Office Support/Receptionist` in Portland, OR at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/25/2020

Job Snapshot

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 Receptionist who will grow at our Vancouver, WA office. 

The Receptionist provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, directing calls to appropriate associates, mail distribution, and requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.


What you’ll do in this role:

  • Answer telephones and direct the caller to the appropriate associate or transfer a caller to an associate’s voice mailbox when the associate is unavailable.

  • Greet and direct visitors to the company providing direction and assistance.

  • Maintain logbook and visitor badges.                                                            

  • Open, sort and distribute mail. Coordinate the pick-up and delivery of express mail services (FedEx, UPS, etc.)

  • Assist in the ordering, receiving, stocking and distribution of office supplies.

  • Maintain employees and other directories.

  • Maintain a friendly attitude while offering assistance and guidance to all persons entering the location, in person or on the telephone.

  • Assist all departments with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing, collating and special projects.                                                    

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.

  • Ability to sit for long periods in front of a computer is expected. 

  • Frequent to constant repetitive hand and arm movements throughout the work day are required. 

  • Occasional bending, squatting, twisting, turning and reaching.                                                                    

  • Rarely will lift, push or pull more than 20 lbs.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience

  • Knowledge of secretarial and office administrative procedures

  • Knowledge of operation of standard office equipment prefer

  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy

  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Microsoft Office application experience is a must. 

  • Detail oriented and organized. 

  • Proactive and independent. 

  • Flexible and enthusiastic.

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Fitness club reimbursement - $350/ Individual & $500/Family

  • Starting day one, 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 vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network  

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.

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.