Transportation Manager 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 Transportation Manager who will join our Distribution 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

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Transportation Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for transportation management strategy, while ensuring network goods are distributed on-time in collaboration with third-party providers and contract/rate negotiations to deliver goods at the lowest landed costs.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Develop transportation strategies in alignment with Supply Chain goals.  

  • Develop and lead implementation of plans including robust metrics to deliver continuous improvement in service, cost and people. 

  • Drive day-to-day performance excellence; customer deliveries, network transfer orders & transportation compliance, systems (Transportation Management System solution), route guides, freight rating & payment discrepancies and carrier EDI (automated transactions through electronic data interchange). 

  • Develop & execute talent acquisition and performance management in the context of organizational succession plans. 

  • Internal & external collaboration and relationship development & management.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Logistics; MBA preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years of leadership in transportation roles (both field & corporate) with a consumer goods company, including demonstrated experience with cost crushing, best practice freight management and people development.

  • Requires experience and understanding of end to end Supply Chain including transportation, customer service, financial policies and procedures with a CPG company.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in developing and  executing strategies,effectively communicating with all levels of Management. 

  • Strong team development skills, analytical  capabilities, presentation and project management skills. 

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to build relationships internally & externally.

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).

  • 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 and a chef-run cafe.

  • 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.