Job Title:  Supply Chain Planner

Req ID:  36320
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 Inventory (Demand) Planner is responsible for the development of monthly demand and supply plans for capital products. This responsibility includes managing all activities related to developing long-term aggregated demand plans, consensus forecast review, statistical trend data analysis, and monitoring of consumption in support of fulfilling customer demand. In addition, this position will be accountable for FG supply planning (make and buy) working closely with manufacturing and sourcing with regards to rough cut capacity planning and FG sourcing projections. Key performance indicators include forecast accuracy, finished inventory turns and customer service level.


  • Leads monthly demand planning process by collaborating with sales, finance and marketing.
  •  Analyzes monthly statistical forecast and forecast error to make changes/recommendations for inclusion into the demand plan. 
  • Through conducting monthly demand consensus and supply planning meetings, responsible for resolving demand/supply issues and elevating unresolved issues to the appropriate decision maker(s). 
  • Responsible for communicating results with many individuals and groups including sales, marketing, finance and operations.
  • Develops monthly build plans for assigned manufacturing facilities as well as monthly requirements for purchased finished goods.
  • Manages finished goods inventory levels and associated parameters (e.g. safety stock).
  • Participates in new product implementation with phase-in/phase-out planning that provides a smooth transition and minimizes obsolete material.
  • Key contributor to driving process improvements within the S&OP process.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of supply chain experience.  
  • High School Diploma plus 11 years progressive experience in planning and supply chain.
  • Demonstrated analytical experience or ability.
  • Excellent technical/computer skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization, problems solving, business acumen, and time management skills.

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistical or supply chain related discipline.
  • MBA or advanced degree a plus.
  • Certification in related field (APICS) a plus.
  • Preferred experience in planning. 

Work Schedule

  • This is a hybrid position. 2-3 days/week onsite, 2-3 days/week remote. Dayshift hours. 


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:  36320
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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