Job Title:  Senior Manager, Distribution

Req ID:  40522
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Indianapolis, 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


Responsible for the management of the Distribution Center in Indianapolis, Indiana     ensuring the safe, timely, and cost-effective receiving, storage, and shipping of finished goods throughout the world. Ensure high levels of customer service by working with other warehouses, vendors, carriers, and STERIS’ Manufacturing and Customer Service groups. Maintain appropriate inventory record keeping and data management systems as needed to accommodate Corporate, Regulatory, and Governmental requirements.

What you will do


  • Responsible for the receipt, management, and shipment of finished goods to customers, distributors, and satellite warehouses globally. Provides the overall coordination of activities and directs these activities for the Manager and Supervisors. Creates and/or authorizes all Standard Operating Procedures in the facility. Ensures training is completed and remains up to date on these procedures.
  • Direct operational line responsibilities for the Indianapolis Distribution Center’s (DC) activities. 
  • In line with ISO/FDA controls, provides, and supervises the required record-keeping and data management systems. Provides input for warehouse designs and logistics
  • Maintains a safe working environment by instructing employees on established safety practices and enforcing these practices. Prepares monthly operational reports and audits the operation against current procedures. Serves on the site’s Central Safety Committee.
  • Responsible for the proper operation of equipment, including the training and instruction on equipment use and the requisitioning of needed equipment, material, and maintenance. Ensures all equipment is maintained in their proper working condition. 
  • Completes Capital Appropriation Requests as required, supporting the location's operating requirements.
  • Service as the department’s liaison with the Environmental, Health and Safety, and other internal and external agencies/groups. Supports and follows corporate security measures for the facility, products, and human resources.
  • Establishes, maintains, and promotes good relations with employees while also maintaining productivity, attendance, and general order required for the efficient operation of the Distribution Center in Indianapolis. 
  • Ensure that the distribution facility is properly staffed and equipped in order to select and receive products at the facilities in a production and cost-efficient manner.
  • Responsible for departmental budgets, expenditures, and site management. Prepares monthly operating performance metrics, semi-annually the Management Review Board presentations, and other operational summary report outs.
  • In conjunction with the S&OP team, manages inventory levels and ensures appropriate levels of supply are shipped to each warehouse point, optimizing shipping costs, minimizing days on hand, and maximizing Customer service levels. Coordinates inventory cycle count activities.
  • Works with cross functional groups to ensure traffic activities between warehouse points and the customers are coordinated and optimally managed.
  • Serves as the Chief Subject Matter Expert for the Distribution & Logistics group for Oracle and Clippership.
  • Ensures as needed 24/7 coverage for the handling of emergency Customer orders.
  • Provides leadership role on assigned corporate wide initiatives when necessary.
  • Summarize and monitor key performance measures applicable to S&OP execution. Develop action plans as necessary.

What you will need to succeed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Operations/Supply Chain related or discipline
  • 7+ years’ experience in warehousing, domestic transportation, shipping/receiving or other operations/supply chain function
  • 7+ years supervisory or management experience
  • Must be able to communicate with various levels of the organization in a clear, efficient, and effective manner
  • FDA controlled facility experience preferred
  • 2+ years Lean experience preferred
  • Experienced in handling, storing, and shipping hazardous materials preferred 
  • Experience working in union environment preferred 
  • Project management experience

What we offer


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 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
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement


Join us and help write our next chapter.





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:  40522
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Infection Control, Warehouse, Operations, Healthcare, Manufacturing