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Distribution Center Manager at Scotts Miracle-Gro

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Marysville, Ohio

Job Description:
Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day. Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace. Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today's gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a strategic leader with a proven track record of success to be our next Distribution Center Manager at our World Headquarters in Marysville, OH. This role can also be remote.

This position may be based remotely or at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The Distribution Center Manager will oversee multiple warehouses, managed by our third party partners, to ensure that operations, planning, shipment execution, carrier performance, and provider/carrier collaboration is executed at the highest operating standards.They will promote a safe and compliant warehouse operation while ensuring that Scotts branded products are distributed on time and at the lowest possible cost.

This position has high growth potential into a senior leadership role within our organization!

What you'll do in this role:
  • Own the relationship between the 3PL providers and all Scotts corporate business partners to promote exceptional service through our customer platforms while maintaining efficient distribution operations.
  • Drive warehouse effectiveness and efficiency improvements with data based analyses (metrics) and recommendations using quality management techniques. Develop specific performance objectives and performance measures for warehouse operations.
  • Incorporate industry best practices and continuous improvement for best-in-class operational performance.
  • Align And lead through discussions on the strategic distribution roadmap, including the expansion of technology and locations for network optimization.
  • Provide support for warehousing network changes, system installations, new product launches, and product transitions.
  • Provide daily/weekly/monthly distribution and logistics reporting.
  • Oversees the warehouse leadership to ensure that warehouse resource allocation safely accomplishes the work required to satisfy customer needs, evaluates performance, and provides feedback to associates as needed.

Specific responsibilities:
  • Shipping: Oversees, evaluates and plans the shipping that must occur on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to fulfill the orders placed by customers across multiple shipping locations. Determines the overall daily shipping requirements, assigns tasks as necessary, determines shipping methods and routings, monitors and evaluates progress, makes adjustments as needed that support service and communications that are consistent within the network.
  • Receiving: Oversees schedules and the receipt of products delivered to the warehouse. Ensures safe and efficient product placement in warehouse locations and the completion of system entries to insure inventory accuracy.
  • Inventory Management: Maintains overall responsibility for inventory management and control, ensuring accuracy. Oversees cycle counts, audits, evaluates historical inventory data and collaborates with purchasing and finance to maximize service and margins. Works to exceed financial and operative inventory metrics. Monitors waste and develops ways to reduce it.
  • Logistics: Oversees loading, scheduling and delivery options to optimize efficiency and effectiveness. Maintains working relationships with truckload, LTL and small parcel carriers to ensure service metrics are met.
  • Teamwork: Performs other duties and/ or responsibilities as assigned. Fosters a team environment and engages associates to drive operations excellence. Works with production sites to ensure quality, demand, and production requirements are being met to customer expectations. Develops a proactive approach to people and engages them on a regimented basis.

What you'll need to be successful:
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, supply chain management, operations, finance or other related degrees.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of distribution and warehouse operations, Direct to Consumer operations or logistics experience in a leadership role.
  • High degree of collaboration skills, as it relates to 3PL providers to help deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Strong business acumen, with a solid record of leading change and delivering results.
  • Analytical experience and knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures within a manufacturing CPG company and general knowledge of retail business a plus.
  • Flexibility to accommodate 50%+- travel is required based on business need.
  • Expert knowledge of warehouse operations. SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) preferred
  • Expert knowledge of compliance and safety requirements associated with the management of a warehouse operation.Ability to lead, engage, and develop warehouse leadership to deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communications, organization, consulting, resource management and technology utilization skills.

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).
  • 12 paid holidays and generous vacation policy.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor's office OR if you are remote, we offer a Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)
  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women's Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.


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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.