Manager, Outdoor Growing Business in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 6/6/2020

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!

We are looking for a Manager of our Outdoor Cultivation Business at Hawthorne Gardening Co. across the US. This role will be key to identifying new hemp and other outdoor cultivators while managing existing client base. Manages development, implementation and execution of sales plan with client base.  Primary sales contact for all Hawthorne Signature and Distributed goods for the hemp and outdoor growing channel.  Works cross-functionally with Tech Services, Finance, Customer Service and Supply Chain. 

In this role you will:

  • Manage the relationship and needs of key hemp and other outdoor cultivators to ensure we are providing best-in-class account management across all facets of customers’ operations.

  • Lead, manage and implement strategic selling and business planning processes with both internal and external business partners, resulting in a long term strategic joint business plan.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with tech services to support growing operations and the use of Hawthorne Products.

  • Work with all cross functional teams to effectively manage products, margins, fill rate goals, tech service issues and opportunities.

  • Communicate with and support HGC Sales in executing customer plans and sales opportunities.

  • Flexibility to accommodate 60%+- travel as required based on business need.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree required (Horticultural emphasis preferred)

  • Experience in sales of consumer products

  • Familiar with Large commercial agriculture growing practices

  • Strong customer relationship management experience in the hemp or ag channel

This is what we will bring to the table:

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

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

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

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

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

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

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.