Plant Manager in Portland, OR at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

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. ​

If you enjoy “running your own show” in a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Plant Manager in Independence, OR. On a day-to-day basis you will manage all aspects of the plant and will be expected to take our already prominent production site to the next level. 

At the Independence facility you will oversee the manufacturing, production and distribution of our mulch and soil products and directly manage a supervisor as well as 20-30 full-time and hourly associates.  

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Oversee plant operations including production, packaging, engineering, maintenance, shipping, and receiving.

  • Identify and execute continuous improvement initiatives to drive value and improve the bottom line.

  • Develop operating budgets, capital plans, and cash flow budgets that support company initiatives.

  • Ensure company safety programs are best-in-class and part of the Scotts culture. 

  • Track and improve key performance areas such as safety, quality, financial, and customer service.  

  • Identify all possible sources of raw material while monitoring quality and cost effectiveness; negotiate supplier and vendor contracts and ensures the quality of all purchased supplies and services.

  • Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations.

  • Develop and maintain positive community relations: participate in community activities and organizations to promote good will and a positive company image.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (highly preferred), Supply Chain or other related field. 

  • Minimum 5 years of overall manufacturing experience in a leadership role, including responsibility for P&L, safety, quality, associate development, production, financial and inventory management.

  • Track record of building a high-performing team to succeed in a demanding, fast-moving, and growth-oriented atmosphere.

  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with a proven record of building strong relationships and collaborating with frontline associates through senior company leaders.

  • Keen business acumen and attention to detail with a solid record of leading change and delivering superior safety and business results.

  • Working knowledge of all facets of manufacturing including continuous improvement, team building, safety, associate relations, quality, customer service, purchasing, distribution, marketing and financials.

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.

  • 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.

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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.