Finance Director in Marysville, OH at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 5/27/2021

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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 Finance Director who will join our Hawthorne Finance team in Marysville, Ohio.  This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH. 

The  Director, Hawthorne Finance provides financial support and strategic direction to our Hawthorne North American sales and category organizations along with monthly and quarterly financial close and forecasting oversight.  This position reports to the VP, Hawthorne Finance and manages a team of 9 associates.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Collaborate with cross functional leadership to forecast sales in $1.5+ billion North American Hydro business using driver-based forecasting.

  • Utilize multiple sales scenarios to understand the potential range of outcomes on profitability.

  • Partner with sales and category leadership to develop programs that drive growth.

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

  • Review sales and customer takeaway trends for the business and share insights and actions across functional teams.

  • Analyze customer profitability and make recommendations to improve performance.

  • Review historical trends and results and develop recommendations to improve operating performance.

  • Support North America Hydro financial initiatives and perform ad hoc analysis as needed.

  • Perform review and approval of various balance sheet account reconciliations on a monthly and quarterly basis.

  • Manage financial risks and opportunities for North America Hydro sales and category teams and counsel team on financial decision making.

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 roles required. Demonstrated record of increased responsibility, analytical problem solving, leading teams and effective communication.

  • Solid understanding of financial and accounting principles.

  • 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 supply chain.

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

  • 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. 

  • 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? 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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