Manager, Planning (Remote) in Marysville, OH at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 11/30/2021

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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 Supply Manager to lead a team of demand planners, supply planners, and buyers in the execution of the demand and supply planning process. The Manager’s role is to be collaborative leader and to guide the team in order to meet sales and customer service objectives for Hawthorne’s Growing Environment Category.



What you’ll do in this role:

  • Provide leadership and mentoring for a team of demand planners, supply planners and buyers

  • Develop and communicate demand and supply strategies to achieve service level and forecast accuracy targets and reduce excess inventory

  • Collaborate with category, sales, marketing, manufacturing and other supply chain partners to ensure planning strategy is executed

  • Help drive the S&OP process to gain consensus and alignment with cross functional partners

  • Identify, drive and deliver process improvement to improve productivity and accuracy

  • Partner with cross functional teams to resolve supply issues; find solutions and drive to completion

  • Collaborate with key vendors to ensure inventory targets are met

  • Develop ad-hoc reports as needed to identify and communicate risk and opportunity

  • Lead a team, develop talent and drive succession planning  

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in a supply planning / manufacturing / logistics / planning environment

  • Experience and working knowledge of SAP, JDA or similar planning systems

  • Advance skills in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Effectively partner cross-functionally within the organization

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both visual and oral

  • proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills

  • Creative thinking and ability to drive continuous improvement

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%). No waiting period on vesting or match.

  • Discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a 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), TREE (Together Respecting, Empowering, and Encouraging Families) 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


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