Sr Buyer, Supply Chain Procurement in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/20/2020

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 Buyer, Supply Chain Procurement who will join our 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

As the Senior Buyer, you will be responsible for the procurement of active ingredient raw materials used in the production of Scotts’ controls products manufactured at internal and external production sites. You will collaborate with R&D and Marketing to develop 3-5 year global technology and innovation strategies and will be integral in the supplier selection and development process. You will also be responsible for financial, material and production forecasting as well as development and execution of cost savings projects. Developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing global raw material suppliers is also key to success in this role.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Work with cross functional resources to develop 3 to 5 year global technology strategies for Scotts’ pesticide product portfolio which includes insect, disease and weed control products.
  • Evaluate new technologies, supplier capabilities, cost structures, risks, and partnership potential.
  • Negotiate and execute supply, development, and toll manufacturing agreements in accordance with 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.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • 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 procurement, supply chain, research and development, regulatory or agribusiness field, ideally within active ingredients and raw materials.
  • Strong computer skills (SAP R/3, Google and MS Office programs).

Some other nice to haves:

  • Experience working for a Consumer Packaged Goods company
  • 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 you (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 (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.
  • Generous holiday and vacation days.

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.