Plant Manager in Morrison, IL at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/22/2021

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 Plant Manager who will join our Supply Chain team in Morrison, IL!

If you enjoy “running your own show” in a fast-paced, high energy manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Plant Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you can be involved with financial, safety, associate development, quality and customer service in the plant. We want you to have the autonomy to make key decisions which will directly affect the overall performance of the facility.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Establish short and long-term strategic operating objectives and oversee and direct those who oversee plant operations including safety, production, warehousing, shipping and receiving, maintenance and office management. 

  • Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations; monitor and enforce quality control standards; forecast and schedule production; develop and/or approve all plant operating policies.

  • Direct, manage and develop supervisory personnel to enhance and implement new safety programs and procedures.

  • Establish and monitor the plant operating budget; prepare and analyze profit and loss statements; identify and implement improvements to positively affect profitability. You may also recommend the purchase of all capital equipment and plant expansion possibilities.

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

  • Foster and maintain a high level of customer service through on-time deliveries, responsiveness to customer needs and ensuring that the quality of the shipped product meets all customer quality requirements.

  • Communicate with other plant managers to share new ideas and resources. 

  • Collaborate with Regional Directors, salespeople and corporate office personnel to ensure efficient operation of the plant.

  • Develop and maintain positive community relations: participate in community activities and/or organizations to promote goodwill 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

  • 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

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

  • 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)

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.

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

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.


Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

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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