Fleet Manager in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/4/2021

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’re looking for a Fleet Manager to join our team based at our headquarters in Maryville, Ohio. This will be a remote role with some travel and the ability to be in the Marysville office a few days a week if/when needed.

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Fleet Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro. We have created a private fleet of Scotts drivers and you will be an integral part of hiring, managing and building the team.  On a day-to-day basis, you will lead a team that comprises 80 - 100 drivers and ensure we meet internal and external customers expectations.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Develop strategies to grow the fleet operation and partner with key stakeholders across the business to support key supply chain initiatives

  • Responsible for the procurement and management of the fleet equipment including establishing key partnerships to ensure safe operations of fleet and maintenance of equipment

  • Provide thought leadership on the necessary systems and processes required to manage fleet effectively including ELD and Routing Software necessary to operate effectively

  • Manage SMGM Fleet Operation performance and take proper corrective action as needed.

  • Manage key performance indicators ensuring optimum driver/unit performance to include driver turnover, revenue per mile, tractor/trailer utilization and reduction of empty miles.

  • Build positive relationships with dispatchers and drivers to best maximize retention levels and increase on-time delivery percentages.

  • Manage the transportation budget and monthly forecast.

  • Provide support and tools necessary to aid in execution of all freight movements.

  • Foster a safe working environment in total compliance with all regulations as it relates to DOT and FMSCA.

  • Travel expectations as needed (approx. 10-15%) 

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.

  • 7-10 years of experience in operations and logistics.

  • Experience managing a multi-site private / dedicated fleet. -preferably in consumer products/produce

  • Demonstrated people and leadership skills with a record of achieving positive business results.

  • Ability to develop holistic strategies to unlock new opportunities to support the business to lower transportation costs and improve service  

  • Effective communication, coaching, facilitation, presentation and team building skills.

  • Experience with safety and employee development training programs.

  • Proven success in problem resolution.

  • Ability to work effectively with internal teams and external partners to achieve common goals.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high intensity environment.

Some other nice to have’s:

  • TMS/SAP/ ELD experience.

  • Experience with ELD systems (ie - Geotab)

What we do for our associates (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.

  • 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.

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.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law