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Manager, Inventory/Forecasting in Portland, OR at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 3/20/2019

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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 an Inventory and Forecasting Manager who will grow at our Vancouver, WA location.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the establishment and execution of the global S&OP processes for the entire company.

  • Execute all facets of the S&OP process to provide an optimum customer service level, fill rates, and working capital performance as defined by the organization’s business operating plans and strategic objectives.

  • Partner with the distribution centers, sales, and product management to ensure the demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon forecast.

  • Recommend optimal inventory levels in order to achieve customer satisfaction levels as well as mitigate inventory exposure.

  • Integrate NPI, EOL, Sales plans, Promotions, and Spares & Accessories, and other product demand signals to create a demand forecast.

  • Lead the S&OP management reviews, prepare all data and metrics for review, identify gaps and scenarios that must be presented, guide final decision making on open items and trade-offs, and prepare escalations for executive review where appropriate.

  • Create the S&OP minutes, communicate key conclusion to stakeholders and perform follow up of the actions.

  • Maintain forecasts and manage links between systems for forecasting, master production scheduling, inventory management and product development utilizing various systems.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or related discipline (e.g. Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance) or related field.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • 7+ years’ experience in inventory supply planning, inventory control, demand planning, forecasting or other related supply chain activities.

  • 3+ years’ experience with Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process. Experience in a multi-site environment a plus.

  • Collaborative partner and thoughtful leader who thrives in a growing business where actions will directly increase revenue.

  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems quickly using sound judgment and diplomacy.

  • A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles.

  • Ability to gain consensus on aligning supply with demand, through the merging of tactical and strategic planning methods across any number of organizational silos.

  • Expert Level in Microsoft Excel.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Adaptable and comfortable in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Ability to operate ERP and supporting software packages; experience with SAP a plus.

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.

  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays


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.