Quality Supervisor in Temecula, CA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/11/2021

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. ​

We are looking for a Quality Supervisor who will join our Research & Development team in Temecula, CA.

The Quality Supervisor is responsible for overseeing quality and driving continuous improvement for our Temecula, CA manufacturing operations. The Quality and Supervisor has 3-shift operation responsibility executing the Scotts Quality Management System, supervising the Temecula Metrology Lab, addressing and resolving quality issues, driving continuous improvement, and ensuring all products meet specifications prior to release for shipment. The Quality Supervisor reports into corporate quality, but also acts as an extended member of the Temecula plant leadership team.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Monitor compliance for manufacturing plants against relevant regulations and the Scotts Quality Management System (in-process testing, product analysis, etc.). Develop action plans to address any gaps through implementation or refinement of operating procedures.

  • Develop and implement quality and continuous improvement projects for the Temecula manufacturing site.

  • Lead a team of up to 15 associates. Review current skill sets/determine developmental needs of direct reports to maintain a technically competent staff.

  • Identify, design, and implement innovative continuous improvement initiatives to improve plant production efficiencies.

  • Provide support to the manufacturing operation performing complex engineering work including calculations, preparation of specifications, equipment selection, economic analysis, appropriation requests, and contractor bidding

  • Champion efforts to drive out manufacturing variation by analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and leading implementation of appropriate short and long-term solutions

  • Participate in development and prioritization of capital requests and lead specific assigned projects

  • Create and deliver training to develop continuous improvement skills at all levels of the organization

  • Document internal and vendor related quality issues and work to define root cause and corrective actions that eliminate recurrence.  

  • Define the costs of poor quality and develop solutions to reduce them.

  • Review SAP QM data, QINs, and Voice of the Consumer data to identify issues and opportunities for improvement.

  • Coordinate and assist in the completion of production trials.

  • Manage the quality assurance activities of the Metrology Lab and that analytical equipment is properly maintained, capable of supporting plant operations, and has records up to date and in compliance with Corporate, State, and Federal Regulatory Requirements

  • Ensure that safe practices, operating guidelines, and standard operating procedures are adhered to.

  • Provide work products that are accurate, complete and appropriate to the target audience.

  • Ensure proficient and timely communication of data to business partners. 


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge and expertise in quality management and operation excellence.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role with a focus on experience in a manufacturing setting.  Injection molding experience preferred. 

  • Recognized technical abilities and practical experience with strong capabilities in the following areas:

  • Self-motivated, results-oriented and ability to build productive relationships.

  • Ability to work in an ambiguous and fast paced environment.

  • Theory/functionality of manufacturing systems and unit operations

  • Continuous improvement techniques (Lean, TPM, Root Cause Analysis, Quick Changeover/SMED, Process

  • Statistics and analytical methods, Process measurement and control

  • Change management

  • Demonstrated leadership experience managing multiple continuous improvement projects in a collaborative environment

  • Exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships across a network of sites and corporate support functions

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communications, organization, resource management, and technology utilization skills

  • Proven ability to handle changing priorities while maintaining a sense of urgency

  • Strong business acumen, with a solid record of leading change and delivering results 

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones)

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350) 

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

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. 

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.