Job Title:  Senior Manager, Human Resources

Req ID:  38728
Job Category:  Human Resources

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


STERIS is growing and is adding to our Corporate HR team.  This newly created position serves as an HR Business Partner for assigned client groups within the Corporate functional areas of STERIS (Finance, IT, Regulatory, Corporate Counsel).  In this role, you will partner with business leaders to develop and implement HR programs and processes focused on talent acquisition, rewards and recognition, equitable and competitive compensation, performance and development, succession planning, career pathing, change management, and building an inclusive culture that drives retention, strong performance, and engagement.   You will collaborate with HR peers locally and internationally, business leaders and Associates, and HR Centers of Excellence to align on and achieve business objectives.  
As a member of the Corporate HR team you will also participate in projects and support programs that span across the enterprise and global HR function.   These projects may include process improvement (Kaizen), policy development, benchmarking relevant topics, leading HR function workstreams in support of acquisitions or divestitures and other strategic initiatives.   You will have the opportunity to collaborate with the HR Leadership Team, CHRO, and other leaders across the Corporate campus.  
This role is based in STERIS’ Corporate Offices in Mentor, Ohio.  STERIS offers Flexible Work which allows for flexible work hours and location that align with job requirements.  In this position, working full time in the Corporate offices is an option as well as working remotely 1-2 days per week, after initial onboarding.  In order to support the business, working a minimum of 3 days a week from the offices in Mentor is expected with the ability to be in the office more, or flexing remote work days, as in person meetings are needed.  This role does not require regular travel, but may involve traveling to domestic or international business meetings or conferences as needed.  


HR Business Partner:

  1. Partner with functional leaders in areas such as organizational effectiveness, succession planning, organizational structure, workforce planning, and change management to strengthen overall organizational capability, employee retention and engagement.
  2. Ensure alignment of HR programs and processes to best meet business objectives related to talent retention and creating a culture of performance, inclusivity and engagement (i.e. talent reviews, performance management, compensation, routine management, talent acquisition, employee engagement, and talent development)
  3. Drive employee engagement and satisfaction through promotion of a positive company culture and supporting practices. Interpret employee engagement data for assigned client groups.  Consult with leaders in client groups to develop related action plans.
  4. Ensure effective talent management including assessment and development of talent.  Support managers in identifying resources to meet employee/departmental training needs and encouragement of employees to continuously develop their skills in their field of work.
  5. Oversee talent acquisition strategy by managing various recruiting activities in partnership with the talent acquisition team, including early career talent, Diversity hiring, internal mobility of staff, and overall selection process effectiveness.  
  6. Counsel and/or coach employees and managers regarding employee relations issues including performance management, facilitation of formal/informal complaints to resolution, discipline and/or terminations in line with local culture and the business and legal environment.
  7. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of client group HR data by overseeing routine data audits and communicating importance of data quality control as the HR team processes changes.  Provides management with key HR metrics (turnover, time to offer, etc) and developing actions to drive improvements.  
  8. Manage the annual performance and reward cycle.  Oversee leadership participation and ensure performance-based rewards and equitable reviews are done in timely manner.
  9. Provide leadership and change management tools to stakeholders as they implement change.  Use effective project management, communication methods, and training tactics to drive change.  Help ensure leaders are set up to successfully manage change by developing resources they can leverage to deploy in the business
  10. Remain up-to-date on relevant US and state employment laws and other human resources compliance issues.  
  11. Partner with employment attorneys and other stakeholders to resolve any issues related but not limited to employment litigation claims, diversity/EEOC/OFCCP compliance, and promotion of related programs.
  12. Provide business leaders with coaching and guidance to manage through employee relations matters, to include conflict avoidance.  Uphold confidentiality and conduct investigations in a manner to elicit trust in the process and role
  13. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of client group HR data by overseeing routine data audits and communicating importance of data quality control as the HR team processes changes.  Provides management with key HR metrics (turnover, time to offer, etc) and developing actions to drive improvements.

Required Experience / Education

  • Bachelor's degree in either Human Resources or a business-related field required; an MBA or Masters in Labor Relations or Law is strongly preferred.
  • At least 10 years of Human Resources business partner and HR specialist experience in a large, public, multi-state and multi-national company.  
  • At least 8 years of serving as an HR business partner, ideally working with knowledge workers (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Corporate Compliance).
  • 5+ years’ minimum experience managing projects and programs, experience using proven project management and change management principles.


  1. Demonstrated success translating business strategies into HR objectives and actions. 
  2. Comprehensive and deep HR experience, including a complete understanding of and hands-on exposure to the full mix of HR functions (preferably in a national and global environment). 
  3. Project Management certification and/or demonstrated competency in application of PM processes and best practices.
  4. Experience with process improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Practical Process Improvement, etc.)
  5. Experience working across a complex organizational matrix and with all levels in the organization. 
  6. A track record of positive results and an ability to show how his/her programs and policies have contributed to the success of an organization while enhancing or driving cultural change.
  7. Ability to develop reputation as someone sought out for their opinion and advice and who can forge and maintain close relationships across all constituencies.
  8. Self-motivated; bias for action.
  9. Critical thinking skills, ability to dissect complex problems and make informed decisions by evaluating several different sources of information objectively.  Strong ability to analyze, be creative, problem solve and empathize.
  10. Effective negotiating and influencing skills.
  11. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  12. Strong analytical skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  13. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  14. Excellent multi-tasking, time management, and priority setting capabilities.

What STERIS Offers

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.    



STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 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:  38728
Job Category:  Human Resources

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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