Business Analyst in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for a Business Analyst who will join our Business Transformation (IT) 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

Scotts Miracle-Gro established the Business Transformation (BT) group to work with the business to develop plans to align technology and process resources with the business strategy. These plans include continuing efforts to support our base business in leveraging existing technologies and solutions to realize continuous improvements, improve the productivity of our global workforce, address the need for more effective and efficient communication of information, and support for the evolving business model to grow with our "Consumer First" strategy.

This position contributes to the success of the BT group through the governance of communications and organizational change management within the department, as well as governance of project methodology, improvement and management of key processes.

In this role you will:

  • Communications and Organizational Change Management

  • Drive communication and organizational change management efforts for BT.

  • Portfolio Planning and Project Governance

  • Lead and/or consult on communication and organizational change management activities for specific projects/initiatives (e.g., as a formal member of a project team).

  • BT Process Management & Improvement

  • Lead the communication processes and quality of the content of information and distribution of the departmental weekly status report.

  • Service Desk Management

  • Provide leadership oversight for our Outsourced Service Desk team. Serve as the primary liaison between BT and our Outsource provider.

The perfect person will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of communications experience - IT experience a plus.

  • Minimum of 3 years of organizational change management experience - IT experience a plus.

  • Portfolio Planning - experience defining and prioritizing multi-year plans that align with business strategy.

  • Business Process Transformation - minimum 3 years experience in business process design and improvement which includes success in designing sustainable business processes to drive expected business results.

  • Conceptual and/or practical knowledge and experience of using information technologies (e.g. SAP) to support business processes.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to effectively express complex concepts in simple business terms across all levels of the organization.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.

  • Ability to think strategically and plan effectively.

  • Conceptual and/or demonstrated project management knowledge and experience.

  • Financial management skills including proven competency in business case development.

  • Proven business process design and improvement skills including experience using structured process improvement methods.

  • Ability to influence and gain alignment with people at all levels in the organization, on the approach and timing to implement solutions to strategic business problems.

  • Strong perseverance abilities in the face of challenges and an ability to deal with conflicts constructively.

  • Ability to partner with peers, team members and demonstrate collaborative, effective teamwork.

  • Comfort and flexibility with changing priorities, high levels of ambiguity, and non-routine issues.

  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced deadline intensive environment.

  • Ability to anticipate obstacles and plan contingencies.

  • Core competencies: Problem Solving & Analysis. Business Acumen. Communication & Leadership. Relationship Building. Creativity & Innovation. Influence and Organizational Savvy. Planning & Organizing.

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

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

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

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

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.

  • 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.

  • Generous vacation day policy.

  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts Miracle-Gro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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.