Director, Distribution in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/2/2019

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 Distribution Director who will join our Distribution 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

This position leads the lawn, garden and controls 3PL and internal distribution network for Scotts Miracle-Gro brands. This position has direct responsibility for all service and financial metrics within this distribution network.  Responsibilities include analysis of warehouse and carrier performance, capacity planning, shipment execution, and provider/carrier collaboration, including contract management. Lastly, this position understands and promotes a safe and compliant warehouse operations and ensures freedom to operate through the enforcement of Standard Operating Procedures, company policy, all legal/regulatory considerations, and company/regional Safety and Quality procedures.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Relationship owner between the 3PL warehouse and transportation providers and all Scotts corporate business partners (BDT’s Purchasing, Customer Service, Sales) to promote exceptional service to customers while maintaining efficient distribution operations.

  • Maintain all contracts, including annual renewals and any changes associated with SC operational changes year over year.

  • Leader to drive game changing solutions within the warehouse network.

  • Responsible all performance metrics within network for inventory management and control.  This also annual physical inventories, cycle counts, internal audits, etc.

  • Evaluates historical inventory data and collaborates with purchasing and finance to maximize cash flow opportunities.

  • Fosters a team environment and engages providers to drive superior performance. 

  • Provides support for warehousing network changes, system installations, new product launches, product transitions, and acquisitions

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, supply chain management, operations, finance or other related degree.

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of distribution/warehouse operations or logistics analytics 

  • Analytical experience and knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures within a manufacturing CPG company and general knowledge of retail business a plus.

  • Exposure to compliance and safety requirements associated with the management of a warehouse operation.

  • Ability to engage and collaborate with 3PL provider leadership to help deliver outstanding customer service.

  • Strong business acumen, with a solid record of leading change and delivering results.

  • Flexibility to accommodate 35%+- travel is required based on business need.

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: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

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

  • Unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous holiday and vacation days.

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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.