Production Planner (Remote) in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 10/22/2021

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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 Production Planner to join our team! This position will support our Liquid Nutrients site in Santa Rosa, CA facility, and is open to remote work.

Our Santa Rosa production facility is a state-of-the-art liquid filling operation. If you enjoy working with a team of highly effective individuals in a fast-paced and high-energy work environment then you will thrive as the Production Planner!

The Production Planner is responsible for the planning, execution, and management of the finished goods production plan for products manufactured in Santa Rosa. This includes developing production plans, deployment of product into the warehouse network, and managing product transitions/launches.  This role will also lead the Santa Rosa annual Physical Inventory process.

What you’ll do in this role:

Production Planning:

  • Utilizing production requirements from SAP.

  • Develop and communicate the production plan for Santa Rosa according to established weekly processes.

  • Issue and maintain production orders

  • Monitor production schedule compliance. 

  • Align with Operations on the shift plan by line that will meet production requirements. 

  • Ensure data integrity on SAP for proper planning to meet fill rate and inventory turns objectives. 

  • Collaborate with the Material Planner, Procurement team, and vendors to ensure materials are available to support the production schedule. 

  • Provide one point of contact for all plant-specific production-related questions from other functions, and utilize problem-solving skills to collaborate with other internal functions and/or external contacts to resolve issues.  Metrics that tie to this key work include customer order fill rate (service), inventory dollars, production site compliance, and distribution/transportation cost. 

  • Support and develop supply chain cost-saving projects.

Inventory Management:

  • Identify and resolve BOM errors or other issues with gen-codes / unit-of-measure which create inventory discrepancies between software and actual counts. 

  • Lead the execution of the annual Physical Inventory process.

Deployment Planning:

  • Collaborate with the planning team in Vancouver to develop and execute the most cost-effective plan to deploy production and maintain inventory supply across the warehouse network, balanced against fill rate results. 

  • Monitor timeliness of shipments, and work with sites, carriers, and warehouses to ensure on-time shipment from production site and on-time arrival at warehouses.

New Item Tracking/Planning:

  • Participate in annual execution of new SKU initiatives. 

  • Includes participation in project planning meetings with other internal functions, and ensuring product is available to ship from across the network to meet target availability dates.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in a production planning environment. 

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Production or planning systems experience using SAP, JDA, Blue Ridge or similar preferred.

  • Must have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Supply chain processes and procedures within a Manufacturing CPG company preferred.

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, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and 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