Assistant Business Development Manager in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

The Assistant Business Development Manager creates actionable revenue-generating and cost-saving opportunities by analyzing the market for SMG products and assisting the Sales and Supply Chain teams in developing accurate sales forecasts, identifying promotional and merchandising opportunities, and understanding consumer behavior. 

This role leads sales planning, reporting/analytics processes for all E-Commerce related initiatives and customers.  This position is responsible for catalog management, identifying sales opportunities, sales reporting & analytics to internal/external teams, E-Commerce project management, and ultimately increasing E-Commerce sales for all accounts.  

This role will incorporate the understanding of key business drivers learned through collaboration with multiple SMG business groups and the customers while accommodating customer-specific variables.  This position will collaborate regularly with multiple internal and external customers, including leadership teams. This role delivers a chance to drive measurable improvements in sales & profitability through the creative application of analytics.

The optimal candidate would be highly motivated to apply high-grade quantitative skills to a wide range of fast paced, evolving business challenges.

Key Work Performed:

Content & Catalog

  • Execute standardized processes to manage all online catalogs for assigned category and customer.  

  • Utilize tools to develop and maintain financial forecasts and reporting/tracking capabilities

  • Manage auditing processes in collaboration with content team

  • Develop solutions and ideas around product concepts designed for online channel

  • Partner with content team on customer priorities

Sales Analytics

  • Daily/Weekly execution of sales and marketing related tasks to support overall team goals

    • Utilize tools to develop and maintain financial forecasts and reporting/tracking capabilities

    • Includes leading weekly sales and marketing calls, trackers, etc.…

  • Insights and Trends: Invoice and POS sales by region or sales area by product/category or product group. Category comparison by geography and other variables such as basket data

  • Inventory build: Triangulation analysis with POS, retailer inventory, future replenishment, preparing for demand spike

  • Sales opportunity analysis, order recommendations: By item, product category or product group to include on hand and on order inventory, YTD POS and % change vs. prior year, future POS based on last year's results for a specified number of weeks

  • GMROI/Margin Analysis : View of how business is performing including GMROI/Margin by item, by category

Project Management

  • Pre-season analysis:  Lead ready for season tasks.  Catalog, assortment analysis, new products, forecasting, content.

  • Item transition management:  Data mapping and process focused on clean item changes, transitions, or launches.

  • New customer setup and program development

  • Identify improvement opportunities across E-Commerce sales/marketing processes

  • Other projects as assigned

Marketing campaign and promo analysis

  • Provide detailed calendar of events, promotions, marketing activities 

  • How did the promotion perform by various KPI’s

  • Draw trends, conclusions, solutions, and report out

  • Digital marketing analytics, metric reporting

  • Competitive insights and metrics

Adhoc Analysis - Uncover opportunities or issues to be resolved to further drive sales.

  • Market share analysis

  • Metrics analysis leveraging dart data

  • Special Value & Promotion Recap

  • Item or category level POS history and analysis

  • Opportunity analysis - new items, promotions, etc. help quantify.  Leverage customer systems for data reporting


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred majors: Digital, E-Commerce, Sales, Economics, Statistics, Marketing, Information Systems, Finance

  • Required: Computer Experience - MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint, Google

  • Required: Experience in E-Commerce, Online strategy, Digital Sales or marketing, digital analytics

  • Required: Strong Quantitative, Qualitative analytics experience in either a retail or consumer products environment

  • Experience leading or developing processes and projects to drive improvement, sales, profitability, or other key KPI’s in supporting initiatives

  • Experience with pricing analytics, econometrics, and/or market research

  • Skill set that includes presentation, communication, leadership, and cross functional collaboration in fast paced team environment

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.
  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.