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Director, Manufacturing Operations in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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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!

We are looking for a Director, Manufacturing Operations, Midwest Region who will grow at our Marysville, OH corporate offices.

This Regional Director, Operations is responsible for the accomplishment of all objectives in our Growing Media (Soil & Mulch products) production facilities within the midwest territory including financial, safety, associate development, quality, and customer service. This is accomplished through the leadership, guidance and coaching given to the regional Plant Managers and Regional Office Manager.

In this role you will:

  • Direct leadership of the P&L for the region and plants.
  • Establish short and long-range strategic operating objectives that impact gross margin.
  • Directly lead a team of 11 Plant Managers and 1 Regional Office Manager, with a dotted line responsibility for regional quality, safety, and finance managers.
  • Provide guidance to Plant Managers on the development and implementation of all aspects of World Class Operations - Safety, People, Quality, Delivery, Cost.
  • Develop operating budgets, capital plans, cash flow budgets that support the company initiatives.
  • Lead the development of long term strategy plans within the region to improve in all facets of the supply chain.
  • Ensures that the company safety programs are in place and adhered to at facilities within the region.
  • Work closely with the sales team in the region to insure excellent service to our retail partners.
  • Assist sales and marketing in the development plans, policies and promotional strategies to ensure that operating plans are appropriately linked to sales plans.
  • Maintain tracking systems for key performance areas such as regional safety, quality, financials, and customer service. In turn this data should be used for communication to direct reports as well as corporate. It also should be used to troubleshoot any problematic areas, coach, and
  • recognize successes.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree focused in Engineering (highly preferred), Supply Chain, Manufacturing or other related field. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Minimum 7-10 years overall manufacturing experience with focus on budgetary, capital planning, P&L responsibilities, continuous improvement, purchasing, distribution, associate development, and safety.
  • Ability to effectively manage a high caliber team of individuals in a fast-paced and seasonal environment.
  • Ability to travel around 30-40% of the time.

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with discounted generic prescriptions and wellness incentive program.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: state of the art fitness facility, Walgreen’s pharmacy and Doctor’s office. Colleagues and their family can receive complimentary care from this facility.
  • 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 MiracleGro 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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.