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Manager, Transportation Optimization 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’re looking for a Manager, Horizontal Transportation Integration in Marysville, OH!

The Manager (HTI) will provide leadership in the development, planning and execution of transportation initiatives across Scott-Miracle Gro. The position is responsible for developing strategies to collaborate with both internal and external partners to drive down transportation costs while maintaining best in class service. The position will be responsible for the identification, analysis and implementation of companywide transportation initiatives. In addition, the position will be responsible for identifying and implementing new transportation technology to drive game changing results for the company. To succeed in this role, one must be intellectually curious, highly collaborative, and resilient.

In this role you will:

  • Establish and build relationships with internal and external partners to drive game changing cost savings results
  • Lead cross functional transportation projects that deliver benefits to the organization and develop new capabilities for the organization
  • Lead the development of comprehensive reporting to validate cost savings and drive performance for Transportation
  • Partner with Vertical Transportation Team (VTI) team to identify backhauls and external freight in order to optimize private fleet efficiency
  • Partner with Procurement and Operations team to identify opportunities to lower transportation cost while maintaining service levels

The perfect candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management or a related field
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in transportation, supply chain management or procurement, preferably within a consumer products or retail company. Experience working with Private Transportation fleet or for a Transportation provider a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of end to end Supply Chain including transportation, distribution and inventory management.
  • Excellent communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences, including senior leaders and business partners
  • Ability to work at multiple levels; from strategic planning to “ rolling up your sleeves” to get project plans in place
  • Proven project management, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to build relationships internally & externally.
  • Ability to travel as needed, less than 10%.

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with discounted generic prescriptions and wellness incentive program.
  • 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.