Procurement Manager, Rigid Packaging in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/25/2020

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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. ​

We are looking for a Procurement Manager (Rigid Packaging) who will join our Supply Chain team in Marysville, OH.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

As the Procurement Manager for Rigid Packaging, you will be responsible for strategic procurement of rigid packaging components and labels to support multiple internal and third party manufacturing locations throughout North America.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Create and implement comprehensive procurement strategies for Packaging materials covering market trends, supply assurance, quality improvement, supplier development, sustainability, and financial & supply risk mitigation.

  • Directly manage the materials, services and strategies for rigid packaging and label categories

  • Effectively manage relationships with manufacturing facilities

  • Develop and implement cost savings projects and financial forecasting

  • Negotiate and execute contractual agreements in accordance to established company policies and procedures

  • Ensure compliance related process and procedures are uncompromised

  • Develop disruption mapping and mitigation strategies

  • Foster and maintain supplier relationships

  • Lead supplier selection and development process while working with cross-functional teams like R&D, Marketing, Quality etc. to develop innovative products across Scotts brands.

  • Ensure suppliers are following Scotts sustainability guidelines and implementing required actions

  • Lead evaluation of supplier capabilities, cost structure, risks, and partnership potential to determine supply base

  • This role has one direct report

  • Travel as required 

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree focused in Supply Chain Management, Packaging, Procurement, Accounting/Finance, Economics, or Business Administration. Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in a Procurement, Sourcing or Purchasing role

  • Ability to coordinate and organize numerous material requirements for multiple plants and contract manufacturing facilities simultaneously, while effectively sourcing suppliers and negotiating contracts for targeted materials

  • Ability to effectively navigate in a regulated industry

  • Knowledge of technical language of R&D (and often the vendors) and the business language of the Brands and Purchasing

  • Strong computer skills (SAP R/3, SAP/PLM, MS office programs)

Other nice to haves:

  • International purchasing experience/responsibilities         

  • Demonstrated collaborative team player with a strong initiative to win

  • Able to effectively communicate with multiple departments within the company

  • Assertive self-starter with an Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Creative/Out-of-box thinking and ability to successfully sell ideas in a large organization

  • Previous CPG sourcing experience

  • Ability to succeed in a competitive, fast-paced environment

  • Consumer Products or Retail experience a plus

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.


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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.