Hawthorne Gardening Company
March 1, 2022
Orrville, OH
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!

General Summary:

Manages, directs, and coordinates activities of the Growing Media department for soils, potting mixes, and mulch at Orrville, Ohio. This position provides leadership in the areas of safety, budgetary, regulatory, and process improvements. This job also includes the career and leadership development of direct report associates.

Key Responsibilities:

· Plan, direct, and oversee the production areas in the GM department.

· Direction, management, and development of staff.

· Work to establish departmental budgets and manage expenses throughout the

· Support continuous improvement projects leading to more efficient production.

· Maintain production schedules.

· Work with other departments to maintain production levels. (i.e. DC)

· Maintain lines of communication with associates through effective use of monthly department and shift meetings to support facility goals.

· Coordinates the functions of the maintenance department for the first department.

Job Requirements:


· High School Diploma with 7 – 10 years in a Manufacturing environment with areas of progressive responsibility. College degree preferred and will count for some experience.


· Five to seven years of experience in a manufacturing environment with progressive responsibility with at least 2 years in the direct supervision of others.

Knowledge & Skills

· Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, planning/scheduling, process, and product development, financial controls, safety, and environmental regulations, continuous improvement, and management skills.

· Must be self-motivated and have excellent leadership skills.




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