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Job Title:  Value Stream Manager -Infection Prevention Technologies

Req ID:  31951
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131


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.

The Role


The Value Stream Manager in the STERIS Infection Prevention Technologies (IPT) business segment will lead a team of at least 25 production machine operators, assemblers/ packagers, as well as maintenance technicians, automation technicians and quality technicians in a fast-paced production environment using heat sealing equipment. In this role, you will be responsible for achieving annual objectives for safety, quality, delivery and cost for your value stream. Embraces Lean transformation through education of self and direct reports, kaizen concepts and activities, visual management tools, and root cause problem solving. Works closely with the Director of Operations to establish goals and objectives and strategies to achieve them. By utilizing key leadership principles of respect, humility, and leading by example, this position will create a positive work environment by engaging employees in the continuous improvement of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost initiatives.

What You Will Do


  • Manage and coach both direct reports and indirect value stream team members, including Supervisors, Leads, Engineers, Maintenance, Quality Control, Purchasing and Production Planning.
  • Provide direction and collaborate with management and support staff outside of the value stream to conduct operations in a safe and productive capacity to meet the needs of our customers and business objectives.
  • Manages employee talent and talent development. Provides growth, training, and development opportunities to employees.
  • Maintains results through coaching, and counseling of staff and setting meaningful and measurable goals.
  • Balancing the needs of the business and employees, coordinates and manages performance reviews, recruitment/hiring, salary adjustments, work schedules, and conflict resolution/employee relations.
  • Working closely and in conjunction with Production Planning; develops and meets schedules based on plans provided.
  • Responsible for operational decisions associated with quality control, process procedures, equipment maintenance, and labor utilization.
  • Responsible for inventory accuracy by conducting cycle counts and reviewing reporting for accuracy.
  • Drives a safe working behavior within the department by demonstrating and promoting safe work performance, ensuring communications and recognition, as well as identifying and anticipating safety needs relative to equipment and or conditions.  Maintains a safe working environment by establishing and enforcing procedures, rules and regulations in accordance with world class safety initiatives and the culture of STERIS Plc.
  • Responsible for compliance and supporting/coordinating training regarding internal and external regulations (e.g. FDA, Homeland Security, OSHA, EPA, ISO and STERIS).  Stay abreast of current regulations and establish a monitoring program to audit compliance.
  • Supports approved new product development teams and projects through manufacturing input as required.
  • Provide direction and leadership in continuous improvement and lean principles.  Continually work to implement ideas and concepts from lean activities.  Provide the necessary training and follow up to sustain improvements. Demonstrate respect for every individual through daily coaching of team Leads and Operators on job duties and in understanding the "why" behind lean principles and tools.
  • Works for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations, incorporating staff suggestions into analysis.  Utilize investigating process deviations, customer complaints audit activities and recommendations for implementing corrective or improvement actions within the department.
  • Lead production staff by coaching, counseling, motivating and administering corrective action as needed.  Plan, monitor and appraise job results. Direct and maintain activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale.  Foster intra- and inter-department cooperation and teamwork.

What You Will Need to Be Successful


  • Bachelor's Degree (Engineering, preferred).
  • A minimum of (5) years experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • A minimum of (5) years supervisory experience.

What May Help You


  • 5 years Lean Operations experience.
  • 5 years working in regulated environment within the drug and or medical device industry.
  • Direct profit and loss accountability experience.

What STERIS Will Offer You


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.


  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit bonus and incentive plans
  • Medical, vision, prescription, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Onsite parking and electrical vehicle charging stations
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement


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:  31951
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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