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Procurement Planner/Scheduler in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family!

We are looking for full time Procurement Planner/Scheduler who will coordinate planning and procurement services for raw materials and/or packaging components to meet plant’s production schedules. Act as planning representative for the Fort Madison, IA plant, including communication of the production schedule to the plant, as well as communication of the production schedule to the planning team.


  • Coordinating and executing purchasing for droduct materials and packaging components for liquids manufacturing plant.
  • Tracking and managing production schedules, and communicating the schedule to both the plant and planning teams.
  • Utilize the SAP MRP system to manage the materials and packaging components required to meet each production schedule and place material and packaging component purchase orders. Then supervise the purchase orders to ensure arrival times are met.
  • Communicate/manage material and packaging component forecast to vendors.
  • Coordinate and communicate material and packaging component delivery schedules with the warehouse team and logistic group shipping/receiving department.
  • Managing vendor relations with the ability to accurately forecast plant requirements and update the vendor as necessary, manage VMI progams where applicable, and work with vendors to have sufficient inventory to cover requirements as needed.
  • Identification and resolution of purchasing issues which will impact production plans, and communication to the teams impacted by the issues.
  • Oversee and maintain accurate inventory within the inventory control system (SAP). These activities include inventory adjustments based on warehouse end of run cycle counts, and researching errors and discrepancies.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma/ GED required, Bachelor’s degree in business preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of material resource planning principles to obtain optimal service to the plant at the lowest cost and risk to plant production commitments.
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills, and ability to manage multiple complex project/tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of inventory management practices to identify and solve discrepancies.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Flexible schedule, and ability and willingness to work overtime and weekends, as well as be on call.
  • Flexible schedule, and ability and willingness to work overtime and weekends, as well as be on call.
  • Ability to work in an team environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer skills working with production planning software (SAP preferred), as well as Microsoft, Excel.

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • Generous vacation day policy.


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

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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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