Purchasing Specialist in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/9/2019

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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’re looking for a Procurement Specialist to drive efficiencies in existing support processes and manage low risk categories in our Marysville, Ohio Headquarters!

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Procurement Specialist for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you will have responsibility for some Procurement support activities and also category and supplier management to drive savings and change in our business.

In this role you will:

  • Fully own and manage raw material/packaging categories of approx. $5-10M
  • Conduct supplier negotiations, bids, renewals to deliver annual awards
  • Demonstrate deep market understanding for owned categories
  • Deliver annual savings, efficiency, and cash targets to improve business position
  • Lead suppliers, with legal support, through SMG contracting process to ensure that all partners have signed NDA, MSA, and SLEA in place
  • Manage supply partners through the Supplier Relationship Management process
  • Develop sourcing strategies for owned categories
  • Complete the contract management process for Raw Materials/Packaging Procurement team, finding efficiencies to streamline and automate: Create SAP contracts, complete quarterly contract pricing updates, contract quantity true-ups.
  • Support the Procurement team in Ariba events
  • Act as a participant on cross functional project teams
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders: Quality, Planning, R&D, Brand to drive innovation and savings projects
  • Complete detailed category spend analysis projects
  • Complete analysis and report out on MPV analysis
  • Act at project management lead on inventory reduction, savings & productivity, DPO, and others to be assigned
  • Provide sourcing and sampling support for new materials
  • Coordinate the sample management program for new materials
  • Support in strategy development work in the Raw Materials/Packaging areas
  • Develop new procurement reports as necessary
  • Ensure on-time payments to suppliers by working with A/P to resolve invoice and PO issues
  • Support Procurement Managers with invoice resolution


The perfect person will have:

  • 1-5 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or business analytics
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A passion for problem solving
  • A proven history of delivering results
  • Experience in SAP and Ariba
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • The ability to work with a wide range of internal stakeholders at all levels of the Scotts Miracle-Gro organization
  • Undergraduate degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related area of study.


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? 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.

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