Project Manager in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

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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 Project Manager who will grow at our Vancouver, WA corporate offices. 

Responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation, executive, control and completion of projects, while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments and goals of the Company.

Additional responsibilities will include managing and supporting various company projects, research and analysis, preparing deliverables, meeting coordination and administrative tasks as necessary. 

In this role you will:

  • Proactively manage projects by using critical project management thinking skills- including but not limited to establishing scope of work and project plan, facilitating collaboration and communication between sub groups, managing timelines for project tasks, including mitigation of risks as necessary, reporting, ensuring goals are tracked and met, and effectively coordinating activities with project team.
  • Define project scope, goals, require resources and deliverables.
  • Present reports to leadership team on progress as well as problems and solutions.
  • Measure and track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals.
  • Generate category reports and dashboards for management decision-making.
  • Assist with the identification, retrieval, manipulation, and analysis of data necessary to make decisions to support strategic initiatives and ongoing program management activities.
  • Support managers and leads on projects to improve processes and performance.
  • Assist management and executive staff with other special projects and functions as necessary.
  • Coordinate meetings between management team and staff.
  • Take meeting notes and prepare materials for meetings.
  • Meet objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with team members.
  • Develops strategies, drives continuous improvement projects and plans key components.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks.

The perfect person will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related field, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years project management experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of overall manufacturing, logistics, or planning experience in a leadership role at a consumer products company.
  • Experience using SAP, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and JDA/ or similar planning systems.
  • Track record of building a high-performing team to succeed in a demanding, fast-moving, and growth-oriented atmosphere.
  • Proven project management, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with a proven record of building relationships and collaborating across multiple operations and corporate support functions.

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.
  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company.
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • 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.
  • Generous vacation day policy.
  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year. 

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: General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden 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 Scotts Miracle-Gro 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 Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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