HR Specialist in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/28/2019

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 an HR Specialist who will join our HR Shared Services team and must be bilingual in Spanish/English.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

A "day in the life" will consist of helping support the largest growing segment of our business including multiple manufacturing sites in the United States. You must be an intellectually curious individual, with high emotional intelligence, a strong sense of urgency, and a passion for finding creative solutions to business problems while maintaining continuity with standard practices and processes.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Partner closely with HR Generalists on projects and programs to solve business problems

  • Demonstrate leadership and guidance across manufacturing sites by coaching, counseling and problem solving with operations leaders, front line managers, and associates;

  • Serve as an advisor to the leadership team by providing insight, coaching and HR-related solutions to business leaders in the effective management and development of their people and their organizations;

  • Provides HR guidance and leadership on policy interpretation, performance management, and compliance with state and federal laws;

  • Partner with HR specialty groups (Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits etc.) to ensure strategic and tactical HR programs are executed flawlessly to drive talent growth;

  • Provide talent related processes that build capability in our field leaders including recruiting, talent development, onboarding, performance management, culture, reward and recognition;

  • Drive a positive culture that creates an inspiring associate experience;

  • Acts as liaison between staffing agency, temp associate and management to coordinate work efforts.

  • Performs other projects and duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English required.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience; preferably business administration, human resources administration, communications and other relevant degrees are preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in HR administration and/or HR operations.

  • Ability to travel on an as-needed basis.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations relative to labor and employment issues (FLMA, FLSA, ADA, etc.).

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Experience working with Workday is a plus.

  • Must possess excellent time management, prioritizing, and communication skills.

  • Service mentality coupled with the energy and desire to make a positive impact in the workplace.

  • Must include experience in a team-based environment with a focus on continuous improvement.

  • An absolute commitment to confidentiality, honesty and integrity is required in this role.

  • Thorough understanding of California human resources principles and practices, including but not limited to hiring practices, employment law, and EEO compliance, preferred

  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.

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.

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.