Jack Black.



Position Summary

The Senior Buyer will focus on the strategic aspects of Procurement for area of assigned spend - in this case MRO and Capital Equipment - with tactical support as needed for the Category.      


Specific Accountabilities

  • Responsible to support and develop Category strategies for assigned commodity and spend.
  • Actively manage commodity / regional spend along with the supply base and internal relationships that come with the assigned segmentation.
  • Supplier negotiations, contract/ MSA execution
  • Monitoring price / PPV / LE forecasting
  • System / SAP / Ariba interfaces
  • Delivering to annual CIP targets  
  • Development of industry expertise, and support detailed supply market analysis  
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic Sourcing and supplier evaluation processes 
  • Contract  execution and management, Business law
  • Understands and complies with regulatory bodies and programs 
  • Maintains and establishes key performance Metrics
    • SRM – Supplier Relationship Management
    • IRM  -  Internal Stakeholder  Relationship
    • Budget / planning / financial tracking / analytics 
  • Supports NPD activity and innovation stream  
  • Understanding of  Total Cost model  
  • 7 step strategic sourcing process
  • RFP/RFQ process
  • Supports all Procurement Initiatives as assigned


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering (or other related degree programs)  
  • 3 +  years of Procurement related experience
  • Knowledge and experience of strategic sourcing process
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working in an ERP  manufacturing environment  
  • Self-motivated with the ability to drive change and results  
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interface at varied levels of the organization, team player  
  • Strong Excel and database manipulation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), SAP and Ariba
  • Track record of consistent Cost Savings / CI contribution.


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • CPIM or CSCMP certifications
  • Six Sigma or Lean/Kaizen
  • Procurement in an ERP environment, SAOP / Ariba 
  • Consumer Products Industry


Working Relationships

  • Reports directly to Category Manager  
  • Peers in Direct Procurement
  • Close collaboration with internal cross functional groups.
  • Functional teams
  • External suppliers and their organizations  

Edgewell 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, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.




Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford