Director, Business Communications in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/30/2021

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. ​

We are looking for a Director of Business Communications who will join our Corporate Affairs team in Marysville, OH.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

What you will do in this role: 

This is a senior writing communications position on the Corporate Affairs team.  Reporting to VP of Corporate Affairs and Communication Services, you will work closely with executives and teams across the enterprise including finance, investor relations, legal, government relations and marketing. The role requires creativity, the ability to change course quickly and perform in fast paced situations. Experience in a wide range of writing styles including speech writing, strong strategic thinking and an understanding of current events are must haves. 

  • You will partner directly with members of the executive team on leadership communications, advising on messaging, and effectively driving business narrative across internal and external communications.

  • Produce compelling and tailored speeches, features, talking points and other communication material.

  • You will lead communications in conjunction with the EVP of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations for quarterly earnings announcements, other important company business and financial-related events and announcements, including Investor Days.

  • Lead the production of the Company’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report and ESG narrative.

  • Contribute to reputation building initiatives and help to provide compelling, thoughtful and relevant leadership communications that address public issues impacting the company and its executives.

  • Work with many teams inside the organization including finance, investor relations, legal, government relations, and others.

  • Develop written materials that may include company messaging and statements, press releases, communications plans, FAQs, and other collateral

  • Help to provide a compelling voice and additional senior leaders as appropriate, lead in the development of their key communications messages. 

  • Review, edit and rewrite written material required by team members as needed.

  • Ability to understand the requirements of various teams and convey “the client’s” key messages adequately and appropriately through effective use of language

  • Efficiently manage deadline-oriented work while contributing to the development of new concepts, techniques or ideas at brainstorming sessions.

What you will need to be successful: 

  • Literature/Journalism/Communications Bachelor’s degree  with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in communications, public relations or journalism, or equivalent work experience.

  • MBA preferred. 

  • Investor Relations communications experience a huge plus.

  • Ability to write and edit speeches in the voice of the presenter.

  • Previous experience as a member of a corporate communications team preferred but not required.

  • Excellent editing, writing and re-writing skills.

  • Able to provide error-free content.

  • Ability to recognize the key messages of internal clients and offer effective ways to convey them to the relevant target audience.

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

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

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%). No waiting period on vesting or match.

  • Discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

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

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

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), TREE (Together Respecting, Empowering, and Encouraging Families) and Scotts Young Professionals

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

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

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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.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law