Job Title:  Director, Customer Care

Req ID:  42496
Job Category:  Customer Operations/Customer Support

Chicago, IL, US, 60018


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

HuFriedyGroup, a STERIS company, is a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products designed to help dental practitioners perform at their best. Our 10,000-plus products, hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality. As one of the world’s leading dental instrument and product companies, we continue our commitment to advance dental performance by supporting these products with world-class service, education and peer communities.

The Director, Customer Care & Inside Sales is a senior role that provides strategic direction, management leadership, training and mentoring within HuFriedyGroup (HFG) in the pursuit of service excellence, globally.  This position leads all of Customer Care and Technical Service along with establishing an Inside Sales team to ensure external Customer satisfaction.

*The ideal candidate will be located in the Chicago, IL area with the ability to work a hybrid schedule in the downtown Chicago office or Des Plaines, IL office.  Consideration will also be given to those individuals living within commuting distance of the Phoenix, AZ or Rochester, NY offices. (A fully remote (within the continental U.S.) work schedule may be considered, which will require regular travel to Chicago.)


  • Provides strategic direction to the Dental organization driving the HuFriedyGroup value proposition to an Inside Sales and Customer Care team.  Defines and executes strategic initiatives to create and maintain leading Inside Sales and Customer Care programs to multi-channel Customer base in North America and globally.
  • Maintains close contact with key Customers (end-users/dealers/schools) to keep abreast of changing Customer needs and desires.  Functions as HuFriedyGroup’s customer advocate.
  • Develops annual budgets and ensure budgets are managed appropriately.  Counsels and approves allocation of subordinates’ budgets.
  • Responsible for recommending, implementing and maintaining optimal structure, processes, plans and IT infrastructure support that aligns strategically with the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates with the Vice President, Sales to ensure consistent sales strategies and techniques. 
  • Challenges existing processes as it relates to the Customer experience.  Leads innovation and continuous improvement and growth of Customer Care functions, supported by a clear vision, mission, operating principles and core values, long-term strategies, and tactical activities.
  • Manages mid and senior level staff who supervise the various Inside Sales, Technical and Customer support teams. Provide training, coaching and mentoring to ensure individual and group goals are met.  Evaluate performance of supervisors, coordinators and all Customer and technical service specialists.
  • This role will eventually have responsibility for building a formal inside sales function to achieve top-line sales revenues and sales quota attainment for entire scope of product sales and technical services.  Effectively communicate and work with Marketing and Sales leadership to promote and encourage HuFriedyGroup sales.
  • This role is responsible for the attainment of key financial objectives such as revenue, margin, budget, expense, product penetration, complaint handling, customer feedback, technical and product support, order management, and inventory management.
  • Collaborates with multiples leaders in the business to drive the total value proposition of HuFriedyGroup.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related major required. MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of  B to B Customer service experience, or a mixture of Sales and Customer service within a “best practices” environment
  • 10+ Years of management experience required
  • 3+ years of dental or medical sales, marketing or distribution experience in a management capacity is desirable
  • Service sales experience strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with dealer channel of distribution and/or business to business marketing
  • Proven track record of identifying and recruiting high potential employees and teaching/motivating them to be outstanding performers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with SAP


 Pay range for this opportunity is $114,500 - $171,675. This position is eligible for participation in our corporate bonus program.


Minimum pay rates offered will comply with county/city minimums, if higher than range listed.  Pay rates are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to local labor market costs, years of relevant experience, education, professional certifications, foreign language fluency, etc.


Employees (and their families) may enroll in our company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, health savings account, voluntary benefits, supplemental life/AD&D plans and the company’s 401k plan. Employees are covered by an employee assistance program (also available to household members) and long-term disability. Full-Time Employees are also eligible for short-term disability.  Full-time Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service and paid Holidays. Part-time employees working 20 or more hours receive a pro-ration of the full-time PTO allocation and paid Holidays based on their standard hourly work week. Full-Time employees are eligible for four weeks of paid parental leave. Part-time employees also receive paid parental leave, pro-rated based on their standard hourly work week.


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.

Req ID:  42496
Job Category:  Customer Operations/Customer Support

Chicago, IL, US, 60018

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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