Buyer, Indirect Purchasing in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/12/2020

Job Snapshot

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 an Buyer, Indirect Procurement  who will join our Supply Chain team.  

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

The Buyer, Indirect Purchasing is responsible for aiding in sourcing activities for various areas of Indirect Procurement which may include Temp Labor, Marketing, Consulting, Travel, IT and HR. This Buyer Role will support the team with tactical procurement work and category projects as assigned.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Sourcing projects which may include market analysis, RFX process, negotiations, contract initiation, and contract management.

  • Develop strong relationships with internal Business partners and other stakeholders, ensuring that Procurement offers support as needed.

  • Help drive cost-saving initiatives to align with company goals

  • Identify and gain alignment to pursue new savings or value add opportunities

  • Assist in Contract Renewals and help to increase the percentage of Spend Under Management (SUM)

  • Participate in internal demand management and partner with suppliers to add value and achieve continuous improvement

  • Complete analysis that supports assigned projects assessing industry factors, financial impact, risk and overall business decision, outlining the strength of the opportunity

  • Be able to determine total cost of ownership for products and services procured

  • Demonstrate a bias toward action and ability to work autonomously

  • PO creation, Vendor review/approval, and PO reconciliation as needed

  • Demonstrate an ability to have a sense of urgency when needed and know how to escalate internal when required

  • Travel as business needs dictate (limited)

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • BS or BA in Procurement, Supply Chain or other business- related field

  • 2-3 years’ relevant procurement experience

  • Business experience with one or more targeted products/services

  • Negotiation skills

  • Analytical thought process

  • Team player with the ability to work cross functionally

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and GSuite a plus)

  • Experience working within indirect procurement, a plus

  • Experience working for a consumed packaging company, a plus

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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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.