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Sr. Inbound Transportation Optimization Analyst 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 looking for an Sr. Inbound Transportation Optimization Analyst to grow with us at our corporate headquarters in Marysville, OH!

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Sr. Inbound Transportation Optimization Analyst for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you will analyze our inbound freight to determine potential cash flow and saving opportunities. You will also provide support for our newly created Private Fleet and identify opportunities to leverage for inbound shipments in order to drive cost savings and improved service levels.

In this role you will:

  • Partner with functional experts in Procurement, Operations and Planning to determine potential opportunities for the optimization of inbound freight
  • Determine strategies for suppliers to reduce freight costs, including backhaul opportunities, intermodal and mode shifting (LTL to TL)
  • Research industry and supplier trends that impact the transportation spend and recommend strategies to minimize impact
  • Document and share best practices for suppliers transitioned into the SMG network
  • Ensure route guide compliance by holding suppliers accountable to tender loads to designated carriers
  • Monitor loads to ensure supplier meets service levels, and proactively manage any issues that arise
  • Support the planned savings/cash flow targets established for each fiscal year, and proactively identify any potential gaps and recommend mitigation plans to close gap

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, finance, supply chain management, or a related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in supply chain, supplier management or procurement
  • Strong project management, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Strong passion for customer service and logistics excellence
  • Proven communication skills and ability to deal with difficult situations in a positive manner

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Previous experience with truckload or 3PL
  • Ability to build strong business relationships with suppliers, carriers and cross functional partners
  • Ability to excel in a rapidly changing business environment and deliver superior business results
  • Willingness to embrace change and accept all assigned duties for the greater good of the team

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.

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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.