Hawthorne Gardening Company
March 1, 2022
Tulsa, OK
Job Type


At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for an Inventory Control Supervisor who will join our Tulsa, Oklahoma supply chain team.


This position supports the distribution and warehouse leadership teams to provide guidance and coordination of the Inventory Control team's daily activities necessary to maintain accurate inventory records according to the company's requirements. The Inventory Control Supervisor will lead the site Inventory Management program and report to operations leadership on all associated performance metrics, both operational and financial. Activities will include analysis of cycle count variances and inventory shortages, capacity planning, slotting and operational improvements, SAP inventory maintenance, and operational collaboration. This position also comes with the understanding of promoting a safe and compliant warehouse operation and ensures freedom to operate through the enforcement of standard operating procedures, company policy, all legal/regulatory considerations, and company/regional safety and quality procedures.


What you’ll do in this role:

  • Oversight and operational performance of all cycle count programs to ensure consistency and accuracy to the company standards and operational excellence. Identify and manage performance through all people, processes, and technology categories.

  • Maintain records of all variances according to established procedures and financial compliance.

  • Track performance by area, determine problems and root causes, communicate results and recommend appropriate action.

  • Ensure that hazardous and date-sensitive products are checked for expiration, quantities are correct, and exceptions are handled for the timely movement of goods.

  • Set up and/or change the stock-keeping unit (SKU) in the strategic pick location(s).

  • Ensure that all cycle counts are scheduled and counting is completed timely, accurately, and in compliance with standard operating procedures.

  • Administer all return shipments of customers in case of any shortages and damages and communicate the same to the manufacturer and/or shipping facility.

  • Monitor work of all inventory control personnel and ensure achievement of all objectives and provide improvements to the same if required. Provide training to direct reports on all inventory processes and procedures.

  • Monitor and ensure accuracy of all inventory transactions and maintain records of all bin locations. Maintain system data integrity.

  • Manage all communication with inventory controllers and make recommendations for the same. This includes all variances that need to be reported to the corporate controller's team.

  • Manage all inventory transactions and provide required feedback to the team as required.


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High school education or equivalent required; some colleges preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of distribution/warehouse/ operations and Inventory control experience.

  • Analytical experience and knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures.

  • Experience with SAP, SAP EWM, Business Warehouse (or similar reporting software) preferred.

  • Experience in Microsoft and/or google suites preferred

  • Exposure to compliance and safety requirements associated with the management of a warehouse operation is a plus.

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


Skills and Abilities:

  • Warehousing, and distribution operational experience

  • Inventory Control experience preferred

  • Strong analytical and statistical skills

  • Expert in Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google applications

  • Proficient user of SAP preferred

  • Business Warehouse, Business Objects, or other data warehouse reporting experience

  • Ability to accept ownership and accountability

  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally within the organization

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to use written and verbal communication skills to communicate to multiple levels of leadership.

  • Attention to detail

  • Active listening skills

  • Ability to be flexible and open to change


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.

  • The first day of hire, 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 and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.




Here at Hawthorne/ScottsMiracle-Gro, we believe providing an enriching and engaging employee experience is what sets us apart from other organizations. We recognize our employees are so much more than just their job title so we offer programs and benefits that support them in all aspects of their lives. Wondering how we do it? Below is a glimpse of our highlight reel…

  •  A flexible work environment is provided through remote, hybrid, or in-person experiences best aligned with the business needs.

  • Our Live Total Health program provides you with options to align with your personal needs.  Selections range from medical, dental and vision coverage for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependents to an outstanding wellness reimbursement program to an unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) as well as a 15% discount on company stock and much more

  • We know our talent is our most precious asset and your unique development contributes to our organization’s success now and in the future.  Career growth at our company is not always a ladder.  It’s much more like a rock climbing adventure.  Grow through exploration and experiences rather than a predictable linear path.

  • We value the importance of family. We provide access to Maven Family Planning and up to $30,000 to accommodate for adoption, fertility, and surrogacy.

  • Be part of something bigger by joining one of our Employee Resource Groups focusing on diversity and inclusion, family, education, and sustainability: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employees’ Network, Scotts Veterans’ Network, Scotts Young Professionals, Scotts Pride Network (GroPride), Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), Scotts Family TREE and our Associate Boards.

  • Join a company with a strong belief in giving back to the communities where we live and work.  We have a shared passion for service and volunteerism and believe participating in community service benefits our communities and strengthen

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 Scott's. 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.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high-quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters, and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company 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 Hawthorne Gardening 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 Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law