Deployment Analyst - Planning in Marysville, OH at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 4/28/2021

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Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a Deployment Analyst who will join our Planning team. You could be located in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR area) as well as Marysville, OH (Columbus, OH area). The Deployment team is responsible for balancing and optimizing inventory across our network of Distribution Centers and Manufacturing Plants. Our Deployment Analyst partners cross-functionally to execute inventory strategies on a day to day basis to support growth, profitability and superior service to our customers through flawless execution.

Every day you will:

  • Work with internal partners to drive accurate and timely execution of inventory allocation strategies

  • Provide standardized reporting and ad hoc analysis to support strategic business decisions

  • Develop an understanding of the product portfolio and regional selling differences and their impact on the inventory strategy

  • Be a vocal cross-functional contributor as inventory strategies come to life – ensure the Deployment team’s point-of-view is heard and obstacles are identified and overcome

  • Bring creative solutions to improve processes and work with leadership to define new processes where required

  • Monitor timeliness of shipments, and work with production sites, carriers, and warehouses to ensure on-time arrival

  • Review daily inventory levels at warehouses against customer orders and demand to proactively address service issues and rebalance inventory as needed

  • Key metrics for this role include customer order fill rate (service), inventory turns, and distribution/transportation costs

To thrive in this role you must:

  • 2+ years in Allocation or Analytical role

  • Possess passion and curiosity

  • Be a self-starter and be comfortable operating when the path has not been clearly defined

  • Have a bias for action while being comfortable challenging the status quo

  • Provide flawless execution

  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities

  • The ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of cross-functional partners

  • Basic understanding of financial metrics and their impact on profitability

  • Analyze and manipulate data within Excel and Tableau to provide ad hoc analysis and recommendations

What makes this role unique from others:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll have the ability to define processes and procedures on the newly formed Deployment team

  • Work for the leading company in the high growth Hydroponic Gardening space

  • Extremely collaborative work environment with the opportunity to develop knowledge and partnerships across a broad range of internal customers

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 ($350)

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

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15%

  • discount).

  • 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.

  • 13 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company 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 Hawthorne Gardening 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 Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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