Inventory Control Specialist in Vancouver, WA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 8/2/2020

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 Inventory Control Specialist who will grow at our Vancouver, WA facility. 

_NIGHT OR WEEKEND SHIFT_

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

The primary purpose of the Inventory Control Specialist is to count, track and issue materials to internal and external customers. This position is a “hands on" position with an administrative component. The position will have dual responsibilities to support the Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Service teams. The incumbent is expected to work independently with limited supervision. In addition, the role would typically retrieve, organize, analyze data and make informed recommendations to management.

PTR team members are driven by a desire to be the best. All members of the PTR team is expected to have a level of dedication, drive and ability that will make PTR the industry leader. The individual will play an important support role that will support the PTR Service and Supply Chain Management team. 

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate Inventory Control Activities (Weekly Cycle Counts of Floor Stock, Inventory Adjustments as required and Root Cause Analysis)

  • Understand the impact of Inventory Adjustments on Profitability

  • Create Inventory Reports for Internal SCM use

  • Perform Inventory Transfers with ERP Computer System

  • Oversee min/max setup program for Service Fleet, adjusting individual truck stocking levels based on region or territory

  • Perform restocking of new and existing service trucks with personal protection equipment (PPE), PTR Components (parts, labels) or competitor parts as determined by Service Management

  • Assist or independently verify inventory accuracy of service trucks during annual physical inventory, prior to hiring of new technician.

  • Travel domestically (ground or air) for multiple days and or day trips (as required)

  • Have a set work schedule, but must be flexible to work a variety of hours to meet the needs of the service division (includes weekend)

  • Be comfortable using Material Handling Equipment (Forklift, Hand Jacks, Scissor lift, etc.)


The perfect person will have:

  • High school diploma or GED (General Education Diploma) equivalency, plus 3 years related experience

  • Must have a reliable transportation

  • PC literate with experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

  • Basic understanding of ERP Systems (SAP a plus)

  • Excellent Communication: verbal, email, written

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Working knowledge of the fertilizer industry.

  • Experience working within a fast paced manufacturing environment.

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? 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.

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