Manager, Indirect Procurement in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/5/2020

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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 are looking for an Indirect Procurement Manager who will join our Procurement team in Marysville, OH.

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

The Indirect Procurement Manager is responsible for developing/executing sourcing strategies and ensuring supply for approximately $400MM in spend on Indirect goods and services in areas such as MRO, Freight/Distribution, Fleet Management, Temp Labor, Marketing, Travel, IT, HR, and Legal. This position relies on internal and external collaboration, good organizational and communication skills, and the ability to lead the execution of business strategies via the strategic sourcing process.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Analyze markets and create accurate cost forecasts.
  •  Participate in “higher order” Procurement skills such as Industry and Market Analysis, TCO and “should-cost” analysis, all facets of Demand Management, Supplier Relationship Management, and Risk Mitigation.
  • Identify and exploit emerging technologies and trends.
  • Generate and deliver cost savings.
  • Drive key strategic Procurement initiatives.
  • Leverage SMG’s systems and technologies.
  • Lead, manage, and develop a team of Procurement professionals.
  • .Implement effective, comprehensive Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) programs.
  • Negotiate commercial agreements with suppliers to ensure supply, control pricing, and mitigate risk.
  • Leverage/Manage industry associations on behalf of Scotts.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with other Scotts sourcing managers and cross functional counterparts in Supply Chain, R&D, Finance, Legal, Marketing, BT, HR, etc.  
  • Ensure internal alignment with sourcing strategies.
  • Leverage relationship with category business leaders to develop an in-depth understanding of Scotts current and future business needs.
  • Stay current on new laws/policies that impact Scotts’ compliance record relative to sourcing and supply contracts.
  • Ensure contract disputes and supplier issues are resolved in a timely manner.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • BS or BA in Purchasing, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology or other business related field.
  • 5 + years of strategic sourcing experience with demonstrated success.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong organization skills, including persuasion/influence.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills.
  • Previous experience managing/leading direct reports.
  • CPSM Certification preferred.
  • Experience with the Ariba e-procurement suite.

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.