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Job Title:  Senior HR Manager

Req ID:  20730
Job Category:  Human Resources
Country/Region:  US
State:  AL
City:  Birmingham
Zip:  35222

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

As a key member of the Device leadership team, the Senior HR Manager will lead initiatives to provide an employee oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, continuous improvement, goal attainment and organizational growth. This individual contributes as a strategic partner in the accomplishment of departmental plans through initiatives that attract and retain talent, develop employees and leaders and align organizational goals and objectives.


STERIS Human Resources professionals are strategic partners responsible for the most important asset of our company, our people. Using simple processes leveraging cutting edge technology and a lean mindset we are constantly evolving. Our transformation helps us spend more time on what’s important, delivering value by acquiring, engaging, and developing some of the best talent in our space. More than just a collection of dedicated people, we are a global team focused on helping our business grow and creating a healthier and safer world. 

What to expect when joining our team:
•    An HR transformation in motion
•    Best in class HR technology
•    A modern approach to HR business competencies
•    An ability to make a difference in a growing, complex, international business with a set of products and services that focus primarily on the critical markets of healthcare, pharmaceutical and research and medical devices. Our mission is to help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

What You Will Do
  • Develop and drive strategic vision around human capital for the Device Operations’ teams.
  • Act as a business partner; advise leadership on all human resources issues and initiatives impacting the organization's business goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership to drive a high-performance team-based culture.
  • Serve as advisor and coach to leaders and managers around people management and development.
  • Maintain a highly engaged culture, motivating employees, fostering an environment with high levels of teamwork, accountability, communication and vision to employees.
  • Develop and manage talent acquisition/ retention programs and work force planning initiatives.
  • Provides employee relations counseling, guidance and direction with regards to disciplinary actions and terminations.
  • Drive performance management initiatives.  Coach and guide managers in the development and delivery of an effective performance management process and ongoing feedback.  Provides support in the creation of individual development plans for employees. 
  • Lead processes to identify high potential talent and ensure their continued development and advancement.
  • Take a lead role in organizational design and implementation partnering with the senior leaders in the business and other required groups as needed.
  • Drive the design or update of annual incentive compensation plans.
  • Ensure compliance with all employment laws/regulations.
  • In conjunction with corporate and business leadership, develop communication initiatives to align employees with the business goals and objectives and to address employee concerns.
  • Develop, update and manage processes and procedures. Develop organizational strategies by identifying and researching human resource issues; contributing information, analysis and recommendations to organization's strategic direction.
  • Support continuous improvement and lean initiatives.
  • Manage a HR team.
What You Need to be Successful
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience working as a HR Business Partner with experience in talent management, recruiting and employee relations in a corporate environment; preferably 3-5 years of management experience
  • Experience with the core aspects of Human Resource Management (talent acquisition; employee relations; performance management; leadership development; training).
  • Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items.
  • Exceptional skills in coaching and counseling at all levels.
  • Demonstrates skills/competencies in: critical thought process and systems thinking analysis/ problem solving, planning and decision-making.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively lead through change and improvement initiatives. 
  • Previous talent management and succession planning experience.
  • Courage to make tough decisions and deliver difficult messages with professionalism and poise.
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous business situations.
  • Strong expertise in developing solutions based upon facts/data analytics.
  • Must possess consultative style and approach with proven ability to develop credible relationships with business partners with a proven track record of success working with senior leaders.
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present their point of view in varied business situations.
  • Understanding of employment law and diversity/EEOC compliance.
  • Strong PC skills with MS Office, HRIS systems.
Offering You in Return

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.




STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

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