Production Manager in Temecula, CA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/15/2020

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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 Bilingual (English and Spanish), Production Manager who will grow at our Temecula, CA manufacturing facility. This is one of our more unique facilities as we make all of our plastic based materials like the seed spreaders, garden feeders and spray pumps.

If you enjoy leading a team of highly effective individuals in a fast-paced and high energy work environment then you will thrive as the Production Manager at our Temecula, CA production facility.  The Production Manager will have a considerable impact on the plant’s overall performance and customer relations of the company.

In this role you will:

  • Supervise a workforce comprised of 70-100 supervisors, hourly full-time, seasonal and temporary associates performing activities in one or more of the following are: production, equipment maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, warehouse, distribution, and/or field operations.  

  • Assign work and monitors progress, orients and trains associates, interviews and recommends hiring of applicants, evaluates associate work performance, counsels associates and/or implements disciplinary action, and establishes associate work schedules.  

  • Execute and enforce government, company and/or plant laws, procedures, and/or policies.

  • Ensuring quality and quantity standards are achieved in a cost effective and efficient manner along with the availability of materials and supplies; problem solving quickly when things do not go according to plan.

  • Communicate, implement and monitor safety programs and procedures.

  • Foster a team environment and ensuring positive associate relations to maintain a union-free environment.

  • Prepare and/or maintain various logs, records and reports, such as production, maintenance, inventory, etc.; may purchase supplies, parts and/or equipment; may assist in developing and monitoring the budget.

  • Get your hands dirty by operating equipment side-by-side with your workforce.

  • Assist other supervisors and/or Plant Manager in directing the overall operation of the plant, performing special projects as needed.

  • Plant productivity, including involvement in goal setting for the plant, and execution of plant production goals.

The perfect person will have:

  • B.S. degree in engineering (highly preferred), operations management, supply chain management or related field.

  • 5-7 years overall manufacturing experience.  

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Experience in a supervisory or lead role, specifically experience in associate development and safety.  

  • Experience in one or more of the following functional areas is required:  manufacturing, distribution, raw materials purchasing, inventory planning controls management, sales and customer service.

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Working knowledge of all facets of manufacturing including continuous improvement, team building, safety, associate relations, quality, and customer service.

  • Good oral and written communication skills and strong leadership skills are required.  

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.  

  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, problem solve in a fast paced environment and the ability to manage, motivate and train others to achieve required goals.  

  • Strong computer skills are required.  

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? 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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