Director of Manufacturing Operations in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/19/2019

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 Director of Manufacturing Operations, who will lead our largest fertilizer and seed product manufacturing plant. This facility is our highest profile plant, located next to our global headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

If you’re a visionary, thrive off of making things better, and find joy in leading people, then you will fit in well as the Director to oversee our flagship production facility. This facility is the pride and joy of our business, and is frequently trafficked by executives all the way up to the CEO. On a day-to-day basis you will manage all aspects of the plant and will be expected to take our already prominent production site to the next level.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Oversee plant operations including production, packaging, engineering, maintenance, warehousing, shipping, and receiving.

  • Directly lead a team of 23 salaried and 350-400 hourly and seasonal associates, with a dotted line responsibility for Quality, EH&S, and Finance.

  • Establish short and long-term strategic operating objectives that drive margin improvements.

  • Identify and execute continuous improvement initiatives to drive value and improve the bottom line.

  • Develop operating budgets, capital plans, and cash flow budgets that support company initiatives.

  • Ensure company safety programs are best-in-class and part of the Scotts culture.

  • Assist Sales and Marketing in new product development and promotional strategies.

  • Track and improve key performance areas such as safety, quality, financial, and customer service.  

  • Develop and maintain positive community relations: participate in community activities and organizations to promote good will and a positive company image.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree focused in Engineering (highly preferred), Supply Chain, Manufacturing or other related field.

  • Minimum 7-10 years overall manufacturing experience with a focus on budgetary, capital planning, P&L responsibilities, continuous improvement, purchasing, distribution, associate development, and safety.  

  • Experience managing a large production facility with hundreds of direct or indirect reports.

  • A track record of developing long term strategic initiatives across multiple business functions.

  • Political savviness and the ability to interact with associates ranging from an hourly operator all the way up to the CEO.

  • Exceptional communication skills and a passion for leading people.

  • Personal drive, and focus on continuous improvement.

What we do for our associates (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.