Continuous Improvement Manager, Supply Chain in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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 a Continuous Improvement Manager (Supply Chain) who will join our Growing media 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 Continuous Improvement Manager (Supply Chain) will develop and lead the continuous improvement strategy across a network of 45+ manufacturing facilities throughout North America within our growing media group.  They will partner heavily with plant teams, regional leadership, and network leaders across supply chain, bringing leadership behaviors required to install, sustain, and scale the implementation of a high performing organization. Examples of this leadership include oversight of the efficiency improvement plans, waste reduction plans, and enabling project and capability building initiatives.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Lead the Network wide process for development and deployment of the continuous improvement strategies, and overall plans.
  • Develop capability across the network as the primary contact for overall plans to deliver continuous improvement including leadership of the regional process engineering team.
  • Identify, design, and implement innovative continuous improvement initiatives and standards to improve plant production efficiencies and material overfill
  • Responsible for seeking reapplication opportunities from different sites and regions to support the evolution
  • Lead the process for establishing site continuous improvement efforts in an ongoing cadence of regular process checks to insure consistent application of standards and improvement plans are active and tied to business needs.
  • Champion efforts to drive out manufacturing variation by analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and leading implementation of appropriate short and long-term solutions
  • Manage efforts to maintain all equipment documentation including: Clean, Inspect Lube Standards, Process Centerlines, Maintenance Standards, troubleshooting guides and training material

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or a related technical field
  • 5+ years of continuous improvement leadership experience in a high performance environment
  • Recognized technical abilities and practical experience with strong capabilities in the theory/functionality of manufacturing systems and unit operations
  • Continuous improvement techniques (Lean, TPM, Root Cause Analysis, Statistics, Quick Changeover/SMED, Process Centerlines) Certifications: Lean manufacturing, CI, TPM, Six Sigma a plus
  • Demonstrated leadership experience managing multiple continuous improvement projects in a collaborative environment with a solid record of leading change and delivering results
  • 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

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: 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 (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.
  • Generous holiday and vacation days.

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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.