Sr. Analyst, Distribution in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/18/2020

Job Snapshot

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 Senior Analyst who will join our Distribution Supply Chain team in Marysville, Ohio.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The Senior Analyst, Distribution supports the distribution execution team to ensure Scotts branded products are distributed on time and at the lowest possible cost.  Activities will include analysis of warehouse and carrier performance, capacity planning, shipment execution, and provider/carrier collaboration.  Understands and promotes a safe and compliant Warehouse operation.  Ensures freedom to operate through the enforcement of Standard Operating Procedures, company policy, all legal/regulatory considerations, and company/regional Safety and Quality procedures.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Owns the relationship between the 3PL providers and all Scotts corporate business partners (BDT’s Purchasing, Customer Service, Sales) to promote exceptional service to customers while maintaining efficient distribution operations.

  • Drives Warehouse effectiveness and efficiency improvements with data based analysis and best practice recommendations. 

  • Utilizes Business Warehouse, SAP, SAP EWM, Microsoft Office and other reporting mechanisms to highlight improvement areas and measure site performance.

  • Maintains oversight responsibility for inventory management and control.  Oversees annual physical inventories, cycle counts, audits, evaluates historical inventory data and collaborates with purchasing and finance to maximize service, minimize waste and reduce excess and obsolete inventory.

  • Fosters a team environment and engages providers to drive superior performance. 

  • Provides support for warehousing network changes, system installations, new product launches, product transitions, and acquisitions

  • Provides daily/weekly/monthly distribution and logistics reporting

  • Performs other duties and/ or responsibilities as assigned. 

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, supply chain management, operations, finance or other related degree.

  • Minimum of 3-4 years of distribution/warehouse operations or logistics analytics experience.  

  • Extensive experience with SAP, SAP EWM, Business Warehouse (or similar reporting software), Tableau and Microsoft Office.  

  • Flexibility to accommodate 50%+- travel is required based on business need.

  • Analytical experience and knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures within a manufacturing CPG company and general knowledge of retail business a plus.

  • Exposure to compliance and safety requirements associated with the management of a warehouse operation.

  • Ability to engage and collaborate with 3PL provider leadership to help deliver outstanding customer service.

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communications, organization, consulting, resource management and technology utilization skills.

  • Strong business acumen, with a solid record of leading change and delivering results.

  • Supply Chain, warehousing or distribution operational experience

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills

  • Expert in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel

  • Proficient user of Tableau

What we do for you (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, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 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.

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

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.