Sr Buyer, Indirect Procurement in Marysville, OH at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 7/29/2019

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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 Sr. Buyer, Indirect Procurement who will grow at our Marysville, OH corporate headquarters.

The Senior Buyer is responsible for sourcing approximately $80+ million of various indirect goods and services, including Capital Equipment, Energy, Domestic and International Freight, and Warehousing.   Additionally, the Senior Buyer drives projects at the executive level within Scotts and at the executive level of our suppliers.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Develop category strategies, secure customer alignment, and execute.

  • Lead assigned sourcing projects and drives them to successful completion, including market analysis, the RFX process, negotiations, contract creation, and contract management.

  • Develop strong relationships with internal Business partners

  • Drive cost-saving initiatives to align with company goals

  • Participate in higher-order procurement activities such as internal demand management and partnering with suppliers for innovation to add value and achieve continuous process improvement

  • Drive industry analyses:  assess micro- and macro-economic factors and conduct financial analyses to identify industry opportunities and create strategies for risk mitigation

  • Identify and gain alignment to pursue new savings/value add opportunities

  • Determine total cost of ownership for products and services procured

  • Adhere to budgetary constraints

  • Evaluate supplier capabilities, cost structure, risks, and partnership potential

  • Drive supplier scorecards / ratings on an ongoing basis to measure supplier performance

  • Demonstrate a bias toward action and ability to work autonomously

  • Travel occasionally as business needs dictate

What you'll need to be successful:

  • BS or BA in Purchasing, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology or other business related field

  • 4 - 7 years’ relevant procurement experience

  • Solid negotiation skills

  • Analytical and strategic thought process

  • Proven record in leading change and implementing new procurement concepts

  • Expertise in financial analysis with knowledge in cost model development

  • Team player with the ability to work on cross-functional teams

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to assume leadership role

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong computer skills (SAP R/3, MS office programs, Ariba)

Some other nice to have’s:

  • CPSM Certification

  • Indirect Procurement experience

  • Experience working for a Consumer Packaged Goods company

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: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

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

  • Unbelievable 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.

  • Generous holiday and vacation days.

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.


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