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Human Resources Manager in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/27/2019

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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 Human Resources Manager who will grow at our Fort Madison, IA Manufacturing Facility.

The Human Resource Manager will partner, plan, coordinate, and implement HR activities for the facility. The manager will work with site leadership to develop and execute human resource initiatives that drive positive associate relations, help find and develop world class talent and support a culture of high performance. In this role, he/she will be responsible for providing advice, coaching, counseling and problem solving to leadership, managers and employees.

A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to deliver solutions while partnering very closely with all areas of Human Resources to effectively drive talent growth. This position requires an intellectually curious leader, with high emotional intelligence and a strong desire to find creative solutions to business problems while maintaining continuity with standard practices and processes.

In this role you will:

  • Drive positive associate relations through effective employee relations management, proactive activities such as round table discussions and leading the execution and follow-up to annual associate engagement survey process.

  • Drive Talent Growth initiatives throughout the organization including personalized development of high potentials and emerging leaders. This includes the facilitation of talent planning, succession readiness and the utilization of performance management tools to continually develop leaders and encourage a culture of continuous feedback.

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

  • Partner with HR specialty groups to ensure strategic and tactical HR programs are executed flawlessly.

  • Lead the annual seasonal staffing process to ensure production needs are met in a reliable, cost effective manner.

  • Drive a positive culture that creates an inspiring associate experience

  • Lead the talent planning and review process to include thorough assessment of talent, gap analysis, action planning and execution to improve succession readiness and develop the future generation of leaders.

  • Facilitate and integrate talent planning and acquisition to identify world class talent for current and future hiring needs.

  • Partner with Human Resources centers of excellence to provide information and guidance on issues that affect Fort Madison.

  • Lead Human Resources related projects within assigned business units and across SMG.

  • As a member of the plant leadership team, provide input and guidance on the operations of the plant, positive impact on the community and overall leadership for associate’s in the Fort Madison facility.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be known for high judgment and proven ability to diagnose issues, drawing on both professional experience and strategic thinking skills, and drive appropriate solutions with self-initiative.

  • Strong business acumen and ability to work well across different functions in order to develop and integrate HR and business strategies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication; high quality document preparation and presentation skills.

  • 5-7+ years of experience in Human Resources or in a related experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated high level of ownership and accountability.

  • Proven, creative problem solver with both breadth and depth of experience across the HR function.

  • Is energized by high change environments and is comfortable with ambiguity.

  • Intellectually curious with innate desire to learn how things work.

  • As a member of the plant leadership team, provide input and guidance on the operations of the plant, positive impact on the community and overall leadership for associate’s in the Fort Madison facility.

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.

  • 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.

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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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