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Manager, Quality Assurance and EHS in Orrville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/25/2019

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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!

The position will be responsible for consistent quality of production by developing strategy and enforcing good quality practices at the plant and with its suppliers.  The candidate will ensure that these operations and the products produced and distributed meet corporate, customer, consumer, and regulatory requirements.  This includes achieving environmental, health, safety, quality and productivity objectives. This position will be based in Orrville Ohio.

In This Role the Manager Quality Assurance and EHS Will:

  • Develop, implement and manage data based procedures and decision-making, to ensure that the Orrville operations are in compliance with Corporate Quality Manufacturing procedures, EHS policies, as well as state/federal regulatory compliance. Specific action items include, but are not limited to:

    • Develop operator based quality procedures.

    • Ensure accurate, timely and cost-effective data is provided, by department resources for production control and decision-making.

    • Identify, communicate and respond to consumer quality and safety concerns or trends for prompt resolution.

    • Ensure that the Orrville Plant is in compliance with corporate quality standards.

    • Ensure that products are in compliance with all raw materials and formula specifications including understanding and applying chemical and regulatory knowledge to bring nonconforming products into compliance according to regulatory requirements.

    • Monitor, document, and audit test methods and results to ensure that test procedures are accurate and reproducible and that data is appropriately archived.

  • Manage and develop a technically competent staff of Quality Assurance Technicians. Conduct and document ongoing appropriate and timely performance feedback, to include annual performance appraisals for indirect reports.

  • Manage quality related interactions, including raw materials, with suppliers, and internal documentation under the guidance of Corporate Quality.

  • Monitor and document internal quality issues and identify and implement continuous improvement projects.

  • Approve raw materials and finished product process changes per Management of Change guidelines and waiver process.

  • Disposition product and approve process changes per Management of Change guidelines.

  • Manage all environmental permits, implement, direct and be responsible for the health & safety programs.

  • Participate and direct the Plant Emergency Response Team.

  • Prepare and submit EHS reports.

The Perfect Person Will Have:

  • BS degree in Quality Management, Engineering, Chemistry or related sciences.

  • At least 10 years experience in a manufacturing environment and a minimum of 5 years of quality management experience.

  • Ability to learn an execute EHS programs.

  • Sound working knowledge of manufacturing quality management practices.

  • Demonstrated people management skills.

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes (blending, packaging).

  • Proven risk-based ability.

  • Ability to assemble, interpret, and explain quality and safety practices and methods to non-technical personnel through both written and verbal communication.

  • Working knowledge of various software programs including Google and Microsoft Office (particularly Sheets/Excel and Slides/PowerPoint).

  • Effective oral and written communications.

  • Ability to travel to various destinations, such as to Vendor/Supplier locations.


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.