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Senior Buyer, Lighting

Company: Hawthorne Gardening Co.
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: April 9, 2021

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 Sr. Buyer, who will grow at our Vancouver, WA Hawthorne headquarter Office. The Senior Buyer is responsible for sourcing of raw and/or packaging materials for the Lighting Category. This person will help lead Hawthorne Supply Chain through strategic sourcing processes, as well as directly negotiating and contracting required volumes. Additionally, the Senior Buyer drives reporting projects to support Hawthorne Procurement activities. What you'll do in this role:

  • Develop category strategies, secure customer alignment, and execute
  • Develop commodity strategy linked to operating/strategic plan
  • Negotiate materials in context of strategic sourcing/operating plan
  • Advise on commodity strategy and corporate policies
  • Lead assigned sourcing projects and drives them to successful completion, including market analysis, the RFX process, negotiations, contract creation, and contract management.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal Business partners
  • Drive cost-saving initiatives to align with company goals
  • Participate in higher-order procurement activities such as internal demand management and partnering with suppliers for innovation to add value and achieve continuous process improvement
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities, cost structure, risks, and partnership potential
  • Drive supplier scorecards / ratings on an ongoing basis to measure supplier performance
  • Provide Supplier Scorecard reporting to support departmental vendor relationships.
  • Drive department analyses including: MPV, Cost Center Budgeting, Days Payable Outstanding, Cost Out Tracker reporting. Hold Monthly review with team to highlight areas of opportunity.
  • Demonstrate a bias toward action and ability to work autonomously
  • Travel occasionally as business needs dictate What you'll need to be successful:
    • BS or BA in Purchasing, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, Information Technology or other business related field
    • 3 - 5 years' relevant procurement experience
    • Analytical and strategic thought process
    • Proven record in leading change and implementing new procurement concepts
    • Expertise in financial analysis with knowledge in cost model development
    • Team player with the ability to work on cross-functional teams
    • Proven leadership skills with the ability to assume leadership role
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Familiarity-- with HPS, MH, and LED lighting technologies Some other nice to have's:
      • CPSM Certification
      • Experience working for a Consumer Packaged Goods company 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.
        • 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, GroPride Network, and Scotts Young Professionals. Scotts 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 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. Posted 12 Days Ago Full time R6198 About Us At the Scotts Miracle-Gro--Company (NYSE:SMG), our vision is to help people of all ages express themselves on their own piece of the Earth. Founded in 1868, ScottsMiracle-Gro employs more than 5,500 primarily across North America. With approximately $2.6 billion in sales, we are one of the world's largest marketers of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry, meeting the needs of gardeners and growers. Scotts--, Miracle-Gro-- and Ortho-- are market-leading in their categories. We maintain a minority interest in Bonnie Plants--, the largest marketer of edible gardening plants in retail channels. Our wholly-owned subsidiary,--The Hawthorne Gardening Company, is a leading provider of nutrients, lighting and other materials used in hydroponic growing. To learn more about what it is like to work here, go to Are you currently a Scotts Miracle-Gro or Hawthorne Gardening Company associate? Log into the company's network and apply through Workday via the Garden. Language Preferences To change the language, click on "English" at the top right corner of the screen and select your preferred language. If you are already signed in, click the cloud icon and go to Change Language.

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