Director, Human Resources in Portland, OR at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

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. ​

The Human Resources Director  will support the Vancouver, WA corporate office and manufacturing facilities .  

This position requires an intellectually curious leader, with high emotional intelligence, a strong sense of urgency, and a passion for finding creative solutions to business problems while maintaining continuity with standard practices and processes.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate leadership and guidance through coaching, counseling and problem solving with operation leaders, front line managers, and associates

  • Drive talent growth initiatives including personalized development of high potentials and emerging leaders through facilitating talent planning, succession readiness and utilization of performance management tools

  • Serve as an advisor to the leadership team by providing insight, coaching and HR-related solutions to business leaders in the effective management and development of their people and their organization

  • Provides HR guidance and leadership on policy interpretation, performance management, and compliance with state and federal laws

  • Effectively manage associate relations issues, including conducting workplace investigations

  • Partner with HR specialty groups to ensure strategic and tactical HR programs are executed flawlessly to drive talent growth

  • Provide talent related processes that build capability in our field leaders including recruiting, talent development, onboarding, performance management, culture, reward and recognition

  • Support the hourly recruiting life-cycle by identifying, interviewing and onboarding the hourly workforce.

  • Drive a positive culture that creates an inspiring associate experience

  • Champion the annual performance and compensation planning process to recognize and reward associates

  • Partner with HR process owners and business leaders to support the business integration plan over the next 24 months


  • Seven to ten years of experience as a Human Resources Generalist in a fast-paced multi-site environment preferably a supply chain/manufacturing business unit

  • Bachelor’s degree required, or relevant experience

  • Ability to speak English and Spanish preferred

  • Estimated travel 30% of the time, which includes overnight travel

  • Demonstrated strong judgment and proven ability to diagnose issues, drawing on both professional experience and strategic thinking skills to drive appropriate solutions with self-initiative

  • Strong business acumen and ability to work well across different functions in order to develop and integrate HR and business strategies

  • Strong Talent Management capability in leveraging talent lifecycle fundamentals to grow individual and team performance to achieve company goals, and support company priorities

  • Intellectual curiosity with innate desire to learn how things work

  • Energized by high change environments and is comfortable with ambiguity

  • A high level of ownership, accountability, and sense of urgency

  • Approachable demeanor, but willing to stand up for what he/she believes in

  • Proven, creative problem solver with both breadth and depth of experience across the HR function

  • Must be relocatable

Salary: Excellent compensation and benefits package, sign on bonus provided upon successful background check and hire

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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.