Supply Chain Planner in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 5/27/2020

Job Snapshot

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    Vancouver, WA
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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!

The Supply Chain Planner is responsible for planning and managing production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s productive capacity as well as managing inventory levels. The site planner will provide a production schedule based on the demand planning process for all company products. This position will also play a key role in managing the fulfillment rates and lead time KPIs.

In this role you will:

Site Planning:  

  • Coordinate production workflow for manufactured products our Vancouver, WA location. Utilize MRP planning tools to optimize production schedules to ensure maximum performance and minimal delay.
  • Create production orders and complete daily production entries to ensure accurate inventory values.
  • Work with the Production Supervisor to ensure production schedules are completed to customer needs.
  • Complete month end production order sweep for month end accounting.
  • Obtain output information and end of day stats such as daily production numbers, percentage of damaged, etc.
  • Prepare and submit reports regarding daily and monthly performance reports.


Deployment Planning: 

  • Collaborate with all departments to ensure proper  inventory targets are maintained and shipments are delivered on time.
  • Drive continuous improvement by working with internal and external contacts as needed to resolve systemic issues.
  • Drive continuous improvement by examining existing demand planning processes and making recommendations for improvement.

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.
  • Drive improvement in new item processes and forecast.

Inventory Management:  

  • Work with the Supply Chain team to ensure production has all needed material for upcoming production and forecasts.
  • Work with procurement to ensure purchase orders are issued for packaging and raw materials from outside suppliers to support the production schedule.
  • Drive reduction in excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Provide reconciliation support as needed related to inventory, production posting and accounts payable issues.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in site planning in manufacturing or similar field.
  • Excellent knowledge of the supply chain flow from OTC to shipping product.
  •  Experience and working knowledge of SAP, MRP or similar demand planning systems.
  • Advance skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel and ERP systems.
  •  Effectively partner cross-functionally within the organization.
  •  Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication abilities.

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.