Distribution Center Supervisor in Gresham, OR at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 11/29/2021

Job Snapshot

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!

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 Distribution Center Supervisor with an emphasis on shipping who will grow at our Gresham, OR location.

The Distribution Shipping Supervisor is responsible for managing all aspects of their shift as well as working with other departments and shifts to promote a safe, productive environment as it pertains to the Distribution Center.  You need to be a self-motivated leader who will set expectations for their shift and be responsible for their results.  Primary objectives for shift operations consist of loading and unloading trucks and warehousing products produced from the production plants.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • manage a team of 20 or more individuals which consists of full-time and temporary associates.
  • Ensure customer shipping schedule is obtained as well as review the following shifts and lend help when needed.
  • Work with associates to ensure inventory accuracy and compliance.
  • Work with the packaging department to produce good product quality as well as ensuring 100% packaging uptime associated with the distribution center.
  • Utilize SAP to monitor inventory and quality; make adjustments when required.
  • Train and develop associates in surge and loading procedures as well as customer specific requirements.  
  • Train and enforce on company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure a safe and compliant work area.
  • Monitor and order services or supplies as needed.
  • Manage overtime requirements based on manpower needs that are balanced by the budget.
  • Work with the returns coordinator on processing returned products.
  • Set and maintain high standards to housekeeping.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration or related study.
  • At least 3 years of experience in warehouse management or supervision in a production environment.
  • In depth knowledge of SAP.
  • Basic understanding of distribution, transportation, inventory control, and freight routing.
  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access.
  • A passion to coach and mentor a team to make them better in their career.
  • The ability to adapt to flexible work schedules and/or hours within a seasonal business.  Including weekends during the busy season.

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

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.
  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
  • 13 paid holidays and 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 and GroPride Network, 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. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID 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? 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.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law