Transportation Solutions Manager in undefined at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

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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 Transportation Solutions Manager to join our team remotely!

Preferred locations are Portland, Oregon, or Marysville, Ohio but not required.

As the Transportation Solutions Manager, you will be responsible for leadership in strategy, planning & execution of transportation management solutions enterprise-wide. Overall responsibilities include blueprinting through implementation, including training and sharing of best practices across transportation disciplines to support a world-class operation. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Business lead to drive the project planning across the blueprinting, development, user training, implementation, go-live phases.

  • Leverage TMS functionality in alignment with Supply Chain cost-saving and cash flow goals.

  • Influence and lead change across senior leadership in a high visibility role. 

  • Increase level of data exchange to tie out operations and financial reporting.

  • Create standardization by business unit, where possible to leverage the tool.

  • Partner with IT to develop, lead and report the implementation of executional plans.

  • Drive day-to-day performance excellence; system performance, enhanced process automation, improved user outcomes, and actionable outputs to the business.

  • Internal and external collaboration to drive game-changing results in support of Supply Chain.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Logistics; MBA preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years of leadership in transportation roles (both field & corporate) with a consumer goods company, including demonstrated experience in delivering cost-out initiatives and best practice freight management.

  • Strong team development skills, analytical capabilities, presentation, and project management skills. 

  • Requires experience and understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain including transportation, customer service, financial policies, and procedures within a CPG company.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in developing and executing strategies, effectively communicating with all levels of Management. 

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to build relationships internally & externally.

  • Ability to accept project ownership and accountability.

  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally within the organization.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to use written and verbal communication skills to communicate to multiple levels of leadership.

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills.

  • Proficient user of Tableau preferred

  • Business Warehouse, Business Objects, or other data warehouse reporting experience. SAP is a plus.

  • Ability to be flexible and open to change.

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%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

  • In Marysville, OH: Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office. OR or Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350) if remote.

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • In Marysville, OH: Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, and Scotts Young Professionals.


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.