District Market Manager in Syracuse, NY at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/2/2020

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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. ​

The District Market Manager (DMM) is responsible for maximizing profitable sales growth in all accounts within their assigned geography. Results are achieved through execution of agreed to sales, marketing plans and leading people. In addition, the DMM is responsible for identifying and communicating local insights through appropriate sales and marketing channels.

In this role you will:

  • Maximize growth opportunities within assigned geographical territory.
  • Collaborate with regional resources to develop and then to execute district level sales plan to achieve assigned goals.
  • Prospect and identify sales and margin growth opportunities
  • Establish effective relationships with key decision makers and business partners. This includes regions, customers, consumers, and local opinion setters.
  • Identify & communicate local insights and competitive activity to influence marketing plans, tactics, and regional product development.
  • Champion for assigned geographical marketing plans.
  • Lead talent management initiatives including managing performance, coaching and developing others.
  • Build effective teams through attracting, retaining, and developing talent to meet market needs aligned to sales growth plan.
  • Manage assigned resources effectively (people and financial).
  • Meet all administrative and compliance requirements.
  • Drives utilization of technical tools to increase productivity and maximize administrative efficiencies.
  • Ensure safe work environment for all associates.


The perfect person will have:

  • 3-5 years of sales / account management experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Previous supervisory / management experience.
  • Experience establishing effective work relationships with key decision makers required.
  • Strong computer skills required including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google.
  • Must be willing to submit to The Scotts Company background check policy which includes Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check, drug test and background check.
    Must have current valid driver’s license and ability to drive.
    Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
    Occasional overnight travel required.

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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.

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