Sales Manager in Boston, MA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Boston, MA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/7/2018

Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like plants....in 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...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for a Sales Manager who will be responsible for developing/managing relationships and executing business plans in the Boston, MA area.

The Sales Manager is responsible for developing world class relationships with major home center retail partners, increasing in-store presence of Scotts Company brands though the assessment of local market opportunities, developing sales/marketing plans, and supervising the work of Merchandisers & Counselors.  

In this role you will:

Be responsible for business planning including:
Analyze business opportunities and threats
Analyze and prepare key metrics to educate our customers on business opportunities
Effectively advise customers through metrics updates and business reviews
Manage and direct the work of merchandisers including:
planning, scheduling and delegating work assignments
providing ongoing feedback and director
develop recruiting plans, interviewing, and making hiring decisions
provide job training, including imparting product knowledge
Coaching and developing career paths for each associate
Manage budget by effectively controlling expenditures
Develop retail sales/marketing plans and other creative marketing tools and events
Assist retailers in the proper merchandising of Scotts’ product lines including the use of point-of- purchase materials, as appropriate, to meet the account’s needs

The perfect person will have:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience
Current valid driver’s license and ability to drive
Minimum of 2 years of prior field sales/account management experience
Previous supervisory or leadership experience
Ability to work evenings and weekends during in-season periods
Ability to lift, push and pull up to 60 lbs, and climb an 8-12 foot ladder and reach overhead.
Previous retail merchandising experience
Ability to identify and troubleshoot problems to determine resolution.
Knowledge of home center specific channels of distribution.
Strong delegation skills.
Ability to manage competing priorities and prioritize work.
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated sales presentation skills.
Must have proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to read, write and speak English.
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.
Advancement opportunities
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.
COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER!

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.

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