Distribution Supervisor- Weekend Shift in Gresham, OR at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 1/9/2021

Job Snapshot

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!

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 Distribution Supervisor who will grow at our Vancouver, WA distribution facility.

The Distribution Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of the distribution operation during their shift as well as working with other departments to promote a safe and productive work environment. This person needs to be a self motivated leader who will set expectations for their team and support all efforts necessary to meet our goals.  




What you will do in this role:

  • Lead a team of 20 or more individuals which consists of full-time and temporary associates.

  • Ensure orders are pulled accurately and processed timely to ensure premium customer service.

  • Work with team members to support all inventory processes and protocols as it pertains to picking orders and replenishing bin locations.

  • Manage all building, equipment and COVID safety expectations and documentation for each team member.

  • Utilize SAP to monitor orders, inventory and shipping instructions; make adjustments when required. 

  • Proactively communicate with all trucking companies to ensure orders are processed and shipped out immediately after completion.

  • Collaborate cross functionally to ensure unforeseen bottlenecks in the operation are mitigated.

  • Train and enforce company policies and procedures.

  • Ensure a safe and compliant work area.

  • Monitor and order services or supplies as needed.

  • Manage labor and overtime requirements based on business needs.

  • Work with the returns coordinator on processing returned products.

  • Set and maintain high standards to housekeeping within the Shipping department and all shared spaces.

  • Support all training and development efforts to provide long term career opportunities for employees.


What you will need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration or related study.

  • At least 3  years experience in warehouse supervision or supervision in a production environment.

  • In depth knowledge of SAP.

  • Basic understanding of distribution, transportation, inventory control, and freight routing.

  • Computer skills including, but not limited to, MicroSoft Excel, Word, and Access.

  • A passion to coach and mentor a team to make them better in their career.

  • The ability to adapt to flexible work schedules and/or hours within a seasonal business.  Including weekends and nights during the busy season.

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).

  • 12 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 and GroPride Network, 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.  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.