Manager, M&A Integration Lead in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/23/2021

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 are looking to recruit an experienced Manager, M&A Integration Lead who will join our Strategy Team.

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 Manager, M&A Integration Lead will deliver value to Scotts Miracle-Gro by leading key company initiatives and delivering measurable results.  This Manager will have a wide range of responsibilities with a main focus on leading cross-functional teams to successfully integrate mergers & acquisitions, some of the Company’s top strategic initiatives, including performing post-transaction analyses to ensure value-creation delivery.  Other responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, facilitating strategic planning processes, conducting market and competitive research (including field research), analyzing data and building market models, summarizing results in a clear and concise manner, and managing and developing high performing teams.


This is a key role in our Strategy Team, and we are looking for a high-performing, experienced candidate who can make a significant and immediate contribution to the team and thrive in a dynamic environment. 

In this role you will:


  • Manage cross-functional project teams, with a key focus on coordinating transaction related due diligence and integration activities  

  • Effectively plan and facilitate meetings to reach conclusions/consensus.  Monitor projects and solve problems to keep projects moving forward

  • Identify and track risks, actions, issues, decisions, dependencies, and synergies to ensure successful diligence and integration

  • Develop or enhance playbooks for future M&A activities.  Build key success metrics to evaluate the impact of various projects, improvements, and services

  • Lead a wide range of high visibility projects in order to answer urgent strategic questions from C-level executives

  • Collaborate with a team of high performers to complete both ad hoc projects and recurring market and competitive research tasks

  • Work with senior executives and the business units to identify and define initiatives that support the corporate / business unit strategy

  • Provide strategic input and contribute to the design and integration of potential corporate development opportunities

  • Create presentations to effectively communicate the status and results of the team’s due diligence and integration activities to both project teams and senior executives

  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training, and support to team members to develop a solid pipeline of succession candidates



The perfect candidate will have:

  • 5+ years relevant work experience with 2-3 years experience in diligence coordination and post-merger integration working for a management/strategic consulting firm, investment banker, or for a strategy team of a highly acquisitive organization

  • Self-motivation, solid organizational skills, strong quantitative, spreadsheet, and presentation ability, and an “above and beyond” attitude to meet deadlines and deliver impeccable results

  • Proven success in leading cross-functional teams in a high paced environment

  • Solid track record executing at a high level as an individual contributor and then holding positions of increasing responsibility in leading and managing the following areas:

    • Project Management - demonstrated experience organizing, planning, and managing high-priority projects from concept through implementation, specifically around M&A

    • Strategic Planning - ability to think strategically and plan effectively including experience in developing integration strategies and plans

    • Stakeholder Communication - superior verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build presentations to communicate complex topics in straightforward terms.  Strong presence, poise, and persuasiveness to quickly establish a high level of credibility at all levels

  • A desire and comfort in working in a changing, fluid, and often ambiguous environment

  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines

  • IQ/EQ balance that will enable growth into senior roles

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, open work environment

  • Advanced degree such as an MBA a plus

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 five employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee’s Network, Scotts Veteran’s Network, Scotts Young Professionals, and Scotts Pride Network: GroPride.

  • Generous holiday and vacation days.

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. 

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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.