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Procurement Specialist in Marysville, OH 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’re looking for a Procurement Specialist to drive efficiencies in existing support processes and manage low risk categories in our Marysville, Ohio Headquarters!

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Procurement Specialist for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you will have responsibility for some Procurement support activities and also category and supplier management to drive savings and change in our business.

In this role you will:

  • Fully own and manage raw material/packaging categories of approx. $5-10M
  • Conduct supplier negotiations, bids, renewals to deliver annual awards
  • Demonstrate deep market understanding for owned categories
  • Deliver annual savings, efficiency, and cash targets to improve business position
  • Lead suppliers, with legal support, through SMG contracting process to ensure that all partners have signed NDA, MSA, and SLEA in place
  • Manage supply partners through the Supplier Relationship Management process
  • Develop sourcing strategies for owned categories
  • Complete the contract management process for Raw Materials/Packaging Procurement team, finding efficiencies to streamline and automate: Create SAP contracts, complete quarterly contract pricing updates, contract quantity true-ups.
  • Support the Procurement team in Ariba events
  • Act as a participant on cross functional project teams
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders: Quality, Planning, R&D, Brand to drive innovation and savings projects
  • Complete detailed category spend analysis projects
  • Complete analysis and report out on MPV analysis
  • Act at project management lead on inventory reduction, savings & productivity, DPO, and others to be assigned
  • Provide sourcing and sampling support for new materials
  • Coordinate the sample management program for new materials
  • Support in strategy development work in the Raw Materials/Packaging areas
  • Develop new procurement reports as necessary
  • Ensure on-time payments to suppliers by working with A/P to resolve invoice and PO issues
  • Support Procurement Managers with invoice resolution

The perfect person will have:

  • 1-5 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or business analytics
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A passion for problem solving
  • A proven history of delivering results
  • Experience in SAP and Ariba
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • The ability to work with a wide range of internal stakeholders at all levels of the Scotts Miracle-Gro organization
  • Undergraduate degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related area of study.

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with discounted generic prescriptions and wellness incentive program.
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • 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 vacation day policy.
  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


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.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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.