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Manager, Legal in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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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 an Manager, Legal/Corporate Counsel who will join our Legal Department team.

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 Manager, Legal/Corporate Counsel will be part of the generalist legal team and its primary responsibility will be to provide generalist legal support to the Company’s management in a wide variety of areas.

This position will report to the VP, Legal.

In this role you will:

  • Serve as the primary contact for one or more business units, advising them on a wide variety of matters, including general business and day-to-day legal matters, identifying risk, short- and long-term business opportunities, and dealing with domestic and global regulations and disputes;
  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of complex commercial and transactional agreements ;
  • Work with other Company attorneys, Company departments and third parties on various types of corporate transactions. Research legal and factual issues, drafts and reviews contracts and other legal documents;
  • Liaise with the various Company departments to solve cross-functional issues and challenges;
  • Lead and/or support Company responses to federal, state and local inquiries and regulations, including researching and preparing documents, collecting and reviewing records, and working with business associates;
  • Support the Company’s M&A activities and be deeply involved in all stages of the M&A cycle;
  • Draft and negotiate confidentiality agreements, letters of intent and M&A deal documentation;
  • Effectively manage outside counsel.

The perfect person will have:

  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required;
  • 4-8 years of professional experience in a corporate legal department and/or a major law firm, with significant involvement in commercial transactions (ideally, including M&A transactions), due diligence and related advice on commercial and corporate law matters;
  • Experience in advising business managers on legal and strategic aspects of business operations and transactions;
  • Solid knowledge of commercial law;
  • Strong legal reasoning, thoroughness, very good legal writing skills.

What we do for our associates (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 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.