Technical Manager, Logistics Execution in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 12/22/2020

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 Technical Manager, Logistics Execution who will join our Business Application Services team in Vancouver, Washington.

This position will be based at The Hawthorne Gardening Company headquarters in Vancouver, Washington just across the river from Portland, Oregon.  

The Business Application Services (BAS) department is committed to supporting the company’s current and long term strategies. As part of the BAS organization, the Technical Manager, Logistics Execution will partner with the global Supply Chain community serving their needs in the order fulfillment, distribution, master data and the enhancement and maintenance of SAP EWM, SAP WM, Transportation Management Systems, shipping interfaces, and Procurement processes. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Provide day-to-day operational support for all logistics applications including but not limited to SAP ECC, SAP EWM, SAP WM, Banyan TMS interfaces, and participate in rolling out SAP EWM to 10 distribution centers.

  • Working with the development team, implement code changes to resolve production issues in a timely fashion

  • Lead or support small to large scale continuous improvement projects in SAP EWM, SAP WM, and TMS application areas 

  • Complete SAP or related system configuration as required to support functional business requirements

  • Write and maintain detailed and effective documentation for SAP and development activities 

  • Collaborate with business and IT teams along with external partners to support implementation of continuous improvement initiatives

  • Lead requirements gathering and design sessions with business and IT resources and formalize requirements and gain formal signoff

  • Manage projects and initiatives in adherence to Scotts standard Project Management Office (PMO) methodology including financial management practices

  • Complete unit testing and cross-functional integration testing for SAP development items

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Computer Science, Computer Applications, and Information Systems degree or the equivalent combination of training, education, or experience

  • Minimum 8 years of SAP functional experience, with expert knowledge in several areas

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills

  • Strong technical knowledge, with extensive hands-on experience in SAP configuration

  • Experience reading, debugging and developing ABAP programs preferred

  • Fundamental understanding of SAP Workflow, IDOCs, and EDI message types

  • Working knowledge of other SAP module integration points is preferred for this role 

  • Knowledge of project management concepts and deliverables 

  • Proficient in technical documentation and functional ABAP specification writing

  • Expertise related to SAP RF frameworks and supporting infrastructure is preferred. 

  • Expertise related to Ariba Indirect Purchasing, SAP Direct Purchasing, and Accounts Payable processes preferred.

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)

  • 13 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, GroPride Network, 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.  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.