Distribution Center Manager at Scotts Miracle-Gro

Posted in Other 24 days ago.

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Location: Vancouver, Washington

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 highly motivated Distribution Center Manager, with large or multi-site experience, to come grow with us in Vancouver, WA! Do you have a proven track record of successful leadership driving results through customer focus, team engagement, and promoting best practices in all aspects of distribution center and warehouse operations? The DC Leader will play an integral part in planning and executing distribution functions to achieve goals consistent with company profitability and customer focus, while coaching and developing associates to reach their highest potential.

This role offers high growth potential into a senior leadership position within our supply chain network!

In this role you will:
  • Establish strategic direction for warehousing activities of the organization.
  • Administer company operating policies, procedures and processes that achieve safe, efficient, cost effective facility operations and exceeds customers' & team members' expectations.
  • Manage the daily operation and service level of the DC, including creating a strong culture of safety and assuring products, parts, or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner.
  • Develop and implement operational procedures and monitoring activities, such as verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials, and keeping warehouse inventory current.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure coordination of warehouse activities with production, sales, records control, and purchasing
  • Balance productivity levels with costs to maximize profitability by providing department budget recommendations, establishing controls to assure optimum deployment of resources within approved budget
  • Recommending necessary changes for overall department improvement and efficiency.
  • Promote a team atmosphere through employee involvement, training and regular communication with employees.
  • Partner with HR in the areas of hiring, development, coaching and promotional opportunities.

What you'll need to be successful:
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or business related field. MBA strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience of progressive leadership roles within a distribution center/warehouse environment.
  • Experience working with MRP systems, work order, and/or warehouse management systems. SAP experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail, be highly organized, and have strong computer skills.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • High energy level and be self-motivated.
  • Passion for leading, coaching and developing engaged teams.
  • Drive, dedication and motivation for career advancement.

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).
  • 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 and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.
  • 12 paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.


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.