Job Title:  International Distribution Specialist

Req ID:  38343
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Indianapolis, IN, IN, US, 46278


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 International Distribution Specialist will be an expert on international product deployment to ensure safe, timely, and cost-effective shipping of finished goods globally.  You will ensure high levels of customer satisfaction by working with customer service, central planning, trafficking and freight forwarders.  You will also maintain appropriate record keeping and provide effective liaisons with carriers, freight forwarders, and governmental agencies.

This position sits on the production floor and is actively working.



  1. Provide and train material handlers on proper packaging and documentation procedures for finished goods shipments to international customers.
  2. Work with customer service, distribution centers, and freight forwarders on consolidation orders to ensure customer requirements are met.
  3. Serve as distribution center expert in International shipping regulations, assess impact regarding products, and take action to ensure shipping compliance with these regulations.
  4. Maintain proper shipping documentation on international shipments for required length of time.
  5. Create and authorize standard international shipping and receiving work instructions.
  6. Responsible for liaisons with freight forwarders and trafficking to establish total customer satisfaction.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in international shipping.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Free Trade Agreements.


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:  38343
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Indianapolis, IN, IN, US, 46278

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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