Manager, Planning & Forecasting (Warehousing)

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Marysville, OH Full Time
Marysville, OH
18 days ago

Full 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 searching for a Manager, Planning & Forecasting (Warehousing). This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit[ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Manager, Planning & Forecasting (Warehousing)

This distribution leadership role integrates business practices that incorporate planning, logistics, shipment execution, and provider collaboration to execute at the highest operating standards through data analytics and performance scorecards. This position is responsible for supply chain planning, forecasting and inventory management of the US warehouse network for Scotts branded products.  Activities will include oversight and contract management of multiple warehouses to ensure that appropriate space, labor and accessorial costs adequately support the company’s sales forecast. 

Detailed Description:

  • Support and manage supply chain optimization through a Product Movement Plan, working with sales, logistics and operations teams in our distribution network.

  • Participates in the S&OP and PLM (Enterprise Product Management) process and engages with all distribution stakeholders to drive the execution plan.

  • Manages all financial and service related metric performance within the Distribution warehouse team. Lead for all daily/weekly/monthly distribution and logistics reporting.

  • Develops planning processes to align and balance the supply plan with demand in order to provide input for operational storage and handling requirements  (short term and longer term horizons)

  • Centrally manages all contracts for distribution, including term lease agreements.

  • Aligns and leads through discussions on the strategic distribution roadmap, including the expansion of technology, financial return on investment, and the total appropriation request documentation on savings opportunities within the network.

  • Provides support for warehousing network changes, system installations, new product launches, and product transitions.

  • Drives warehouse effectiveness and efficiency improvements with data based analyses (metrics) and recommendations using quality management techniques. Develops specific performance objectives and performance measures for warehouse operations

Specific responsibilities:

  • Strategic Implementation: Drive, develop, and closely manage the implementation of the distribution business plan for the network to achieve facility goals and implement strategic improvements   Prepare, review, and/or analyze business reports, and use the information to identify operational improvements (e.g., production, quality, safety)

  • Network Optimization: Support distribution site selection and develop facility plans based on product demand and strategic requirements. Identify appropriate solutions that improve costs, efficiencies and operational consistency. Collaborate across departments to develop Capital Expenditure plans and to support initiatives. Execute approved plans meeting established timelines and budgetary constraints

  • Inventory Management: Manages inventory balances and capacity in the distribution network and overflow storage to support sales forecast and meet service objectives. Provides inventory management functionality to assess proper inventory levels, aligning on triggers where certain events could cause excess inventory. Works to exceed financial and operative inventory metrics. Monitors waste and develops ways to reduce it through a financial budget.

  • Business Systems: Support our distribution systems; serve as a key stakeholder and operational expert for the scoping and implementation of new systems.Gather requirements and business systems are customized for distribution team needs.Identify opportunities for systems improvement and enhancements and partner with cross functional teams to scope, build and implement.

  • Partnership: Performs other duties and/ or responsibilities as assigned.  Fosters a team environment and engages associates to drive superior performance. Works with production sites to ensure quality, demand, and production requirements are being met to customer expectations. Develops a proactive approach to people and engaging them on a regimented basis.  Serves as a liaison to the corporate warehouse execution team to align on storage, handling and accessorial spend aligned with the forecast. Manages, with our Business Development teams, the Supply Chain modeling to align the customer item fulfillment to our service strategy.

Job Requirements:

  • 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.  

  • High degree of collaboration skills, as it relates to 3PL providers and internal network to help deliver outstanding customer service.

  • Strong business acumen, with a solid record of leading change and delivering strong financial and customer service results.

  • Analytical experience and knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures within a manufacturing CPG company and general knowledge of retail business a plus.

  • Expert knowledge of warehouse operations. SAP WM and/or Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) preferred

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communications, organization, consulting, resource management and technology utilization skills.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

  • 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, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), TREE (Together Respecting, Empowering, and Encouraging Families) 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. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID 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.

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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.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law