Manager, Quality Risk and Compliance in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/8/2020

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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 a Manager, Quality, Risk and Compliance who will join our Information Technology 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

Your primary responsibility is oversight and coordination of the risk, quality and compliance program for Scotts Information Technology. Reporting to the Director, PMO, VMO, Performance Management, you will be responsible for implementing and driving the four interrelated domains of COBIT across the enterprise and ensure we have the right controls, processes, and procedures to deliver IT services and move IT up the CMMI maturity model. You will assist in the development, maintenance and improvement of policies, procedures, and internal controls while assessing for correctness and identifying risks. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Work with business and technology leads to ensure IT alignment with business strategy, influence and balance controls with functional requirements, and ensure the organization understands IT objectives.

  • Performs assessments and identifies gaps and/or conflicts among processes, and oversees activity to resolve such to ensure the enterprise achieves optimum use of its resources.

  • Performs periodic audits to ensure compliance with processes.

  • Partner with VMO to review contracts and interviews management to ensure an understanding of contract terms, and assists in evaluating vendor performance and compliance.

  • Reports to management on project priorities, costs, process compliance, new risks, and remedial actions.

  • Develop, maintain and manage a quality assurance plan to help ensure consistency and maintainability of existing applications. Involves creating, maintaining, and enforcing standards/procedures for implementing technical solutions

  • Evaluate risks and key control activities to determine process improvements.

  • Identify balanced and risk-based corrective actions and engage management for ownership and completion with a focus on risk prioritization.

  • Lead internal audit projects related to IT general controls, cost optimization, application controls, information security, pre/post system implementation, IT governance, project management, and operational areas; drive consistency of methodology.

  • Partner closely with Information Security on corporate technology development, governance and compliance and ensure adequate confidentiality, integrity and availability is in place.

  • Coordinates and conduct meetings with the Architecture Review Board (ARB) for all application and infrastructure changes and to review the appropriateness of IT systems for the business to ensure they meet Scotts needs

  • Conduct regular service reviews; manage and audit Service Provider performance and productivity relative to Service Level Agreements and monitors compliance with agreements.

  • Gather service level metric/performance reporting relative to business goals; track Service Provider performance and ensure viability of service levels with a focus on reduction of issues/escalations.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, Information Security/Assurance, Internal Audit

  • 4-8+ years’ experience in IT Controls, Audit or similar role

  • Knowledge and experience managing implementation, development and delivery of requirements such as SOX, COBIT, and other technical IT standards such as NIST.

  • Experience managing a team or project management, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives in multiple departments.

  • Detailed understanding of network design, security controls, and system administration with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and projects.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to develop productive working relationships at all levels of the organization and cross culturally.

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving abilities.

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: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office. Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • First day of hire, 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.

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.


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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.