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Job Title:  Production Planning Manager

Req ID:  24939
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

MENTOR, OH, US, 44060


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.


In this position, you will lead/manage the Sales & Operations Planning process for Surgical Solution products (Capital and Service components sourced from Manufacturing Plants). You will be responsible for overall customer demand forecasting, inventory management, and determining time phased production/purchasing requirements. You will also be responsible for managing the supply side, which includes leading build meetings and managing Master Planner teams, which are located at the specific plants, and the Demand Planner. This includes developing the correct toolset and collaborating cross functionally to ensure the successful execution. 


You will be responsible for data validation, analysis, deck building and presentations for the executive committee. This position will work across the organization with sales, operations, finance, and product teams to develop accurate planning and forecasting for all new launches.

What We Offer You

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established, global company that will invest in your career growth over the long term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible, talented 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 offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit bonus and incentive plans
  • Business travel and all related expenses paid
  • Training and coaching
  • Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement

What You Will Do

  • Lead monthly S&OP process for surgical products including demand management, and supply/fulfillment activities.
  • Take ownership of key supply-demand/service-cost issues to ensure timely resolution, work directly on the resolution of customer service issues.
  • Work with direct staff and manufacturing counterparts to ensure on-time deliveries to customers while minimizing inventory investments and increasing inventory turns.
  • Develop and implement an overall Materials Plan for raw material through finished goods to optimize inventory and fulfillment.
  • Manage service components sourced from Manufacturing Plants inventory for surgical items.
  • Create and utilize system reporting to assist with problem resolution. Conduct and/or facilitate data analysis to identify issues, gaps, trends, etc. Recommend and implement solutions.
  • Develops and / or supports the development of all related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Updates SOP’s as required.
  • Oversee the item creation, setup, and maintenance process. Including standard items, engineering required items, and SSQ items
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction to staff. Lead, coach, train and develop team members for optimum performance.
  • Recommends solution, designs, and implements system processes to improve productivity, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
  • Work cross functionally with Supply Chain, Operations, Sales, and Product Development to communicate product forecasts
  • Create/manage various data analytics reporting responsibilities to support cross functional teams
  • Hire, evaluate performance (quarterly/annually), coach and help develop team

What You Need To Be Successful

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years' experience in planning and logistics required.
  • 3+ years' supervisory or management experience required.
  • 1+ years' experience in international, statistical forcasting required.
  • Ability to travel as required. Travel is estimated at 15-20%. Travel can be domestic or international.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and planning skills.
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and time management skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills, in addition to experience with ERP and Advanced Planning software.



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.

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:  24939
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

MENTOR, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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