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Job Title:  Senior Buyer & Planner - Hybrid Schedule

Req ID:  26089
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/Planner position performs a wide array of activities encompassing the purchasing and planning of materials, outside services, supplies, equipment, and finished goods along with supplier relationship management and negotiations. This position includes a hybrid work schedule.


  • Prepares and places purchase orders, verifying specifications and price. Maintains appropriate purchasing files as required.
  • Oversee Demand and Resource Planning by collaborating with marketing to update demand plans and communicating need to production
  • Collaborates with internal customers (i.e. Production, Buyer, Planner, Quality, Warehouse, etc.) to ensure supplier parts and / or services are obtained to meet schedule requirements while sustaining optimal inventory levels. 
  • Highlights demand/supply issues and escalates unresolved issues to the appropriate decision maker(s). 
  • Tracks, evaluates, and implements supplier cost, quality and delivery performance and improvement initiatives via multiple metrics.
  • Manages Distribution Center (finished goods) inventory levels and associated parameters (e.g. safety stock) to ensure 99% on time delivery while staying within inventory plans.
  • Creates internal sales orders aligned with the replenishment plans.
  • Sources, negotiates, and secures quotes from suppliers to obtain most favorable prices and services consistent with quality requirements. 
  • May provide leadership in a team environment, including providing subject matter expertise in the evaluation of supplier performance.
  • Supports Corporate safety initiatives to prevent safety incidents and lean initiatives which eliminate waste(s).



Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years’ experience in procurement, sourcing, or materials management. Four (4) years’ experience in Purchasing/Buying/Planning. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Teams. 
  • Two (2) years’ direct hands on experience in an MRP system environment.
  • Self-sufficient: Able to work independently with minimal instruction from management. Follows instructions and responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments to reach goals; completes tasks on time.

Preferred Experience

  • Technical knowledge of components in the assigned commodities to effectively communicate with and support technical departments at STERIS and the suppliers. 
  • New Product Development experience.
  • Experience in a lean manufacturing environment.
  • Self-starter: someone who is proactive, who can lead by example in the absence of a manager. Volunteers readily; seeks increased responsibility; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry. 
  • Professional certification (APICS, CPM, SPM, CSCP or CPIM). 


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:  26089
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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