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Job Title:  Production Manager

Req ID:  16891
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country:  GB
State:  LIV
City:  Liverpool
Zip:  L34 9FB

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.


At STERIS Instrument Management Services (IMS) we are the trusted experts in surgical instrument sterilisation, offering both on and off-site reprocessing alongside reliable instrument maintenance solutions, ensuring our Customers’ reusable inventory can and is used reliably time and time again.  Our teams are vital to the success of the business, through their knowledge, expertise and dedication we have created a supportive, nurturing culture which rewards hard work and dedication and ensures that we consistently provide the best quality services and products to our customers. 

Position Summary

Production Manager– Instrument Management Services, reporting to the Operations Manager. Responsible for providing a high-quality service for the cleaning, inspection, assembly and packing of sterile equipment for hospital and community settings. 

This role will involve working in a fast-paced environment, where quality and precision is vital.  Full training and support are provided in a programme to help staff reach their full potential, learning a wide range of hospital instruments and working in different functional areas of the sterilisation process. 


•    To be responsible for the day to day running of the production unit and the logistical collection and delivery of contaminated products to the site and the delivery of quality sterilised products to the customer.
•    To monitor and control the use of capital equipment within recognised performance and efficiency measures.
•    To assume prime site responsibility for all Health and Safety Policy issues ensuring that all activities comply with Health and Safety procedures and guidelines.  To ensure that all designated staff are informed and trained appropriately.
•    To act as site Fire Controller.
•    To proactively lead all staff putting forward suggestions for continuous improvement, innovation and corrective actions as appropriate and ensuring the implementation of all feasible suggestions.
•    To monitor and ensure that all product despatched conform to accepted Company Quality guidelines and procedures, engendering and promoting a quality centred Organisational culture.
•    To effectively control and manage the planned maintenance of the premises, resolving occurring faults, and effectively liaising with all personnel as required.
•    To effectively plan and schedule all production to the agreed specification to meet customer requirements.
•    To approve test reports on process equipment as User as defined in NHS guidance.
•    To actively monitor absence levels of staff maintaining and analysing data as appropriate, communicating with Team leaders and members of staff, interviewing staff as required and referring employees to the Company Occupational Health provider as required.
•    To coach, support and guide all staff in accordance with the principles of Synergy Health Performance Management policies and procedures, ensuring the successful operation of the system throughout the site, and to act as an induction mentor as required.
•    To agree appropriate financial parameters and budgets ensuring rigorous monitoring and complete adherence to financial targets.
•    To participate in the on-call management service to maintain emergency services to the customer.
•    To lead and actively promote participation in all Company communications initiatives including team briefing, employee forums, and staff meetings as required.
•    To undertake any other duties or tasks as reasonably required.

Experience / Education

•    Relevant degree level qualification or equivalent experience in sterile services of a related discipline.
•    Substantial previous experience of working in a sterile services environment including demonstrable experience of working at management level.
•    Experience of managing people and dealing with staffing issues.
•    Awareness of quality systems and auditing procedures.
•    Experience in managing a budget in a commercial environment.
•    Computer literate.

•    Member of the Institute of Decontamination. 


•    Leadership
•    Right first Time
•    Influencing
•    Negotiating
•    Attention to detail
•    Analyse & interpret data
•    Organisation
•    Problem-solving
•    Planning & Prioritising

More Information

For more information about us, please visit our STERIS IMS website:


STERIS plc is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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