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Job Title:  Operations Manager

Req ID:  32207
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Biassono, MB, IT, 20853


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

An exciting opportunity to be part of a new site commissioning and routine operations as Operations Manager, reporting to the Plant Manager. Initially, the role will involve some travel primarily to our other Italian sites, but also regionally, aimed at inducting you into the business, training, and meeting the team.

We are looking for an Operations Manager who will be responsible and accountable for customer management, operational management, quality performance, engineering, Health & Safety, Security and Environmental management of the AST ITA plant of about 30 people.

We are looking for someone who is not only an experienced Operations Manager, but would enjoy “rolling up their sleeves” and being involved in many activities as we commission the site.

She/he will provide regular and appropriate performance information to STERIS Managers/Director and ensure compliance to all relevant Company and legal regulations.


  • Ensure safe operations of the plant and company by development of an effective safety culture, enforcement of safety practices in compliance to internal and external requirements and regulations.
  • In conjunction with the (Senior) Sales Managers ensure the effective management of existing and new Customers and drive Customer satisfaction.
  • Provide Leadership to ensure continuous improvement of business processes and activities in line with STERIS world class safety objectives and the Quality management system.
  • Manage and develop 20+ staff, allocate resources and assign specific duties to achieve pre-determined commercial and business objectives for the business in the plant
  • Ensure that the business operates within and towards the published STERIS Corporate vision and global objectives, including LEAN, 5S, Sustainability and One Team One Goal strategies.
  • Apply to STERIS Values, culture and ethos managing the business, it’s Customers and staff.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • Solid technical, commercial or related experience
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Proven technical capability
  • Proven leadership qualities (leading by example)
  • High degree of trust, integrity and honesty
  • Acute awareness of the importance of safety to the business
  • Willing to go the extra mile for our Customers (Customer First, always)
  • Good understanding of the principle of continuous improvement
  • Well-developed understanding of risk and risk avoidance
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Good understanding of the local business market. Some exposure to the medical device and/or pharmaceutical industries would be a distinct advantage
  • Able to remain calm under pressure and make rational decisions
  • Attention to detail

Preferred Experience



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  32207
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Biassono, MB, IT, 20853

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