Fulfillment Planner in Vancouver, WA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

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 Fulfillment Planner who will grow at our Vancouver, WA corporate offices. 

This person plans, directs, coordinates and negotiates the procurement of goods, materials and supplies while protecting the company’s interests. The main goal is to minimize costs and maximize ROI through optimal combination of price, quality and delivery of inventory good.

In this role you will:

  • Partner with demand planner to have the right product, at the right time, in the right location

  • Conduct purchasing activities for designated transfers, domestic or international vendor purchases

  • Review and maintain all setup in ERP system and purchasing software to insure timely and accurate purchase orders 

  • Communicate with Demand Planner on needed overrides of Rocky Soft calculations into system for SS (Safety Stock) and lead times

  • Execute proactive inventory management activities to maximize company fill rates to customers in all centers while reducing overstock inventory, return of non-productive inventory and increasing inventory turns

  • Partner with internal customers to resolve material availability or quality concerns and develop long term strategies for Supply Chain optimization

  • Responsible for timely response to all stakeholders both internal and external

  • Responsible for cost control management and consistently looking for ways to improve our bottom line (better vendor terms, prices, volume rebates, freight allowances, etc.) and aid in improving our overall level of service to our customers

  • Evaluate suppliers to assure on time deliveries in correct quantities

  • Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled purchasing and vendor meetings

  • Support implementation of policies and procedures consistent with objectives of the purchasing department

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or related field

  • Minimum 3 years experience in procurement of goods, materials and supplies

  • Strong understanding of sales, marketing and operations in a distribution company

  • Strong analytical, auditing and research skills

  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus

  • Understanding of procurement policies, procedures, and practices

  • Ability to maintain composure in high stress situations with suppliers, peers and internal customers

  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results

  • Experience with Rocky Soft purchasing, SAP and Epicor ERP system 

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.

  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network  

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.