VP, Supply Chain Finance in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/25/2021

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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. ​

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the VP of Finance Global Supply Chain is responsible for partnering with leaders to ensure Scotts Miracle-Gro is achieving business results and developing strategic plans to ensure our future success.  This role provides financial support for supply planning, demand planning, inventory planning, purchasing, manufacturing and distribution across the enterprise.  The VP, Global Supply Chain Finance leads the process of setting business targets and monitoring business performance, advises on the financial consequences of major decisions, leads the process of reporting financial and managerial data, and makes recommendations targeted at improving and safeguarding financial results.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide specialist advice to the leadership team to guide the implementation of policy and the design and implementation of projects and change initiatives.

  • Lead the development of policies, procedures, and related guidelines for the supply chain finance function, ensuring integration with the broader corporate policy framework and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Set, and lead the delivery of, business performance objectives for the supply chain finance function; hold direct reports accountable for achievement of business plans.

  • Identify and manage stakeholders, finding out their needs/ issues/concerns and reacting by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions.

  • Ensure the supply chain finance strategy is implemented with a focus on enterprise alignment and integration.

  • Lead strategic risk modeling and scenario planning for business-critical decisions to support business strategy and to identify and mitigate risk in line with the risk appetite. Advise on strategic modeling of risk scenarios to comply with the risk appetite.

  • Develop a diverse pipeline of talent. Ensure the right leaders are in the right roles.



Competencies Required:

  • Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies. For example, keeps business strategies up to date to address evolving dynamics in the market and organization. Leverages key differentiators in the market. Aligns the strategies of different business units to address long term opportunities.

  • Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. For example, ensures that the team understands and discusses relevant industry changes. Gives strong messages about how people's efforts make a difference to the broader organization. 

  • Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, sees the systematic elements of issues' the major connections, linkages, and interdependencies. Ensures the organization has reliable ways to gather needed information. 

  • Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. For example, builds a team with an exemplary reputation for reliability and for meeting even difficult commitments. Builds trust among people and groups by ensuring honest and up-front communication; maintains transparency.

  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. For example, encourages coworkers and external partners to work together as a team, and makes sure they get credit for doing so. Encourages people to share their honest views, responds in a non-defensive way when they do.

  • Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics. For example, appreciates the main elements of the organizational culture and politics; gives others advice on how to operate effectively. Brings initiatives to the attention of those who can act as champions and advocates. 

  • Interprets and applies key financial indicators to make better business decisions. For example, uses sophisticated analysis and modeling to determine the returns and risks associated with investments; consistently makes wise choices in this area. Creates systems to gain a clear and accurate picture of organizational performance.

  • Builds strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. For example, mentors others on how to build effective teams; takes actions to correct dysfunctional teams. Ensures that the team has the right mix of skills; leverages individual strengths effectively

  • Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals. For example, builds long-term succession for key roles. Builds a learning culture in the team; uses teachable situations to offer insightful coaching. Recommends and facilitates activities and assignments that help people grow. 

  • Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. For example, creates a feeling of energy and an emphasis on excellence in the team, using productive behaviors. Builds a strong sense of urgency to exceed goals and beat deadlines. Ensures that the team pushes through obstacles and establishes a superior track record.

  • Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. For example, engages diverse groups by communicating in a way that matches each group's preferences. Listens carefully and probes beneath the surface to gain richer insight on others' views.


Minimum Qualifications: 

Education level: Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or related discipline.

  • CPA required

  • 10+ years' total experience in finance and accounting

  • 7+ years' experience in a management role in finance and accounting

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. 

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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.