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Job Title:  Plant Manager

Req ID:  30666
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Calcinate, BG, IT, 24050


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

We are looking for a manager, with experience (10 years) in managing a production unit in a complex environment, demonstrating excellent leadership and change management skills. The candidate will manage an Ethylene Oxide service processing facility as a profit center in our Plant, of approximately 30 employees. Responsible for all phases of plant operation, including supporting sales, production, distribution, Customer service.  Duties include adherence to regulatory agency, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, and Quality System policies and procedures.  Ensures positive employee relations and a safe working environment, as well as monitoring financial performance of processing facility


  • Establishes an organizational structure by assigning responsibilities, delegating authority and selecting, orienting and training direct report
  • Leads facility organizational staff by coaching, counseling, motivating and disciplining as needed; plans, monitors and appraises job results; directs and maintains activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale; fosters intra - and inter-department cooperation
  • Achieves financial objectives by preparing operating budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, compiling and studying costs and initiating corrective actions; requesting assistance from internal financial support as needed.
  • Ensure a safe, clean and secure working environment by establishing and enforcing procedures, rules and regulations; by initiating fixed capital requests; monitors all production related safety and security systems and procedures on a regular basis; chairs plant safety meetings that evaluate plant machinery, equipment and working condition.
  • Meets processing requirements by managing production staff in the most effective manner; monitors predetermined preventive maintenance measures designed to minimize equipment related downtime;
  • Ensures compliance with all pertinent corporate, state and local regulations and licensing requirements by keeping abreast of current and developing requirements; instituting and monitoring internal compliance programs and procedures; ensures that plant tours for visiting external regulators are properly conducted.
  • Minimizes and resolves internal complaints and grievances with the assistance of the Director of Operations and liaison with Human Resources, if appropriate.
  • Maintains professional skills, knowledge and abilities by attending educational workshops.
  • Provides protection to employees by promoting personal protection and issuing monitoring devices in hazard areas as required by safety rules.
  • Directs and administers current and new business activities by developing plans and strategies to meet Customer requirements and maximize profit; provides current or prospective Customers tours of the facility; leads internal, regulatory or Customer audits.

Duties - cont'd

  • Meets Customer requirements by managing plant operations according to established company policy; directs and coordinates all activities within the plant; coordinates requirements with Director of Plant Operations, sales, engineering, procurement, production, shipping/receiving, maintenance, quality functions and technology centers.
  • Monitors implementation of plans and strategies by collecting, analyzing and preparing reports for review by appropriate company management.
  • Minimizes and resolves external business related complaints by maintaining liaison with local staff, and facility staff to investigate and resolve Customer issues.
  • Promotes and protects the company reputation by participating in and representing the company in local community activities. 
  • Strives for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations; incorporates staff suggestions into analysis by responding to audit activities in a constructive manner and use findings to improve operations where possible.
  • Contributes in a team effort by performing according to the guidelines outlined in the STERIS Code of Business Conduct, and other directives; supporting the directives and decisions of higher level management and accomplishing other duties as assigned.
  • Through review of all reporting and transactional procedures, ensures the integrity of financial reporting and transactional procedures
  • Communicates in an effective manner by utilizing accepted business practices in a courteous and professional manner to provide timely and accurate responses and service oriented offers of assistance.
  • Protects company confidential information by properly storing, retrieving and disseminating such information only to those authorized.
  • Exhibits a commitment to the STERIS shared values of Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement through ensuring defect-free workmanship, assisting others to meet the Customer’s needs, searching for efficient and effective ways to reduce waste, being active and accountable for Customer satisfaction, and satisfying the Customer’s needs with a sense of urgency.
  • Contributes in a team effort by performing according to the guidelines outlined in the STERIS Code of Business Conduct, Lean principles and other directives; supports the directives and decisions of higher level management and performs other duties as assigned

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering General

Required Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of managerial experience, preferably in an ISO and/or GMP related industry with strong Customer focus.

Preferred Experience


  • Ability to effectively read, write and verbally communicate, both in Italian and English language
  • Ability to work independently under general guidelines.
  • Requires computer literacy to include word processing, spreadsheet and relevant software applications capabilities.  
  • Effective interpersonal skills as demonstrated through prior management experience.
  • Ability to adapt to changing duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitude or judgements; to generalize, evaluate and make decisions in stressful situation



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:  30666
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Calcinate, BG, IT, 24050

Job Segment: Facilities, Plant Operator, Plant, Change Management, Employee Relations, Operations, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Management