Plant Scientist, Research Horticulturist in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 8/11/2019

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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. ​

Scotts Miracle-Gro Live Goods team is looking for an innovative, forward thinking, Plant Scientist who wants to develop the next generation solutions to inspire people of all ages to express themselves on their own piece of the Earth.  The Research Horticulturist aka Live Goods Scientist will work across a spectrum of customer products such as garden plants, houseplants. foliage, veggie, and herbs. The successful candidate will be working in a fast past, collaborative team environment with other scientists, marketing and sales.

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 team member plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve production. 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 hardworking values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

In This Role the Scientist of Live Goods Plants Will:

  • Lead execution of scientific experiments that may include the evaluation of horticultural genetics, postharvest physiology, growing media, fertilizer and crop protection.

  • Oversee greenhouse plant production including planting, environmental monitoring, pest control, plant growth regulator applications, watering, feeding, and general maintenance.

  • Oversee garden research trials including preparing, planting, developing timelines for key trial activities, and overall caring for field trials.

  • Summarize and present research to leadership.

  • Oversee data entry and taking photographs.

  • Prepare project timelines and track progress on design through implementation.

  • Work flexible hours when needed, including occasional weekends.

The Perfect Person Will Have:

  • Minimum Masters Degree in horticulture with experience in greenhouse production.
  • Preference for 3+ years’ in floriculture industry experience and/or post-harvest physiology experience.
  • Plug and/or liner production experience.
  • Understands variety screening and trialing work.
  • Plant nutrition and crop protection products experience.
  • Experience with statistical design and analysis.
  • Strong communication skills, with demonstrated skill in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and teamwork; Commitment to one team mentality.
  • Experience presenting information effectively that a diverse audience can understand.
  • Strong work ethic and willing to “push up sleeves and jump in” to be a team player.
  • Ability to multitask, while being attentive to detail and staying organized.

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

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

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

  • 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.

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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