Supervisor, Production in Geismar, LA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/28/2019

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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 an Production Supervisor who will join our Mulch and Soil Manufacturing Team team in Geismar, LA.


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 Geismar, LA production facility.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Supervise a workforce comprised of 20-30 hourly full-time, and up to 30 seasonal and temporary associates in a multi shift operation, performing activities in one or more of the following areas: production, equipment maintenance, building and grounds maintenance, warehouse, distribution, and/or field operations.
  • Assign work and monitor progress, orient and trains associates, interview and recommend hiring of applicants, evaluate associate work performance, counsel associates and/or implements disciplinary action, and establish associate work schedules.
  • Execute and enforce government, company and/or plant laws, procedures, and/or policies.
  • Communicate, implement and monitor company provided safety programs and procedures.
  • Foster a team environment and ensuring positive associate relations to maintain a union-free environment.
  • Prepare and/or maintain various logs, records and reports, such as production, maintenance, inventory, etc.
  • Get your hands dirty by operating equipment side-by-side with your workforce.
  • Assist other supervisors and/or Plant Manager in directing the overall operation of the plant, performing special projects as needed.
  • 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 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.
  • Working knowledge of all facets of manufacturing including continuous improvement, team building, safety, associate relations, quality, and customer service.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and strong leadership skills are required.
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, problem solve in a fast paced environment and the ability to manage, motivate and train others to achieve required goals.
  • Strong computer skills are required.

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

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

  • Fitness club reimbursement.

  • 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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