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

Date Posted: 11/17/2018

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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...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!  

We are looking to recruit an experienced Strategy, Senior Analyst who will join our Strategy Team.

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 Strategy, Senior Analyst will deliver value through research, analysis, insights and action that support the Company’s top initiatives. This Senior Analyst position will have a wide range of responsibilities from conducting research to modeling financial data in support of the Company’s top initiatives. This is a high-visibility role in our growing Strategy Team.

In this role you will:

  • Support a wide range of projects in order to answer urgent questions from senior leaders;
  • Conduct research, analyze data, distill key insights, and deliver informed recommendations. (industry trends, competitive intelligence, pricing);
  • Support special projects at the direction of the CEO, President, CFO, or SVP of Strategy;
  • Provide financial and analytical support the to Mergers & Acquisition process, as directed;
  • Work closely with data and reporting experts within the operations team on analytic process needs;
  • Solve business problems by gathering the right data, identifying abnormal trends and providing actionable recommendations to quantify financial impacts.    

The perfect person will have:

  • Proven analytical abilities with high attention to detail;
  • A bias for action;
  • 3+ years of experience with finance, analytics, and managing multiple projects;
  • Experience building presentations and distilling key insights for business leaders;
  • Strong relationship building skills with internal teams and external vendors;
  • Experience in managing multiple projects while delivering against aggressive deadlines;
  • Experience with Tableau and/or SQL (experience with SAS, SPSS, or R is a plus);
  • Proficiency in Business Intelligence (BI) reporting;
  • Familiar with statistical concepts;
  • Knowledge of basic financial analysis methods such as NPV and IRR analysis;
  • Strong written and verbal communication;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, open work environment;
  • Bachelors Degree preferred in Finance, Statistics,  Economics, Accounting, Engineering, MBA is a plus.

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: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens 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 Miracle-Gro 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.