Manufacturing Director in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/28/2021

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!

We are looking for a Manufacturing Director who will lead our Hawthorne Gardening Company. This position leads the North America, West manufacturing network for Hawthorne brands, and is located in the Vancouver, WA area (relocation package available). This position has direct responsibility for all service and financial metrics within this network. Responsibilities include analysis of manufacturing plant performance, capacity planning, and production execution. Lastly, this position understands and promotes safe and compliant operations and ensures freedom to operate through the enforcement of Standard Operating Procedures, company policy, all legal/regulatory considerations, and company/regional Safety and Quality procedures.

If you’re a visionary, thrive off of continuous improvement, and find joy in leading people, then you will fit in well as the Director to oversee our manufacturing facilities. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Oversee plant operations including production, packaging, engineering, maintenance, warehousing, shipping, and receiving.

  • Directly lead a team 2 Plant Leaders (Woodland & Centennial) with teams totaling 10 salaried and 250+ hourly and seasonal associates.

  • Establish short and long-term strategic operating objectives that drive margin improvements. 

  • Identify and execute continuous improvement initiatives to drive value and improve the bottom line.

  • Review and approve operating budgets, capital plans, and cash flow budgets that support company initiatives.

  • Ensure company safety programs are best-in-class and part of the Scotts culture. 

  • Partner with Sales and Marketing in new product development and promotional strategies.

  • Drive activity to improve key performance areas such as safety, quality, financial, and customer service.  

  • Develop and maintain positive community relations: participate in community activities and organizations to promote good will and a positive company image.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree focused in Engineering (highly preferred), Supply Chain, Manufacturing or other related field. 

  • 3-5 years experience leading multiple plants preferred with a minimum of 5-7 years as the leader of a large manufacturing facility (200+ associates)

  • Minimum 7-10 years overall manufacturing experience with a focus on budgetary, capital planning, P&L responsibilities, continuous improvement, purchasing, distribution, associate development, and safety.  

  • A track record of developing long term strategic initiatives across multiple business functions. 

  • Ability to engage and inspire leaders and associates to deliver outstanding customer service.

  • Political savviness and the ability to interact with associates ranging from an hourly operator all the way up to the CEO. 

  • Exceptional communication skills and a passion for leading people.

  • Personal drive, and focus on continuous improvement. 

  • Strong business acumen, with a solid record of leading change and delivering results.

  • Flexibility to accommodate 35%+- travel as required based on business need.

What we do for our associates (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.

  • 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), 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