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Office Manager in Morrison, IL at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

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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 an Office Manager to assist our Plant Manager and supervisors in the overall operation of our mulch and soil production facility in Morrison, IL! ​

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as an Office Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for the administration of all plant objectives including financial, safety, associate development, quality and customer service. You will direct and/or provide a broad range of activities including customer service, maintenance of personnel records, payroll reporting, maintenance of data records for production and inventory, and maintenance and reconciliation of accounts payable and receivables.

In this role you will:

  • Supervise work activities of the office staff. Assign and direct work, interview and recommend hiring, train employees, evaluate work performance, recommend compensation levels and disciplinary action as appropriate. Develop and encourage team rapport among office staff.
  • Provide and direct secretarial support which may include typing, data entry, record filing, reporting, and answer phone calls. Provide and directs customer service functions for the growing media orders including processing orders and responds to inquiries.
  • Maintain plant personnel records, workers compensation records, accident and OSHA logs, and enter data for the payroll system.
  • Provide and direct the preparation of all shipping documents necessary to legally ship growing media products. File and tracks freight rates, fuel taxes, insurance certificates and maintain the Gelco account. May also perform dispatching duties such as contacting carriers to pick up and deliver Hyponex, Scotts and Miracle Gro products, contact customers to arrange delivery appointments, prepare daily shipping logs, and respond to inquiries.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all accounts payable and receivables at the plant level. Process logs and file invoices and purchase orders, maintain and reconcile accounts payable accounts, petty cash fund and customer debits and credits. Maintain and generates inventory goods receipts, physical inventory documents and reports.
  • Assists other supervisors and/or Plant Manager in the overall operation of the facility; performs special projects as requested.

The perfect person will have:

  • A High School Diploma.
  • Three to five years of office experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment, including prior supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in the logistics field and or dispatching.
  • Working knowledge of all facets of customer service, purchasing, distribution, marketing and financials.
  • The ability to work extensive overtime.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills are required. Must be able to effectively multi-task, problem solve in a fast paced environment and direct others to achieve required goals.
  • Excellent computer skills are required.

Other nice to haves:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Business or Accounting would be preferred.
  • Knowledge in freight cost controls, dispatching, LTL carriers, accounts payable and payroll.

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.


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.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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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