Warehouse Manager in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/16/2021

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 Warehouse Manager to oversee a multi-shift operation in our Fort Madison, Iowa Liquids Manufacturing facility!

If you enjoy leading in a fast-paced and high-energy manufacturing/shipping environment, then you will fit in well as the Warehouse Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro.  On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for driving safety, quality, manufacturing, associate development, and continuous improvement activities improvements.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Manage, direct, and coordinate activities associated with the daily operation of the Fort Madison Liquids Manufacturing facility.

  • Responsible for budget planning and execution.

  • Develop and maintain a distribution strategy that supports the overall Scotts Distribution and Supply Chain strategy. This includes staffing, equipment needs, inbound/outbound scheduled planning, and execution.

  • Implement and monitor initiatives to meet or exceed customer delivery and quality expectations.

  • Provide direction and support to the Fort Madison operation including interfacing with shift supervisors, packaging supervisors, the transportation department, and leadership of administrative staff.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and proper functioning of the equipment directly impacts the cost of goods, production reliability, and the quality of the goods shipped. 

  • Work with external vendors in the coordination of the Fort Madison facility and equipment PM’s/repairs.

  • Conduct performance appraisals and department performance summaries.

  • Accountable for the overall safety and health of the employees within the Fort Madison facility.

  • Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures

  • Facilitate safety meetings with department associates.

  • Develop and maintain department SOP’s by job and activity.

  • Responsible for the implementation and direction of environmental policies and procedures within the department. 

  • Perform analysis of data including cost and variance, staffing, operational efficiencies, and department systems and processes. Other areas include inventory management, period cycle counting schedule compliance, and daily monitoring of SAP for inventory/discrepancies. 

What you’ll need to be successful:

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

  • At least 5 years experience in warehouse supervision or supervision in a production environment.

  • Basic understanding of distribution, transportation, inventory control, and freight routing.

  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access.

  • Strong leadership skills and a highly effective communicator with great time management.

  • The ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule and/or hours within a seasonal business.  Including weekends during our busy season.

  • Strong administrative and planning skills.

  • SAP and TMS system experience is preferred. 

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

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

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, and Scotts Young Professionals.


Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

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.