Material Planner at Scotts Miracle-Gro in Marysville, Ohio

Posted in Retail 12 days ago.

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 Material Planner who will join our team in Marysville, OH.

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

The Material Planner will develop, align and document strategies to optimize raw material component ordering and associated inventory management strategies. These strategies will drive improvements in service, cash, cost and time through Network Loss Analysis.

This position will also be accountable for partnering with the MRP project lead to ensure that all raw material requirements and planning parameters, across multiple sites (internal and external), are accurate and planned via SAP MRP. This position will ensure supplier inventories & production schedules are optimized in a manner that supports cash, cost and service metrics.

What you'll do in this role:
  • Develop and implement system driven SAP Material Requirements Planning solution. This includes implementation of order optimization, transition planning, statistical safety stock modeling and incorporation of supplier inventory & production schedules.
  • As the category expert on Supplier Managed & Owned Inventory (SMOI), this position will own effective utilization of the supplier's capacity, component level master plans & inventory strategy (including pre-build). This position is accountable for assessing a supplier's Capacity vs. Demand profile and will act as SMG's single point of contact for prioritizing requirements across the supplier.
  • Develop and communicate component-level inventory management improvement initiatives, strategies, and budget.
  • Identify and manage timely disposition excess and obsolete inventory, blocked stock, and slow moving inventory. Ensure component material status is categorized & managed for appropriate life cycle management in SAP.
  • Partners with the Operations team to execute Growing Media Contract Manufacturing Strategy. This includes, but is not limited to, development of planning process, SAP integration, capacity planning & schedule compliance tracking, MRP planning and fulfillment execution. The ideal candidate will also be able to effectively manage both daily verbal and written communication with our contract manufacturing partners as required to ensure successful execution of the business.
  • Owns the development for ideal processes supporting the flow of materials and products to and from SMG's manufacturing & contract manufacturing sites.
  • Escalate issues proactively identified to ensure no business interruption.
  • Allocate inventory effectively across stocking locations to ensure reduction of wasted moves & in-bound freight optimization (Right Material, Right Place, Right Time).

What you'll need to be successful:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Logistics, Operations, Supply Chain Management
  • 5+ years of inventory management, material requirement planning, or procurement experience
  • Experience using SAP, JDA, or similar systems
  • Experience utilizing Material Requirements Planning tools (SAP desired)
  • APICS certification a plus
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience in leading projects with cross-functional work groups
  • Some travel required as needed to support projects and initiatives (

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
  • 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, and Scotts Young Professionals

Our commitment to Live Total 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.

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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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.