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Sales Manager -Foxboro, MA with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in North America,–Massachusetts

Type of position Permanent
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location North America,–Massachusetts
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 10/18/2016
Date position available 10/19/2016
Description of duties

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world\’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The Sales Manager is responsible for developing world class relationships with major home center retail partners, increasing in-store presence of Scotts Company brands though the assessment of local market opportunities, developing sales/marketing plans, and supervising the work of Merchandisers & Counselors.

Key Responsibilities:
Business planning responsibility including:
* Analyze business opportunities and threats
* Analyze and prepare key metrics to educate our customers on business opportunities
* Effectively advise customers through metrics updates and business reviews

Manage and direct the work of Merchandisers & Counselors including:
* Planning, scheduling, and delegating work assignments
* Providing on-going feedback and direction
* Developing recruiting plans, interviewing and making hiring decisions
* Providing job training, including imparting product knowledge
* Coaching and developing career paths for each associate
* Manage budget by effectively controlling expenditures.
* Develop retail sales/marketing plans and other creative marketing tools and events.

Minimum Requirements:
* Bachelor degree or equivalent relevant work experience preferred.
* Minimum of 2 years prior field sales/account management experience.
* Previous retail merchandising experience preferred.
* Previous supervisory or leadership experience preferred.

* Ability to identify and troubleshoot problems to determine resolution.
* Knowledge of home center specific channels of distribution.
* Strong delegation skills.
* Ability to manage competing priorities and prioritize work.
* Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Demonstrated sales presentation skills.
* Must have proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
* Ability to read, write and speak English.

Physical Requirements:
* Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 60 lbs.
* Ability to occasionally climb an 8-12 foot ladder and reach overhead.
* May be exposed to changes in temperature and humidity including indoor/outdoor working conditions.

General Requirements:
* Must be willing to submit to The Scotts Company background check policy which includes Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check, drug test and background check.
* Must have current valid drivers license and ability to drive.
* High Speed internet access readily available.
* Flexibility to work evenings and weekends during in-season periods.
* Ability to regularly travel overnight by automobile or airline.
* Must complete all required training courses within appropriate time periods.


This is a list of the major responsibilities, duties, and physical demands required of this position and may not be all inclusive.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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. For information on how to become an approved vendor please see our Third Party Agency notification on our career portal.

Qualifications sought

Please see job description


Application procedure  
Submit what Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a3Jpc3RpbmEucmVlZC4zODQwOS4yNTU2QHNjb3R0c21pcmFjbGVncm8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Submit to Application Email: kristina.reed.38409.2556@scottsmiraclegro.aplitrak.com
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