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Job Title:  Buyer

Req ID:  26774
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 VHP Buyer is responsible for the purchase of assigned commodities to meet production and internal needs. The VHP Buyer will identify and select Suppliers, negotiate prices and terms, establish and manage relationships with designated Suppliers, manage the purchasing cycle, and address Supplier quality issues.


  • Manages relationships with Suppliers for PO execution, including managing scheduling changes and cancelations (managing shop capacity data, schedule capabilities, field support availability, etc.).  
  • Secures and analyzes quotations from qualified Suppliers, negotiates prices and terms with Suppliers, and recommends Suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness.  
  • Interfaces with the Manufacturing, Scheduling, Field Engineering, and Finance as required.  
  • Analyzes usage of inventory and adjusts ordering requirements as necessary.  
  • Negotiate and facilitate the return of rejected and obsolete material, and reviews and clears problem packing lists and/or purchase orders.   


Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

Minimum of one (1) year experience in procurement position preferably in a manufacturing environment.

What Will Help You

  • Solid understanding of industry and commodity.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel. Direct hands on experience in an MRP system environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Displays willingness to make timely decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgement; includes appropriate people in decision making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Strong negotiation skills: ability to reach agreement while avoiding conflict / dispute. Able to achieve favorable outcome for STERIS.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Adapts to changes in work environment; able to deal with frequent change, delay, or unexpected events.
  • Able to work independently with some instruction from management. Follows instructions and responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; completes tasks on time.
  • Self-starter: someone who is proactive and who can lead by example.



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:  26774
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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