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Sr. Analyst, Material Requirement Planning 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 creating a brand new team of Sr. Analysts, Regional Component Inventory Planners!

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Sr. Analyst, Regional Component Inventory Planner for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you will develop, align and document strategies to optimize raw material component ordering and associated inventory management strategies. These strategies will drive improvements in service, cash, cost and time through Network Loss Analysis.
This position will also be accountable for partnering with the MRP project lead to ensure that all raw material requirements and planning parameters, across multiple sites, are accurate and planned via SAP MRP. This position will ensure supplier inventories & production schedules are optimized in a manner that supports cash, cost and service metrics.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and implement system driven SAP Material Requirements Planning solutions. This includes implementation of order optimization, transition planning, statistical safety stock modeling and incorporation of supplier inventory & production schedules.
  • As the category expert on Supplier Managed & Owned Inventory (SMOI), this position will own effective utilization of the supplier’s capacity, component level master plans & inventory strategy (including pre-build).
  • Develop and communicate component-level inventory management improvement initiatives, strategies, and budget.
  • Identify and manage timely disposition excess and obsolete inventory, blocked stock, and slow moving inventory. Ensure component material status is categorized & managed for appropriate life cycle management in SAP.
  • Owns the development for ideal processes supporting the flow of materials and products to and from SMG’s manufacturing sites.
  • Escalate issues proactively identified to ensure no business interruption.
  • Allocate inventory effectively across stocking locations to ensure reduction of wasted moves & in-bound freight optimization (Right Material, Right Place, Right Time).
  • Manage material status in SAP.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Logistics, Supply Chain Management.
  • 5+ years of inventory management, material requirement planning, or procurement experience.
  • Experience using SAP, JDA, or similar systems.
  • Experience utilizing Material Requirements Planning tools (SAP desired).
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate adaptability when faced with a new challenge.
  • Passionate and detailed in task execution.
  • Ability to be flexible and open to change.
  • Some travel required as needed to support projects and initiatives (10%).

Some other nice to have’s:

  • APICS certification.
  • Experience in leading projects with cross-functional work groups.

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.