IT Program Manager (Remote)
Scotts Miracle-Gro

Ohio, Ohio

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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 a IT Program Manager to join the Business Transformation group at our Corporate Headquarters.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The IT Program Manager will be responsible for leading, managing, and successfully executing projects in support of the strategy. It requires the ability to excel at the manager level, and then consistently demonstrate the skills, experience, and readiness to rapidly move up in the organization to assume director-level responsibilities.

What you'll do in this role:

Plan, lead, manage and execute on projects in GBP Team with the following key activities-

  • Define the project approach; prepare and manage the project control documents (e.g. Project Charter, Project Schedule, RAID logs, Resource Plans, Roles and Approvals etc.).
  • Manage project forecasts and expenditure, track spend, submit accruals and manage vendor invoice processing.
  • Evaluate vendors, manage project contract negotiations.
  • Control project scope and monitor project schedules.
  • Effectively partner with the business and consulting resources of the project team to ensure alignment on all aspects of the project: scope, schedule, budget, and change management approach.
  • This position is expected to influence and gain alignment with people at all levels in the organization.
  • Partner effectively with the IT lead to ensure all business requirements, technical and infrastructure needs of the project are included in project scope and delivered on in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Scotts standards and project methodologies are followed throughout the project, mentor the team on such standards and methodology to ensure these are followed after you've been transitioned off the project.
  • Provide leadership and direction to all members of the Project Team which may include external vendors
  • Assist business partners in getting all deliverables and alignments completed on time.
  • Prepare and communicate the project status to the key stakeholders such as Executive Steering Committee members, Advisory Board members, Project Sponsor through multiple channels such as weekly reports, status meetings, etc.
  • Experience in creating and implementing metrics to measure and drive high performance.
  • Ensure effectiveness of the project structure and roles. Continuously improve the project approach as needed.
  • Create, communicate, align and engage an escalation approach for the project to ensure on time and on budget delivery.
  • Budget accountabilities will vary by project. Participate in annual budgeting exercise for the department.
  • Expected to function with minimal supervision.
  • Not required to directly supervise associates, but will facilitate and lead cross-functional teams of resources from within the organization, as well as consulting or other third parties resources.

What you'll need to be successful:
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Minimum of 10 years of total working experience.
  • Project Management - minimum of 6 years' experience in leading IT projects which includes success in managing, budgeting, forecasting, staffing/deployment, time management, schedule and work plan management, financial control, status reporting, issue management and risk management.
  • Prior experience desired in business process design, which includes success in designing sustainable business processes to drive expected business results.
  • The ability to oversee multiple projects at one time

  • Mentor more junior project managers to ensure quality delivery of projects

  • Problem Solving & Analysis
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication & Leadership
  • Relationship Building
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Influence & Organizational Savvy
  • Planning & Organizing

Some other nice to have's:
  • Masters Degree.
  • Lean Six-Sigma.
  • PMP Certification.

Non-Technical Skills:
  • Problem Solving & Analysis
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication & Leadership
  • Relationship Building
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Influence & Organizational Savvy
  • Planning & Organizing

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
  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount)
  • 13 paid holidays and generous vacation policy
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor's office
  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • 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

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 Scotts. 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? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

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.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law

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