Technical Manager, Emerging Technology in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 8/6/2020

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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 Technical Manager, Emerging Technology who will join our Information Technology team in Marysville, OH.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

In this position, you will help identify and research emerging technologies in the Information Technology (IT) industry that will enable Scotts Miracle-Gro to address current and future IT opportunities. You will be performing analysis and developing recommendations for technology use and performing proof-of-concept exercises for selected technologies. You will be documenting results and these are used by solution architects and others in making future technology decisions. You will be a member of a highly-collaborative and fast-paced team that is intensely focused on using IT to enable the Scotts Miracle-Gro business to grow and deliver ever-improving products and services to our customers. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Maintain awareness of new technologies and their ability to provide a competitive edge.

  • Produce in-depth documents on key emerging technology topics, including analysis of technology, commercialization, application, and supply chain. These documents will identify the strengths of the new technology, the implications of their use, and cite the appropriate use cases for those technologies.

  • Produce a monthly report summarizing key developments across the emerging technology sector.

  • Look for opportunities to leverage technology to achieve business unit objectives.

  •  Work with stakeholders and project teams to prioritize requirements.

  • Work with stakeholders to perform proof-of-concept exercises with selected new technologies.

  • Contribute short articles for other publications and blog posts.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences.

  • 10 years of progressive experience in the areas of IT including demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills are a critical success factor for this role.

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Ability to consistently and clearly communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences at their respective levels of technology understanding.

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a highly-collaborative team.

  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills to enable consistent and timely delivery of work products.

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

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

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office. Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice! 

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

  • 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.

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.


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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.