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Job Title:  Manager, Transportation & Compliance

Req ID:  13224
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management
Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Cleveland
Zip:  44101

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

This position is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, evaluation and budget for STERIS’ domestic and international transportation suppliers, Customs compliance and security programs and related policies and procedures.  The position provides value through effective sourcing of transportation and compliance partners who provide on time, damage free services that are cost effective and support regulatory compliance with various government agencies all of which provide both internal and external Customers product.


  1. Responsible for the STERIS Import and Export Customs compliance program including:
  • Updating, maintaining and distributing the STERIS’ Global harmonized tariff, Export Commodity Classification Numbers (ECCN), NAFTA and country of origin database.
  • Classifying material for U.S. and Canadian Customs entries. Submitting binding tariff ruling requests to various countries, as required to support accurate classification of STERIS products.
  • Update procedures and manuals as they relate to STERIS imports/exports, transportation and transportation security.
  • Provide timely responses to U.S. and Canadian Customs, as well as other Government agency inquiries.
  • Participate in the U.S. Customs Value Reconciliation program to ensure accurate value is declared on STERIS Customs entries.
  • Qualify goods for NAFTA, as well as other Free Trade Agreement programs for products manufactured by STERIS.
  • Solicit country of origin, NAFTA and export classification/license information from STERIS suppliers.
  • Audit U.S. Customs entries for accuracy, as well as payments to STERIS related and non related parties to ensure compliance to C.F.R. Title 19 (Customs regulations).
  • Audit Customs broker invoices to ensure accuracy.
  • Processing of APHIS, USDA and other government permits relating to importation of merchandise.
  • Assess statements for anti-boycott compliance.
  • Process export license applications (OFAC, ITAR and BIS) as required.
  • Maintain the company’s ITAR registration.
  • Project manager for the STERIS Global Trade (GT) program, focusing on:
    • Establishing compliance criteria and processes for the pass/failure of orders as they relate to denied party screenings, licensable information and restricted countries.
    • Validate all orders that fail a compliance check.
    • Design and test of the GT system including set up of denied party lists, order pass/failure criteria, documentation required, including the design and implementation of rules to support various country and Customer requirements.

Duties - cont'd

2. Accountable for the STERIS transportation Customs security programs, including the U.S. C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) and the Canadian PIP (Partners In Protection) security programs:

  • Work with the Chief Security Officer and other departments to ensure the company’s security programs meet or exceed existing Customs security guidelines.
  • Maintain the U.S. Customs C-TPAT and Canadian PIP web portal, including:
    • Regularly monitor SVI numbers.
    • Work with Customs during security audits.
    • Update of security profiles.  Certify annually each profile for accuracy.
  • Maintain and update STERIS security procedures as it relates to international transportation.


3. Responsible for management of a multimodal transportation budget consisting of over 40 million dollars and 1.4 million shipments annually, including:

  • Rate and service negotiations with Customs brokers, Less Than Truckload, Full Truck Load, Small Parcel, Courier, Air and Sea transport providers of STERIS supplier and STERIS manufactured products.
  • Execute a regular review of carriers and related Customs brokers to ensure compliance to STERIS regulatory and service level standards.  Identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
  • Review and update current standards to ensure optimal shipment size, mode of transport and carrier selection is utilized to meet varying delivery requirements.
  • Establish criteria for both internal and external audit of freight and related services invoices, ensuring STERIS criteria is met.
  • Work with various stakeholders within the Company to address and resolve transportation related issues.
  • File transportation claims globally on behalf of the Company.  Develop programs in support of reducing transport damages.


4. Remain current with industry trends and market conditions and develop strategies to navigate such changes.

5. Provide training to various groups within the Company as it pertains to Customs compliance and/or transportation.

6. Develop and supervise a department consisting of eight team members.

7. Special projects as assigned by the Company.



Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business or transportation related field
  • Required 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment as it related to transportation and Customs compliance
  • Exceptional MS Office skills
  • Preferred – licensed Customs broker

Working Conditions

Typical Office Setting

Travel up to 10%


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.

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