Finance Director - Pricing & Trade in Marysville, OH at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 7/28/2021

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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 Director, Pricing & Trade Finance who will join our Finance team in Marysville, Ohio.

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, Pricing & Trade Finance provides financial support and strategic direction to our North America Consumer organization focusing on our pricing and promotions.  This position reports to the VP, North America Finance and manages a team of six to eight associates.


What you’ll do in this role:

  • Lead and direct pricing strategy formulation and take necessary pricing actions to enhance profitability

  • Track market trends and keep up to date on prices set by competitors

  • Monitor retail pricing across customers to identify and troubleshoot anomalies

  • Understand price elasticity of our products and make suggestions on retail price changes, channel deconflict activities, and other pricing policies 

  • Track & analyze the impact of promotional activity; utilize results to influence future plans 

  • Oversee all pricing in the ERP system to ensure integrity and accuracy

  • Collaborate with Sales and Finance to track and forecast all trade (rebates, promotions, etc.)

  • Streamline and automate team processes to allow for more flexibility and effort towards value added activities


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Education: BS in Finance or Accounting. MBA/graduate degree preferred.

  • Experience: 10+ years of post-undergraduate work in various finance or analytical roles required. Demonstrated record of increased responsibility, analytical problem solving, leading teams and effective communication.

  • Solid understanding of financial and accounting principles.

  • Prior experience should include solid exposure to managing pricing processes and implementing pricing initiatives. 

  • Must be able to work independently and manage a team.

  • Strong Excel & PowerPoint skills required.

  • Ability to develop clear presentations based upon data analysis.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required as this position regularly interfaces with senior management.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Must be able to work with little direction and to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment with sales, marketing and finance.


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.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office. 

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

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice! 

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and Scotts Young Professionals.

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.

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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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