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Director, Supply Chain Optimization

Company: Scotts Miracle-Gro
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 23, 2020

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 Director of Supply Chain Optimization who will join our Supply Chain 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

The Director, Supply Chain Optimization develops and leads strategic initiatives that support Scotts' dynamic supply chain network. This role positions the supply chain team to achieve significant cost savings and cash flow improvements and exceed customer expectations through network optimization efforts. The director collaborates across key internal business groups, including Distribution, Operations, Purchasing, and Planning, as well as external business partners to design and execute strategic initiatives that impact the company's manufacturing plants and distribution centers.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Analyzes current supply chain practices through data and observation, identifies opportunities for continuous improvement, and designs strategic short- and long-term initiatives to optimize the company's evolving supply chain network
  • Effectively communicates complex ideas in simple forms, both verbally and in presentation/written materials, across all levels of management and associates to gain alignment and buy-in on initiatives
  • Utilizes superior analytic skills to make data-driven decisions and create tools and dashboards to track network performance and continuous improvement efforts
  • Collaborates with the inventory strategy and planning teams to identify and implement solutions that optimize the flow of products from suppliers to production plants and distribution centers to the customer
  • Delivers cost savings through strategic optimization activities while exceeding customer expectations in the areas of service and delivery
  • Builds and leverages internal and external relationships at a senior level to identify and implement best practices that ensure the optimized flow of products to the customer
  • Designs performance targets to improve the supply chain network and deliver sustainable financial results
  • Participates in and advises on the design of the company's overall supply chain strategy to ensure network optimization efforts are aligned with the needs of the supply chain and other corporate functions
  • Interfaces with supply chain and business unit leaders to influence strategic decisions regarding network optimization and transformation activities

    What you'll need to be successful:

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain, or other relevant discipline, required
    • Advanced degree, preferred
    • Ten years of experience in a leadership role within supply chain, logistics, or operations at a consumer products company
    • Broad experience working across multiple supply chain functions, with an expertise in analysis, modeling, and continuous improvement, preferred
    • Track record of success in a demanding, fast-moving, and growth-oriented atmosphere
    • Keen business acumen, analytical and financial skills, and attention to detail with a solid record of delivering superior business results
    • Proven project management, problem solving, and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated experience leading continuous improvement and change management activities
    • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with a proven record of building relationships, influencing others, and collaborating across multiple corporate functions

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

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

        EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

        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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