Finance Director - Pricing & Trade in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 8/28/2021

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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 Director, Pricing & Trade Finance who will join our Finance team in Marysville, Ohio.

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

The  Director, Pricing & Trade Finance provides financial support and strategic direction to our North America Consumer organization focusing on our pricing and promotions.  This position reports to the VP, North America Finance and manages a team of six to eight associates.


What you’ll do in this role:

  • Lead and direct pricing strategy formulation and take necessary pricing actions to enhance profitability

  • Track market trends and keep up to date on prices set by competitors

  • Monitor retail pricing across customers to identify and troubleshoot anomalies

  • Understand price elasticity of our products and make suggestions on retail price changes, channel deconflict activities, and other pricing policies 

  • Track & analyze the impact of promotional activity; utilize results to influence future plans 

  • Oversee all pricing in the ERP system to ensure integrity and accuracy

  • Collaborate with Sales and Finance to track and forecast all trade (rebates, promotions, etc.)

  • Streamline and automate team processes to allow for more flexibility and effort towards value added activities


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Education: BS in Finance or Accounting. MBA/graduate degree preferred.

  • Experience: 10+ years of post-undergraduate work in various finance or analytical roles required. Demonstrated record of increased responsibility, analytical problem solving, leading teams and effective communication.

  • Solid understanding of financial and accounting principles.

  • Prior experience should include solid exposure to managing pricing processes and implementing pricing initiatives. 

  • Must be able to work independently and manage a team.

  • Strong Excel & PowerPoint skills required.

  • Ability to develop clear presentations based upon data analysis.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required as this position regularly interfaces with senior management.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Must be able to work with little direction and to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment with sales, marketing and finance.


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%) and 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. 

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

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

  • 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), and Scotts Young Professionals.

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.

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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.


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