Packaging Procurement Manager in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/19/2019

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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’re looking for a Packaging Procurement Manager to manage our Flexible Packaging portfolio in our Marysville, Ohio Headquarters!

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

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Procurement Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro.  On a day-to-day basis you will have responsibility for procurement support activities and also category and supplier management to drive savings and change in our business.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Fully own and manage packaging categories of approx. $90-$100M.
  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies and strategic plans covering market trends, supply assurance, quality improvement, supplier development, sustainability, and financial & supply risk mitigation.
  • Complete financial forecasting, develop and execute cost savings projects.
  • Select and develop suppliers and strategic partners while working as a member of cross functional teams including R&D, Marketing, Regulatory, Quality, and Manufacturing to improve existing and develop new products across all Scotts Miracle-Gro brands.
  • Leverage supplier capabilities to deliver efficiencies and innovation.
  • Align cross leadership/cross functional partners to strategies.
  • Conduct supplier negotiations, bids, renewals to deliver annual awards.
  • Demonstrate deep market understanding for owned categories.
  • Deliver annual savings, efficiency, and cash targets to improve business position.
  • Lead suppliers, with legal support, through SMG contracting process to ensure that all partners have signed NDA, MSA, and SLEA in place.
  • Create and implement comprehensive procurement strategies for Flexible Packaging materials.
  • Effectively manage relationships with manufacturing facilities.
  • Ensure compliance related process and procedures are uncompromised.
  • Develop disruption mapping and mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure suppliers are following Scotts sustainability guidelines and implementing required actions.
  • Lead evaluation of supplier capabilities, cost structure, risks, and partnership potential to determine supply base.
  • Travel as required (Domestic & International).

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in procurement, supply chain or business analytics.
  • High degree of critical thinking.  Must be able to independently source and evaluate supplier capabilities.
  • Must be able to make methodical and intelligent decisions relative to strategy and negotiations.
  • Solid negotiations skills.
  • Demonstrated collaborative team player with a strong initiative to win.
  • Able to effectively communicate with multiple departments within the company.
  • Some International purchasing experience/responsibilities.
  • Strong computer skills (SAP R/3, SAP/PLM, MS office programs).
  • Must possess good judgment, initiative, strong work ethic and dependability.
  • Creative/Out-of-box thinking and ability to successfully sell ideas in a large organization.
  • Ability to succeed in a competitive, fast-paced environment.

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.