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Job Title:  Senior Sourcing Specialist

Req ID:  25768
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

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 successful candidate will provide sourcing, commodity, and supply base management expertise to ensure that all aspects of the sourcing process meet STERIS’ quality, production and corporate procurement requirements.  The successful candidate will utilize the Global Supply Chain Management’s (GSCM) established practices and processes as well as STERIS’ business and management philosophy to lead initiatives in supplier selection, cost reduction, new product sourcing support, and other sourcing related activities. The successful candidate must carry out these duties in an ethical, legal and professional manner that contributes to both our internal and external customers’ satisfaction.  

HOURS: 8:00AM-5:00PM

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit and bonus plans
  • Training and coaching
  • Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement


  1. Provide sourcing support to Marketing/R&D/Finance/Service/Quality in all stages of new product development in accordance with STERIS’ NPD process.
  2. Develop and maintain expertise in the supply base’s contemporary technology that can be utilized to upgrade existing products and designed into new products.
  3. Develop strategies to source assigned commodity based items at the lowest total acquisition cost and lead Commodity Council Teams to achieve identified savings goals.
  4. Conduct negotiations and issue contracts/agreement in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations within the guidelines of STERIS GSCM’s Policies and Procedures.
  5. Lead and/or organize all necessary supplier audits including commercial, financial, and technical to ensure that STERIS maintains and continues to develop a robust and capable supply base.
  6. Provide regular updates and reports to manager and purchasing staff on cost improvements and new product development programs.

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience in Purchasing/Sourcing, or other business experience requiring strong negotiating skills.
  • Experience in all aspects of sourcing including contract negotiations, commodity-based materials management, project management, and commercial analysis.

Preferred Experience

  • CPM or CPIM certification
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)



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:  25768
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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