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Manager, Project in Yaphank, NY at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/10/2019

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family!

We’re looking for a Manufacturing Project Manager to support our network of mulch and soil production facilities!

The Manufacturing Project Manager is responsible for the planning, execution, supervision, and reporting of the most challenging key projects for Supply Chain that provide major cost savings and/or drive company growth initiatives. Key focus of the Manufacturing Project Manager is to deliver the manufacturing capability required to support product commercialization initiatives for the Category Team.  Activities range from generation of project scope, timeline, technology selection, bid documents, supervision, startup, and project closeout. The Manufacturing Project Manager will work with Category Project and Functional Managers in achieving alignment on project goals and milestones as the key contact with the executional staffs of the Process/Formulation, Packaging/Durables, Marketing, QA, Regulatory groups, and Facility Leadership Teams. The Manufacturing Project Engineer provides coaching and mentoring to other project managers/engineers.

In this role, you may be located at our world headquarters or one of our 40+ manufacturing facilities across the country. This role requires varying amounts of travel up to 60% of your time on average. The good news, however, is that you will be in control of your travel schedule and have ownership over the projects that you complete.

In this role you will:

  • Generate a plan and timeline to commercialize the technology (e.g., packaging, production, distribution, capitalization), ensure system readiness, and define resource scheduling in order to meet project objectives.

  • Manage the project costs (e.g., required resources, installation materials) that roll up into the overall commercialization project cost, in order to control costs against budget, and to ensure that assets are properly capitalized upon project closeout.

  • Communicate project status and results in biweekly written technical reports and periodic oral presentations to Senior Leadership, Operations, and the Brand Teams.

  • Verify final design with customers and internal stakeholders to gain their buy-in, in order to assure final product (e.g., equipment, package) meets customer/stakeholder specifications, regulatory, trademark requirements and business objectives.

  • Transfer the technology (e.g., updated documentation, design package, business case, intellectual property) into an operating business unit(s) for the purpose of initiating maintenance and continuously improving the equipment asset and technology.

  • Prepare documents(s) (e.g., project proposal, strategic project brief, project charter, project scope, product specifications) in order to define a project, establish expectations, and gain support.

The perfect person will have:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil)

  • 5-10 years experience in process or product development, including planning, execution, and management of highly visible projects.

  • Experience with both liquid and solid chemical processes.

  • History of team-oriented problem solving in a manufacturing environment.

  • This position could be filled at the Manager or Engineer level depending on the experience of the candidate.                                               

  • Manufacturing Processes: Knowledge of basic manufacturing and assembly

  • processes; includes understanding how design changes will affect these

  • processes with regard to lead time, resource requirements, acquisition

  • cost and tooling cost. Knowledge of material handling processes for

  • moving materials/products throughout the manufacturing and distribution

  • process.

  • Proven track record in the application of fundamental engineering principles.

Some other nice to haves:

  • Ability to use current PC-based software (e.g., Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, Project, etc.)

  • Familiarity with methods and software for experimental design and statistical data analysis.

  • History of excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills -- Team player; communication; leadership.

  • Ability to develop conceptual Process Flowsheets (PFDs) and Equipment Diagrams and assist R&D and Operations staff with preparation and evaluation of P&IDs.

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with discounted generic prescriptions and wellness incentive program.

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.

  • 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 vacation day policy.

  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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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