Job Title:  Director, Consumable Planning (Hybrid)

Req ID:  44081
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, 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.

Position Summary


Lead/manage the Sales & Operations Planning process for consumables and applicable accessories for Healthcare and Life Science business units. Responsible for Customer fill rates, sales forecasting, inventory management, and master production scheduling. This includes developing forecasting models and parameters, maintaining inventory parameters, developing rough-cut capacity plans, supply plans and some tactical purchasing. Manage, direct, and implement operational objectives and goals within the IPT Operations team.  Measure performance results to objectives and complete root cause analysis on results.

What you will do


  • Lead monthly S&OP process for consumables and applicable accessories including demand management, supply/fulfillment, and forecasting activities.
  • Develop and implement an overall Materials Plan for raw material through finished goods to optimize inventory and fulfillment.
  • Responsible for all aspects of procurement and supplier management for service part procurement which includes internal supply sources.
  • Ensure standard utilization of available tools and processes for optimum performance and establish a methodology for continuous improvement of S&OP and related business processes.
  • Take ownership if key supply-demand/service-cost issues to ensure timely resolution, work directly on the resolution of Customer service issues.
  • Work directly with key functional stakeholders across domestic and international business areas to improve business strategy, validate forecast accuracy and methodology, ensure the alignment of demand forecast with business strategies, and inventory management strategy. 
  • Work with direct staff and manufacturing counterparts to ensure on-time deliveries to Customers while minimizing inventory investments and increasing inventory turns.
  • 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 solution.
  • Develops and / or supports the development of all related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Updates SOP’s as required.
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction to staff and identify and facilitate delivery of training when necessary.
  • Summarize and monitor key performance measures applicable to S&OP execution. Develop action plans as necessary.
  • Leads and participates in strategy and tactics for employee engagement, talent development, succession planning, employee, and labor relations. 
  • Provides an engaging work environment, fosters two-way communication, hires, evaluates performance, provides feedback, development assignment opportunities, provides coaching/mentoring, and holds them accountable for meeting established KPI’s. 
  • Performs other operations-related responsibilities that may be assigned.

What you will need to be successful


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operations management, engineering, chemistry, supply chain, or related field required.
  • 10+ years’ experience in supply chain, manufacturing operations, manufacturing related processes.
  • 7+ years’ experience in an Operations-related leadership role. 
  • 2+ years’ experience working with medical device requirements.
  • Experience working with a similar industrial environment.
  • 5+ years lean manufacturing experience and knowledge. 
  • Thorough understanding of the functional mechanics and general practices and operations of Human Resources, Manufacturing, Finance, Engineering, Materials Management and Quality System requirements.
  • Demonstrated strengths in: leadership, business acumen, developing partnerships/relationships, delivering results, organizing and analysis, planning, strategy development, verbal and written communication including presentation skills, and sufficient computer skills.

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 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 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.

Req ID:  44081
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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