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Corporate Strategy and Execution, Director in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/9/2019

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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 to recruit an experienced Corporate Strategy and Execution, Director who will join our Strategy 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 Corporate Strategy and Execution, Director will deliver value to Scotts Miracle-Gro by leading key company initiatives and delivering measurable results.  This Director-level position will have a wide range of responsibilities including facilitating strategic planning processes, conducting market and competitive research (including field research) and summarizing results in a clear and concise manner, analyzing data and building market models, managing and developing high performing team, leading and managing the Company’s top initiatives.


This is a key role in our Strategy Team, and we are looking for a high-performing, experienced candidate who can make a significant and immediate contribution to the team.


In this role you will:


  • Lead a wide range of high visibility projects in order to answer urgent strategic questions from C-level executives.

  • Manage a team of high performers to complete both ad hoc projects and recurring market and competitive research tasks.

  • Lead and manage cross-functional project teams.

  • Create presentations to effectively communicate the results of the team’s research and analysis to the Executive Leadership Team.

  • Implement strategic recommendations alongside business unit leads in order to push forward strategic initiatives.

  • Work with senior executives and the business units to identify and define initiatives that support the corporate / business unit strategy.

  • Provide strategic input and contribute to the design and integration of potential corporate development opportunities.

  • Manage the performance of direct reports.

  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training, and support to team members to develop a solid pipeline of succession candidates.


The perfect person will have:

  • Experience working for a management/strategic consulting firm.

  • Solid track record executing at a high level as an individual contributor and then holding positions of increasing responsibility in leading and managing the following areas:

    • Strategic Planning - ability to think strategically and plan effectively including experience in developing long-term business strategies and plans

    • Stakeholder Communication - superior verbal and written communication skills - including the ability to build presentations to communicate complex topics in straightforward ways.  Strong presence, poise, and persuasiveness to quickly establish a high level of credibility at all levels.

    • Project Management - demonstrated experience organizing, planning, and managing high-priority projects from concept through implementation

    • Market and Competitive Research and Analysis - powerful intellect and analytical skills - demonstrated the ability to drive to second-order insights. Figure something out, then ask ‘why’ and keep pushing to find something that is not anticipated/not explicitly in scope but drives significant value in the research

  • A desire and comfort in working in a changing, fluid, ambiguous environment.

  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines.

  • IQ/EQ balance that will enable growth into senior roles.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, open work environment.

  • Advanced degree such as a top-tier MBA a plus.


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 (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.

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

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.