Job Title:  Buyer I

Req ID:  39354
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.

Position Summary

The Buyer I is responsible for the purchase of assigned commodities to meet production needs and internal specifications. You will identify and select suppliers, negotiate prices and terms with and establish and manage relationships with designated suppliers, will manage the purchasing cycle and will address supplier quality issues related to supplier product.



  • Secures quotes from qualified suppliers of assigned materials to obtain most favorable prices and services consistent with quality requirements.
  • Purchases product to support Manufactured Products and non inventory requirements.
  • Expedites purchase orders in order to maintain material flow and provide customer requests.
  • Maintains appropriate purchasing files as required.
  • Plans and negotiates long-term contracts with favorable impact on inventory goals, quality, continuity of supply and corporate cost objectives.
  • Negotiates and facilitate the return of rejected and obsolete material.
  • Reconciles Accounts Payable discrepancies.   

Duties - cont'd

  • Analyzes suppliers for financial health and stability of the Company.  Assists quality department in assessing the supplier’s ability to meet STERIS quality requirements.
  •  Manages commodity to meet strategic position of the company. Selects and maintain suppliers to support manufacturing and corporate procurement requirements. 
  •  Selects and maintains suppliers to support manufacturing and corporate procurement 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 STERIS to evaluate supplier performance. 


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain PLUS 1-2 years progressive experience in procurement field.
  • OR High School Diploma plus 8 years progressive experience in procurement.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel. 

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using Oracle as ERP system.

Work Schedule

  • This is a hybrid schedule position based in Mentor, OH. 
  • The schedule is 3 days/week onsite, 2 days/week remote. 


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:  39354
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Procurement, Supply Chain Manager, Infection Control, Accounts Payable, Operations, Healthcare, Finance