Manager, Competitive & Market Intelligence in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

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. ​

Competitive & Market Intelligence Manager

Job Description

The Competitive & Market Intelligence Manager is the chief competitive analyst for the company and the heart and soul of monitoring, synthesizing, and responding to competitive and market activity. The manager position will lead our competitive intelligence practice internally and coordinate movement with a wide range of internal stakeholders. The Competitive & Market Intelligence Manager is a critical role in our Strategy Team, and we are looking for a high-performing, experienced candidate who can make a significant and immediate contribution to the team.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Optimize and manage our competitive & market intelligence process that monitors, measures, reports on critical competitive/market activity

  • Lead a wide range of high visibility projects to answer urgent strategic questions from C-level executives

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to analyze the value chains where our businesses compete (retailer/customer trends, competitive threats, new technologies, and other opportunities or barriers) and identify strategic moves that enhance the company’s position

  • Performs industry, competitor, and retailer/customer analysis; monitors and evaluates the impact of trends; watches for critical opportunities and barriers; gathers quantitative/qualitative data, conducts research, and derives forward-looking insights; coordinates with Sales & Marketing to ensure a consistent view of the marketplace.

  • Guide scenario construction or wargaming as it relates to responding to market activity

  • Create presentations to effectively communicate the results of the team’s research and analysis to stakeholders at all levels

Work Experience/Qualifications

  • 5-7 years experience in corporate strategy and competitive/industry analysis

  • Managed or led an internal competitive intelligence process

  • Experience systematically monitoring customer, market, and competitive activity

  • Ability to synthesize bits of unrelated information to develop actionable insights on competitor & market activity

  • Great attention to detail, including demonstrated ability to drive to second-order insights

  • Process oriented

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, maturity, and sound judgment

  • A desire and comfort in working in a changing, fluid, ambiguous environment

  • Self-starter able to work independently and comfortable interacting up, down, and across the organization

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems

  • Bachelors Degree preferred in Marketing, Finance, Economics, Engineering, MBA is a plus

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

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