Job Title:  Buyer II

Req ID:  44082
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Keller, TX, US, 76248


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

At STERIS, Buyer II’s are responsible for collaborating with Operations and/or Product Management to define strategic sourcing partners.  You will be directly responsible for procurement and management of  assigned product lines/commodities and to manage the supplier base and products purchased from outside sources to conform to IMS’s strategic partnerships, engineering documents (as applicable), policies, procedures, work instructions, and ISO/GMP/regulatory requirements.  The buyer’s responsibilities do not vary in the scope or function but in the authorization levels and strategic commodity duties assigned. 

What We 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
  • Paid holidays
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Annual merit increases
  • Annual bonus

Join us and help write your next chapter.

What You Will Do

•    Build and maintain relationships with strategic partners to ensure long-term sourcing of critical components and products.  Research and find second source vendors to mitigate risk associated with sole-source situations.
•    Secure quotes from qualified suppliers of assigned materials to obtain favorable prices and services consistent with quality requirements.
•    Purchase product to support inventory and/or non-inventory requirements as defined by Operational and Product Management forecasting. Ensure supply to meet business needs.
•    Appropriately manage purchase order process including timely placement of orders, managing delivery dates, maintaining accurate order delivery dates, and expediting purchase orders in order to maintain material flow and provide customer requests.
•    Manage and maintain Oracle and appropriate purchasing files as required. 
•    Plan and negotiate long-term contracts with favorable impact on inventory goals, quality, continuity of supply and corporate cost objectives.
•    Negotiate and facilitate the return of non-conforming material. 

•    Identify excess / obsolete material or products and work with Operations, Engineering, and Accounting on disposition.

•    Actively participate in weekly / monthly / quarterly meeting with Operations, Engineering and Quality to ensure good communication and coordination of sourcing activities in support of the business.  

•    Coordinate  with Accounts Payable and suppliers to resolve any issues with purchase orders and invoices.    

•    Analyze suppliers for financial health and stability of the Company.  Assist quality department in   assessing the supplier’s ability to meet IMS’s quality requirements.

•    Manage product line and/or commodity to meet strategic position of the company.

•    Select and maintain suppliers to support IMS’s procurement, quality, and ISO requirements.

•    Works with Quality Control for inventory items and the requisitioners for non-inventory items to assure that the supplier fully understands the quality requirements of the purchase.  Participates in any quality audits of assigned supplier and maintains records, which will allow IMS to evaluate supplier performance.

What Will Help You Be Successful

  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Minimum of one (3) to (5) years experience in purchasing, quality control, engineering, marketing, or manufacturing.  Experience preferred but not required if Degree is in Supply Chain Management.



Preferred Experience

  • Possess strong negotiating skills.
  • ERP systems experience strongly preferred.
  • Understanding lean concepts / experience preferred.


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:  44082
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Keller, TX, US, 76248

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, ERP, Supply Chain, Infection Control, Strategic Sourcing, Operations, Technology, Healthcare