Quality Sr. Lead in Temecula, CA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/2/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Temecula, CA
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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. ​

Plan, direct, and oversee auditing activities of the Quality Department.  Assess skills of Quality Auditors and monitor performance to appropriate levels.

Monitor compliance of Quality Metrics and KPIs. Focus on continuous improvement of Quality Systems. Prepare materials, coordinate and deliver training.

Collaborates with Quality Supervisor in execution of technical projects engaging relevant departments to maintain and improve product quality.  Other tasks as assigned.

Auditing Activities

  • Direct activities of the Quality Assurance Auditors to ensure compliance with business needs and requirements of the Quality Systems.
  • Ensure the provision of a safe work environment for associates by confirming the adherence to safety policies, assessing and eliminating hazards, and conducting timely accident/incident investigations, including the implementation of corrective action to prevent future similar accidents.
  • Recommend development plans for Quality Auditors.
  • Complete required data entry in SAP and iAuditor and administer timekeeping of assigned associates.

Quality Issues

  • Monitor investigations, communications, tracking and documentation of quality issues (e.g.: lot number tracking, counts, start & end dates, finished good recalls). 
  • Monitor hold-for-inspection (HFI) activities.  Ensure HFI entries are complete and accurate, and that materials are dispositioned and processed in a timely manner.  Hold periodic Material Review Board Meetings.
  • Monitor scrap.  Take estimates and communicate daily findings.
  • Monitor QM SAP activities.  Works with Quality Supervisor to manage internal and external corrective action requests, vendor notifications, internal notifications, and waivers (ZV, ZS & ZW).
  • Generate and submit periodic reports (FPY, HFI, Scrap).
  • Participate in the regular meetings as required.


  • Prepare and translate training materials.  Prepare sign-in records, deliver or delegate training in English & Spanish and track attendance.

Documentation, Data & Records

  • Track record retention and keep version control of quality documentation.
  • Manage quality related internal databases (Deviations, First Pass Yield, Test Trial Evaluations, Hold for Inspection, Vendor Incidents, Internal Incidents).


Associate's degree required or equivalent work experience.


Two years experience working in a quality and three years of experience in fast pace manufacturing.



Familiarity with Quality Systems, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action Implementation.  Able to communicate to different departments on various subjects.

Skills and Abilities:  

  • Must solve problems in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must teach, direct and motivate associates. 

  • Must be able to react positively to feedback.

  • Must lead and communicate clearly verbally and in writing.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish is required.

  • Must possess strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and Google Suite.

  • Familiarity with iAuditor or equivalent QA system, SAP experience is preferred but not required.

  • Must have ability to lift 35 pounds, walk and stand for extended periods.

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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.