HR Project Manager in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

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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 HR Project Manager who will join our Scotts Miracle-Gro 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

The Human Resources Project Manager will report to the Director of Solutions and People Analytics, HR and will serve as the subject matter expert providing coordination and completion of Human Resource projects on time, within scope, and within budget. This role provides a broad scope of services to support the execution of such projects. This role will assist in compiling project budgets and teams, partnering with COE teams and the technical team on meetings to understand project requirements, helping determine project milestones, assigning responsibilities to owners, assessing project risks and mitigations, and monitoring, summarizing, and reporting on progress of projects. The role will work with other HR functional areas and Scotts business units to accomplish work initiatives.

What you’ll do in this role:

● Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.

● Develop comprehensive project plans that merge stakeholder requirements with organizational goals and coordinate appropriate team members during all project phases, from initial development through implementation including schedules, dependencies, critical paths, and other required project collateral.

● Review proposed modifications on project plans, including meeting with appropriate stakeholders to approve and implement beneficial changes.

● Review proposed modifications with regard to project budget, including scope changes and obtain alignment with the appropriate stakeholders on any budget increases.

● Lead project team members to ensure collaboration across teams, projects and programs.

● Monitor project progress continuously and create detailed scheduled reports on measurable items, such as milestones, deliverables and budget.

● Communicate proactively with all team members and stakeholders to identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.

● Assist in the process of acquisition of supplemental resources and materials as needed before and during projects by talking with team members and stakeholders.

● Anticipate details of future projects by communicating directly with stakeholders and staying informed of relevant trends and industry news.

● Contribute to the improvement and modernization of program and project management practices, tools and processes.

What you’ll need to be successful:

● Hands-on experience in project management, program management and/or release management working on software or technology platform projects.

● Creativity in discovering actionable results and ability to succeed in a collaborative, fast-paced, global environment.

● Ability to be an influential member of a highly-integrated and cross-functional team composed of both technical and non-technical members.

● Deeply curious about business, highly motivated to have an impact on prospects/customers, and broadly interested in leveraging technology to solve business problems.

● Ability to accurately collect information in order to understand and assess the customers’ needs and situation

● Excellent communication and collaboration skills, ability to establish strong relationships with all levels of an organization and flex communication style to the specific audience.

● Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with HR Business Partners and end-users

● Strong attention to detail

● Ability to prioritize workload and provide timely follow-up and resolution

● Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

Education & Experience:

● Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Human Resources or equivalent experience

● Two or more years of applicable project management experience

● PMP, Certified Scrum Master, or equivalent professional certification preferred

● HR functional experience preferred

● HR applications experience preferred

● Workday experience a plus

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.

Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

13 paid holidays and 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 and GroPride Network, 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.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu 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.