Job Title:  Senior HR Generalist

Req ID:  40816
Job Category:  Human Resources

Birmingham, AL, US, 35201


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

The Senior HR Generalist partners with managers and employees at various levels to provide HR support and solutions.  Will work closely with onsite HR Manger to support Device Repair Operations leadership team. 

This position is based onsite in Birmingham, Alabama with opportunity for a hybrid work schedule. This role will also provide HR support for satellite facilities within Device Repair Operations and assume direct support responsibilities for specific groups over time.


  • Recruiting – Understanding STERIS talent acquisition process and procedures, and specific Device Repair hiring processes.  Partners with central recruiting team, HR team and business to support effective hiring outcomes.
  • Employee Relations/Performance Management – Consult/coach managers as they handle performance issues and talent development needs.  Directly manage, escalate or support management of ER issues as assigned, including investigations and solution recommendation. 
  • Champions positive employee engagement including:
  • Coordinating site activities as assigned 
  • Acts as a point of contact for employees to respond or facilitate resolution to common requests and questions
  • Partners with HR Manager to support proactive employees relations, including participating in HR project teams, such as career growth discussions, recognition program, EAP promotion
  • Partners with HR Manager in creating positive HR visibility and trust with Associates through various methods and channels (e.g. regular informal presence in work areas, HR training assistance, participation in business townhalls) 
  • Support strategic and annual HR programs and processes- including performance management, merit, employee engagement survey and action planning and others as needed
  • Support HR leadership team –key administrative support with policy procedures and company programs, project support, reporting/analytics, and champion HR initiatives.
  • Work in co-operation with functions such as HR Shared Services, Payroll, Benefits, Leave and Workman’s comp, etc.
  • Training – HR new hire orientation, and facilitate other HR training sessions as needed.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience with Bachelors in HR, Business Admin, Behavioral Sciences, Org Development. Prefer Masters/MBA, PHR.
  • 3 years of experience must include recruiting, ER, performance management, succession planning, and training and development.
  • Proficiency with HR systems (HRIS, ATS)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Knowledge and application of current HR trends, best practices and compliance issues.

Preferred Experience

  • Prefer Masters/MBA 
  • Prefer HR certifications in recognized HR tools or development programs (MBTI, DDI, PHR, etc).


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers 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.

Req ID:  40816
Job Category:  Human Resources

Birmingham, AL, US, 35201

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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