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Job Title:  Supervisor, Distribution - Mid Shift

Req ID:  15672
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country:  US
State:  OH
City:  Mentor
Zip:  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

This position supervises staff at the Distribution Center operations ensuring the safe, timely, and cost effective receiving, kitting, and shipping of finished goods.  Ensures high levels of Customer service and satisfaction by coordinating supply chain activities with the Manufacturing, Planning, and Sourcing groups.  Maintains appropriate and accurate record keeping and data management systems and is an effective liaison with transportation providers and internal and external Customers.


The hours of the position are M - F 12pm - 8:30pm.


1.         Responsible for receipt of finished goods and shipments to domestic and international customers and distributors.  

2.         Coordinate activities for and provide direction to team leader(s) in charge of daily operations as well other employees assigned to the area of responsibility.

3.         Develop and/or maintain the required material handling procedures and work instructions for the department.

4.         Responsible for the service part kitting operation.  Ensure required daily production requirements are aligned with Customer requirements and planned inventory levels.

5.         Maintain and supervise appropriate inventory record keeping. Provide input for warehouse design and logistics.

6.         Maintain a safe working environment by instructing employees on established safety practices and enforcing practices at all times.  Ensure that emergency equipment, electrical panels, and exits are regularly monitored and free from obstructions.

7.         Responsible for proper operation of equipment, including the training and instruction of operators on equipment use, and the requisitioning of needed equipment maintenance.  Ensure equipment is maintained in a clean working order.

8.        Establish, maintain, and promote positive employee  relations, while maintaining productivity, attendance, and general order required for an efficient operations. 

9.        Ensure daily cycle counts are taken and provide Director with monthly reports on outcome.

10.      Work with cross functional groups to ensure traffic between warehouse points and to customers is coordinated and managed optimally.

11.      In conjunction with STERIS Planning, ensure efficient traffic management feedback to Director regarding performance of carriers.

12.      Coordinate and lead special projects affecting domestic and international warehouse operations. 

Job Requirements

Education/License Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required:  Emphasis in Operations or Supply Chain Management is preferred.


Minimum 5-10 years warehouse experience.  


Experience Requirements:

Minimum 2 – 3 years supervisory experience in warehousing, domestic transportation, and shipping/receiving.  Experience in an FDA controlled facility desirable.

Supervisory Experience

Responsible for the supervision of twelve or more staff members, responsible for providing clear expectations and opportunities for skill development.  Delegate and ensure understanding of job duties and responsibilities.  Provide a motivating work environment and information on relevant matters including business objectives, company policies and procedures.  Measure and appraise performance and provide accurate feedback.  Recommend/approve salary actions/career development.  Assist employee(s) in skill/career development.  Monitor absences and vacations.  Strong team orientation.  Demonstrated leadership.


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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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