Sourcing Manager, Active Ingredients in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/6/2019

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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 Sourcing Manager, Active Ingredients to join the the Scotts Miracle-Gro 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

This position is responsible for the procurement of active ingredient raw materials used in the production of Scotts’ controls products manufactured at internal and external production sites.  The individual in this position will collaborate with R&D and Marketing to develop a 3-5 y year global technology and innovation strategies and will be responsible for leading the supplier selection and development process.  Monthly duties also include financial forecasting as well as development and execution of cost savings projects. The individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing global raw material suppliers.  

In this role you will:

  • Work with cross functional resources to develop 3 to 5 year global technology strategies for Scotts’ controls product portfolio which includes insect, disease and weed control products.

  • Lead evaluation of supplier capabilities, cost structure, risks, and partnership potential.

  • Negotiate and execute supply, development, and toll manufacturing agreements in accordance to established company policies and procedures.

  • Create and implement comprehensive procurement strategies for all responsibilities.

  • Develop and implement cost savings projects that annually generate a minimum of 2-3% of assigned spend.

  • Ensure compliance related process and procedures are uncompromised.

  • Develop disruption mapping and mitigation strategies.

  • Travel as required.

The perfect candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business Administration, Agriculture, Entomology, Chemical Engineering or related field.

  • Industry knowledge of active ingredients (natural and synthetic herbicides and pesticide ingredients) and key suppliers of active ingredients.

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years in sourcing, purchasing and procurement ideally within active ingredients and raw materials.

  • International purchasing experience preferred.

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

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Highly motivated, capable of operating without supervision.

  • Demonstrated collaborative team player with a strong initiative to win.

  • Assertive self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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

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

  • 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.

  • High degree of critical thinking.  Must be able to independently source and evaluate supplier capabilities.  Must be able to make methodical and intelligent decisions relative to strategy and negotiations.

  • Ability to effectively navigate in a regulated industry (global agrochemical industry).

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreen’s 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 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.

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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.