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Title:  Manager, Planning (Surgical)

Req ID:  14558
Category:  Supply Chain Management
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  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 Surgical products. Responsible for overall forecasting customer demand, inventory management, and determining time phased production/purchasing requirements. This includes developing the correct toolset and collaborating cross functionally to ensure the successful execution.  Key performance metrics include on-time shipping performance, lead time and inventory turn rate and value.


  1. Lead monthly S&OP process for surgical products including demand management, and supply/fulfillment activities.
  2. 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.
  3. Take ownership of key supply-demand/service-cost issues to ensure timely resolution, work directly on the resolution of customer service issues.
  4. Work with direct staff and manufacturing counterparts to ensure on-time deliveries to customers while minimizing inventory investments and increasing inventory turns.
  5. Develop and implement an overall Materials Plan for raw material through finished goods to optimize inventory and fulfillment.
  6. 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.
  7. Develops and / or supports the development of all related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Updates SOP’s as required.
  8. Provide strategic and tactical direction to staff. Lead, coach, train and develop team members for optimum performance.
  9. Summarize and monitor key performance measures applicable to S&OP execution. Develop action plans as necessary.
  10. Recommends solution, designs, and implements system processes to improve productivity, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Education Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree in related field is required
  2. MBA or advanced degree a plus
  3. Certification in related field (APICS) preferred

Required Experience

  1. Minimum five (5) years’ experience in planning & logistics. 
  2. Minimum three (3) years supervisory or management experience. 
  3. Strong organizational and planning skills.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization, problems solving, business acumen, and time management skills.
  5. Sound administrative and management skills.
  6. Strong persuasive and presentation skills (oral and written). 


STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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.

Req ID:  14558
Category:  Supply Chain Management
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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