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Supervisor, Production in Vance, AL at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 4/20/2019

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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 Production Supervisor who will join our Growing Media (mulch and soil) Manufacturing team in Vance, AL.

If you enjoy leading a team of highly effective individuals in a fast-paced and high energy work environment then you will thrive as the Production Supervisor at our Vance, AL location. The Production Supervisor is responsible for the execution of plant objectives including financial, safety, associate development, quality, and customer service. This is accomplished through the leadership, guidance and coaching given to 20-60 full-time and temporary hourly associate in the production, warehousing, distribution, and/or field operations. This position has considerable impact upon the plant’s contribution to the Growing Media division’s overall performance and customer relations.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Supervises a workforce comprised of 20-60 hourly full-time and temporary associates performing activities in one or more of the following are: production, equipment maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, warehouse, distribution, and/or field operations.
  • Execution and enforcement of government, company and/or plant laws, procedures, and/or policies.
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise work activities and operation related to area(s) of responsibility; ensures quality and quantity standards are achieved in a cost effective and efficient manner; ensures availability of materials and supplies; identifies problems and initiates or recommends corrective action.
  • Communicate, implement, and monitor safety programs and procedures, participates in and leads safety meetings; ensures proper use and maintenance of equipment; identifies safety improvements; leads and enforces housekeeping standards.
  • Foster a team environment by promoting open channels of communication, building commitment to a common vision and establishing and maintaining positive communication with associates; implementing proactive measures to ensure positive associate relations to maintain a union-free environment.
  • Prepares and/or maintains various logs, records and reports, such as production, maintenance, inventory, etc.; may purchase supplies, parts and/or equipment; may assist in developing and monitoring the budget.
  • As needed, operates equipment and performs duties related to the success operation of the department.
  • Assists other supervisors and/or Plant Manager in directing the overall operation of the plant, performing special projects as needed.
  • Responsible for plant productivity, including involvement in goal setting for the plant, and execution of plant production goals.


What you'll need to be successful:

  • B.S. degree in engineering (highly preferred), business management, operations management, supply chain management or a related field preferred.
  • 2-5 years overall manufacturing experience.  
  • Experience in a supervisory or lead role is highly desired, specifically experience in associate development and safety.  
  • Experience in one or more of the following functional areas is required:  manufacturing, distribution, raw materials purchasing, inventory planning controls management, sales and customer service.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • 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.

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