Third Party Manufacturing Manager in Columbus, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/25/2020

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’re looking for a Third Party Manufacturing Manager at our Marysville, OH location!

The Third Party Manufacturing Manager is the key owner of all aspects of supply chain relative to SMG products produced by his/her external sites.  They serve as the lead contact to Contract Manufacturing sites, ensuring that contract production facilities execute to agreed-upon production plans and new projects, maintaining lowest landed costs for production and driving key supply chain, quality and safety metrics.  This position will be responsible for managing projects, developing analyses for cost savings, network efficiencies, E&O, etc.

In this role you will:

  • Manage overall relationship with all external contract manufacturing sites, interface between site and internal functions (Marketing, Purchasing, R&D, Planning, Quality…)

  • Negotiate pricing and other commercial terms with contract manufacturing sites.

  • Lead SC contact for all cross functional projects – new product launches, cost analysis on modified SKUs, special configurations, network optimization, etc

  • Managing periodic cost updates, analyzing cost increases/decreases and understanding driving factors, and managing upload into SAP

  • Develop and drive cost reduction projects

  • Developing detailed supply chain analyses including, but not limited to: material cost analysis, conversion cost analysis, plant selection, capital requirements, MPV analysis and root cause identification

  • Maintain MIM (Manufacturing Instruction Manual) for all facilities managed and ensure compliance from each facility at time of production

  • Ensure full compliance with FIFRA and other regulatory requirements relative to Scotts’ products.

The perfect person will have:

  • Strong Supply Chain knowledge and familiarity with general manufacturing and warehousing flow and operation

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration or related field

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience within Supply Chain relationship management

  • Comfortable presenting to large groups

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills

  • Ability to influence members of cross functional teams, strong negotiation skills

  • Proficient in MS Office Applications (Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint)

  • SAP experience preferred

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? 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.