Manager, SC Continuous Improvement in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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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 Continuous Improvement Manager who will join our Mulch and Soil Manufacturing 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 columbusregion.com/columbus-2020/ 

The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for leading the continuous improvement strategy across a network of 45+ growing media manufacturing facilities throughout North America.  Daily responsibilities include leading a team of regional process engineers to identify and execute projects that eliminate waste and drive out cost.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Identify, design, and implement innovative continuous improvement initiatives to improve plant production efficiencies
  • Champion efforts to drive out manufacturing variation by analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and leading implementation of appropriate short and long-term solutions
  • Manage efforts to maintain all equipment documentation including: Clean, Inspect Lube Standards, Process Centerlines, Maintenance Standards, troubleshooting guides and training material
  • Lead the identification of bottlenecks at manufacturing sites and facilitate the implementation of solutions to optimize each production line
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to solve problems, optimize output and reduce costs
  • Create and deliver training to develop continuous improvement skills at all levels of the organization
  • Lead the sharing of continuous improvement ideas and successes across the growing media network
  • Facilitate the review and development of production line standards and establish accurate routed standards at each site
  • Participate in development and prioritization of capital requests

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related technical field
  • 5+ years of continuous improvement leadership experience in a high performance environment
  • Recognized technical abilities and practical experience with strong capabilities in the following areas: 
    • Theory/functionality of manufacturing systems and unit operations
    • Continuous improvement techniques (Lean, TPM, Root Cause Analysis, Quick Changeover/SMED, Process Centerlines)
    • Statistics and analytical methods, Process measurement and control
    • Change management
  • Demonstrated leadership experience managing multiple continuous improvement projects in a collaborative environment
  • Exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships across a network of sites and corporate support functions
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communications, organization, resource management, and technology utilization skills
  • Proven ability to handle changing priorities while maintaining a sense of urgency
  • Strong business acumen, with a solid record of leading change and delivering results

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.

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