Assistant Brand Manager in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Vancouver, WA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/21/2020

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 Assistant Brand Manager who will join our Marketing team.

You could be located in Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR area) as well as Marysville, OH (Columbus, OH area). 

Our Assistant Category Managers are the leaders that execute their business unit strategy on a day to day basis to drive growth and profitability. You are integrated into the daily operations of your business unit to make decisions and drive action to deliver on the needs of the customer. In this role, you are responsible for managing cross-functional teams and influencing outcomes to develop and implement strategic projects. 

You may have a current title of “Assistant Brand Manager” or “Assistant Category Manager” or “Assistant Product Manager.”

Everyday you will: 

  • Analyze data, including sales results, customer insights, market research, and category trends, to identify business insights that inform strategies to grow your business and unlock new opportunities

  • Manage your portfolio of products through various states of the product lifecycle including new product innovation from ideation to commercialization and product management from go to market strategies to product maturity

  • Lead your team and cross functional partners through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to deliver against business unit objectives

To thrive in this role you must:

  • Possess passion and curiosity to continuously seek out opportunities and ideas to strengthen your brand(s)/product(s) and grow your business

  • Have a bias for action to quickly adapt and execute on the needs of the business while being comfortable challenging the status quo 

  • Be the expert on your portfolio of products and projects with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with cross functional partners within sales, supply chain, research and development, communications, finance and market research

  • Understand the ins and outs of a P&L in order to evaluate and manipulate it to align strategies within the marketing mix to deliver profitable results

  • Analyze and manipulate data within Excel and Tableau to uncover insights and provide opinions on marketplace dynamics, competitive analysis, promotion and pricing evaluation 

What makes this role unique from others:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll have the ability to define ideas and champion those ideas to management

  • Work for the leading company in the high growth Hydroponic Gardening space 

  • Be part of establishing a culture and integrating multiple brands while leading them into the future

  • Opportunities to interact and present ideas to Sr. Leadership on a regular basis

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

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

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

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

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

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

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.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu 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.