Plant Manager in Geismar, LA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/28/2022

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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. ​

If you enjoy “running your own show” in a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Plant Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you can be involved with financial, safety, associate development, quality and customer service in the Geismar, LA plant and want you to have the autonomy to make key decisions which will directly affect the overall performance of the facility.

At the Geismar plant you will oversee the manufacturing, production and distribution of our mulch and soil products and directly manage 2 supervisory and managerial employees, as well as 30-40 full-time and temporary hourly associates. What we need out of you is the ability to own the P&L of your facility and also roll up your sleeves and get dirty out on the production floor from time-to-time.

In this role you will:

  • Establish plant short and long-range strategic operating objectives. Oversee plant operations including production, field, warehouse, shipping and receiving, maintenance and office management; ensures compliance with federal and state regulations; monitors and enforces quality control standards; forecasts and schedules production; develops and/or approves all plant operating policies.
  • Direct, manage and develop supervisory personnel to ensure efficient and safe operation of the plant.
  • Establish, communicate, implement and enforce safety programs and procedures.
  • Establish and monitor plant operating budget; prepares and analyzes profit and loss statements; identifies and implements improvements to positively affect profitability. Recommends purchase of all capital equipment and plant expansion.
  • Identify all possible sources of raw material while monitoring quality and cost effectiveness; negotiate supplier and vendor contracts and ensures the quality of all purchased supplies and services.
  • Establish and monitor plant compensation levels to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness; reviews subordinate recommendations for salary adjustments of lower level supervisory, office and hourly personnel.
  • Foster and maintain a high level of customer service through on-time deliveries, responsiveness to customer needs and ensuring that the quality of the shipped product meets all customer quality requirements.
  • Communicate with other plant managers to share ideas and resources. Works with Director of Regional Operations, salespeople and corporate office personnel to ensure efficient operation of plant.
  • Develop and maintain positive community relations: participates in community activities and/or organizations to promote good will and a positive company image.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (highly preferred), Supply Chain or other related field
  • Minimum 5 years of overall manufacturing experience in a leadership role, including responsibility for P&L, safety, quality, associate development, production, and financial and inventory management
  • Track record of building a high-performing team to succeed in a demanding, fast-moving, and growth-oriented atmosphere
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with a proven record of building strong relationships and collaborating with frontline associates through senior company leaders
  • Keen business acumen and attention to detail with a solid record of leading change and delivering superior safety and business results
  • Working knowledge of all facets of manufacturing including continuous improvement, team building, safety, associate relations, quality, customer service, purchasing, distribution, marketing and financials.

Here at ScottsMiracle-Gro, we believe providing an enriching and engaging employee experience is what sets us apart from other organizations. We recognize our employees are so much more than just their job title so we offer programs and benefits that support them in all aspects of their lives. Wondering how we do it? Below is a glimpse of our highlight reel…

  • Our Live Total Health program provides you with options to align to your personal needs.  Selections range from medical, dental and vision coverage for you, your spouse/domestic partner and dependents to an outstanding wellness reimbursement program to an unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) as well as a 15% discount on company stock and much more

  • We know our talent is our most precious asset and your unique development contributes to our organization’s success now and in the future.  Career growth at our company is not always a ladder.  It’s much more like a rock climbing adventure.  Grow through exploration and experiences rather than a predictable linear path.

  • We value the importance of family. We provide access to Maven Family Planning and up to $30,000 to accommodate for adoption, fertility and surrogacy.

  • Be part of something bigger by joining one of our Employee Resource Groups focusing on diversity and inclusion, family, education and sustainability: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employees’ Network, Scotts Veterans’ Network, Scotts Young Professionals, Scotts Pride Network (GroPride), Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), Scotts Family TREE and our Associate Boards.

  • Join a company with a strong belief in giving back to the communities where we live and work.  We have a shared passion for service and volunteerism and believe participating in community service benefits our communities and strengthens our team. 

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent communities.

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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