Manager, National Accounts in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 9/8/2018

Job Snapshot

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...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for an National Account Manager (NAM) who will join our Marysville, OH corporate 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

As a NAM, you are responsible for developing and executing comprehensive sales strategy for our larger national retail accounts like Tractor Supply Co, Kroger and Costco (to name a few). The Manager must exercise outstanding skills in sales, communication, strategy, relationship building, forecasting, prioritization and budgeting.

In this role you will:

  • Own the Line Review process from strategy to sell-in

  • Build effective working relationships within Scotts and throughout customers/partners organizations, which includes senior management, sales management, purchasing, marketing and supply chain

  • Create, communicate and monitor account sales plan to sales leadership and on an ongoing basis

  • Forecast, drive, track and communicate sales plan on a monthly, quarterly and full-year basis

  • Develop promotional plan that fits retail & Scotts strategy to maximize sales, while tracking vs. budget

  • Proactively provide strategic input to sales leadership in order to increase sales, profits and market share

The perfect person will have:

  • ​​Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration required or equivalent relevant work experience

  • Minimum of 3 years Account Management experience ideally with large retailers

  • Experience calling on mass merchant, hardware or home center accounts

  • Ability to analyze comprehensive data and translate it to an impactful story for leadership

  • Proven success with penetrating accounts at all levels required to maximize sales potential

  • Experience with creating, selling and implementing plans for each account to meet their unique market needs

  • Thorough knowledge of retailing activity such as developing and implementing advertising plans account programs and merchandising tactics

  • Solid understanding of Scotts Product Lines

  • Ability to travel overnight via car and/or plane (~30%)

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 Miracle-Gro 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.