Deployment / Allocation Analyst, Planning in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/14/2021

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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. ​

We are looking for a Deployment Analyst who will join our Planning team. You could be located virtually, or if you prefer an in-office role, we have offices located in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR area) as well as Marysville, OH (Columbus, OH area). The Deployment team is responsible for balancing and optimizing inventory across our network of Distribution Centers and Manufacturing Plants. Our Deployment Analyst partners cross-functionally to execute inventory strategies on a day to day basis to support growth, profitability and superior service to our customers through flawless execution.

Every day you will:

  • Work with internal partners to drive accurate and timely execution of inventory allocation strategies

  • Provide standardized reporting and ad hoc analysis to support strategic business decisions

  • Develop an understanding of the product portfolio and regional selling differences and their impact on the inventory strategy

  • Be a vocal cross-functional contributor as inventory strategies come to life – ensure the Deployment team’s point-of-view is heard and obstacles are identified and overcome

  • Bring creative solutions to improve processes and work with leadership to define new processes where required

  • Monitor timeliness of shipments, and work with production sites, carriers, and warehouses to ensure on-time arrival

  • Review daily inventory levels at warehouses against customer orders and demand to proactively address service issues and rebalance inventory as needed

  • Key metrics for this role include customer order fill rate (service), inventory turns, and distribution/transportation costs

To thrive in this role you must:

  • 2+ years in Allocation or Analytical role

  • Possess passion and curiosity

  • Be a self-starter and be comfortable operating when the path has not been clearly defined

  • Have a bias for action while being comfortable challenging the status quo

  • Provide flawless execution

  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities

  • The ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of cross-functional partners

  • Basic understanding of financial metrics and their impact on profitability

  • Analyze and manipulate data within Excel and Tableau to provide ad hoc analysis and recommendations

What makes this role unique from others:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll have the ability to define processes and procedures on the newly formed Deployment team

  • Work for the leading company in the high growth Hydroponic Gardening space

  • Extremely collaborative work environment with the opportunity to develop knowledge and partnerships across a broad range of internal customers

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

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

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

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

  • 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, GroPride Network, and

  • Scotts Young Professionals.

  • 13 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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.


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