Director Operations Germany (m/f/d)

Datum: 28.11.2023

Standort: Emmingen - Liptingen, BW, DE, 78576

Unternehmen: Steris Corporation

HuFriedy Group is a global leader in infection prevention, instrument manufacturing and instrument reprocessing with a combined experience of over 177 years in the dental industry. HuFriedy helps dentists to be "Best in Practice" by providing a closed "Circle of Protection" in the practice and offering first-class products, services, education and networks that lead to first-class clinical performance and results and also ensure safety for practitioners and patients.

As part of the STERIS Group, with more than 17,000 employees worldwide, together we provide comprehensive products and services to the healthcare industry. Our mission at STERIS is to help our customers make the world healthier and safer.

Become part of STERIS. Come and complete our strong team. In the context of a succession we are looking for a

Director Operations Germany (m/f/d)
at our location in Emmingen.


In this position, you will be responsible for managing the end-to-end operations processes at the site level, accountable for setting strategies and managing the operations team to achieve results as well as employee well-being, productivity, cost control, product delivery and quality.

Your scope of essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the operations team by defining the operations vision, assessing gaps and defineing key performance targets to meet strategic objectives
  • Aligns manufacturing operations measures to meet or exceed site, division and global business objectives
  • Develop and maintain an effective organization through the selection, training, development, compensation and motivation of operations manufacturing team, recommend and approve organizational structures and staffing requirements to support the company's business objectives
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement to optimize productivity and capacity, execute continuous improvement initiatives including determination goal setting and proejct selection and execution
  • Leadership of the manufacturing teams infusing quality and lean principals; support kaizen to improve the value add process
  • Communicate with all individuals or teams as necessary to ensure all associates have a clear understanding of company direction, goal and activity specific to achieve of objectives
  • Develop and lead associates through active coaching and target setting while cultivating a self-directed, engaged and results-orientied team culture
  • Develop capacity plans to meet short-term production schedules and support long-term growth forecasts
  • Taking the lead role in building in-house capabilities, serve on expansion projects and acquisition teams to support growth objectives
  • Monitor metrics and ensure the use of control plans, corrective actions and root cause tools to drive performance improvement
  • Develop, allocate and work within established budgets, managing activities to control spend and maximize profits
  • Provide analysis and input in development of business plans to achieve best-in-class operations, including investment requests (CapEx) and return on investment
  • Drive employee health and safety (EHS) and 5S/6S programs and GMP compliance throughout the facility
  • Ensure that all organizational activities and operations are in compliance with applicable regulations and laws governing business operations

Your qualification:

  • Proven ability to recruit, train and motivate stuff to balance staffing levels with profitability and growth
  • Experience in warehouse and shipping operations
  • Mastery of root cause problem solving skills and tools
  • Previous management experience  
  • Continuous improvement philosophy; previous lean enterprise and/or six sigma experience strongly preferred
  • High personal execution capability and proactive skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident command of written and spoken German and English

We offer you:

A secure job

  • A permanent and long-term job in a global company
  • Attractive remuneration and flexitime
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • 30 vacation days (plus special vacation days)
  • Company pension scheme


Modern Workplace

  • Ergonomic workstations and modern IT
  • Free coffee, tea and water as well as a fruit basket
  • Regular team and company events (e.g. Christmas party, barbecue, spring festival, autumn festival, ice cream)


Onboarding and staff development

  • With us, you will be part of the STERIS team from day one, working independently and with a team that supports each other
  • You will receive extensive onboarding
  • Your development will be promoted through regular appraisal interviews and individual personnel development measures
  • Annual employee survey and further training
  • We offer you an e-learning platform, language courses and much more


What's the next step?

The best way to apply is to send us your application with your salary expectation, earliest possible starting date and CV via the careers page or by e-mail via
We look forward to receiving your application!


If you have any questions, please contact Daniela Engelke, our HR Director DACH, by

e-mail: We look forward to getting to know you.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We look forward to receive your application!