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Procurement Manager with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in North America,–Washington

Type of position Permanent
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location North America,–Washington
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 9/01/2020
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties We’re looking for a Procurement Manager to join our Hawthorne Hardware Category team in Vancouver, WA!

If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Procurement Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you will have responsibility for strategic procurement and category/supplier management to drive savings and change within our business.

NOTE: This role requires more than 50% travel including international destinations.

What you’ll do in this role:
* Create and implement comprehensive procurement strategies for category materials covering market trends, supply assurance, quality improvement, supplier development, sustainability, and financial & supply risk mitigation
* Effectively manage relationships with suppliers by implementing the vendor score card process
* Develop and implement cost savings projects and financial forecasting
* Negotiate and execute contractual agreements in accordance to established company policies and procedures
* Develop new vendor relationships and identify new products
* Ensure compliance related process and procedures are uncompromised
* Develop disruption mapping and mitigation strategies
* Own and maintain all category supplier relationships
* Lead supplier selection and development process while working with cross-functional teams like R&D, Marketing, and Quality etc. to develop innovative products
* Ensure suppliers are following Hawthorne sustainability guidelines and implementing required actions
* Lead evaluation of supplier capabilities, cost structure, risks, and partnership potential to determine supply base
* Report and maintain vendor rebate policies or promotional discounts
* Travel approximately 50% (Domestic & International)

What you’ll need to be successful:
* Bachelor’s degree focused in Supply Chain Management, Packaging, Procurement, Accounting/Finance, Economics, or Business Administration. Master’s degree preferred
* Minimum 5 years’ experience in a people leadership position within Procurement, Sourcing or Purchasing
* Ability to coordinate and organize numerous material requirements for multiple plants and contract manufacturing facilities simultaneously, while effectively sourcing suppliers and negotiating contracts for targeted materials
* Ability to effectively navigate in a regulated industry
* Knowledge of technical language of R&D (and often the vendors) and the business language of the Brands and Purchasing
* Strong computer skills (SAP R/3, SAP/PLM, MS office programs)

Some other nice to haves:
* Vendor Management experience/responsibilities·
* Demonstrated collaborative team player with a strong initiative to win
* Able to effectively communicate with multiple departments within the company
* Assertive self-starter with an Entrepreneurial spirit
* Creative/Out-of-box thinking and ability to successfully sell ideas in a large organization
* Ability to succeed in a competitive, fast-paced environment
* Consumer Products or Retail experience a plus

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):
* Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage
* Unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount)
* Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals
* Generous holiday and vacation days

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