Job Title:  Supply Chain and Operations Leadership Development Program

Req ID:  36953
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

Associates in the Supply Chain and Operations Leadership Development Program will rotate through a series of assignments, each approximately 9-12 months in duration, within the following functional areas: Sourcing and Procurement, Operations Planning, Materials Management and Logistics and Warehousing with an expectation of learning and applying Business Process Excellence related skills within each rotation. Initial rotation includes on-the-job learning and performance of assigned functions as a basis towards subsequent strategic and/or project assignments.


  • Learn and apply best practices, processes, and perform in assigned roles associated with effective sourcing strategy management including procurement, strategic sourcing and category and vendor management through assignments in areas such as:
    • Execute orders through using the company’s ordering process and system
    • Identify opportunities for savings and cost reductions.
    • Interact with suppliers, conduct supplier performance audits and reviews, focus on improving specific procurement metrics (OTD, RPPM, PPV, Continuous improvement, etc.


  • Learn and apply best practices, operations and perform in assigned roles associated with effective sales & operations planning through assignments in areas such as:  
    • Materials planning, production planning, scheduling & forecasting, inventory optimization/ management and material movement
    • Work cross functionally with multiple teams within the organization including sales to determine Customer demand, i.e. Customer service represnetatives to ensure timely and accurate order delivery information; Operations to be informed on production needs, throughput and capacity, Engineering for new product development efforts and trials, and Finance to ensure profitability.
    • Plan and execute tactical level processes required to secure and manage raw materials, packaging materials, and work-in-process materials, based on a forward looking production plan and including scheduling and managing delivery, storage, staging, and movement of materials.

Duties - cont'd

  • Learn and apply best practices, operations, and perform in assigned roles associated with effective distribution and logistics process through assignments in areas such as: 
    • Effectively manage inventory accuracy and control to ensure Customer satisfaction while maintaining fiscal responsibility and alignment with inventory KPI requirements.
    • Perform and/or lead physical inventory. Researches, analyzes for improvement, and processes inventory discrepancies.
    • Prepare, analyze, and submit daily and weekly reports, as assigned.
    • Reports warehouse shortages and needs as designated.


  • Learn and apply best practices, operations, and perform in assigned roles associated with effective business process excellence through assignments in areas such as:
    • Support the development of business processes, strategies, and plans in a project team environment by collecting and manipulating data quickly and efficiently, conducting analysis, and communicating key findings and insights for additional business process improvements.
    • Use project management tools to solve problems and implement improvements that support the overall end-to-end business process.
    • Ensure the business meets the growing demands of Customers to deliver the right product at the right place, right time and right quality.
    • Development of best practices, processes and tool kits.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, Economics or closely related with excellent academic record.
    • Will consider candidates if within 2 months of receiving Bachelor's Degree
  • Supply Chain internship or prior experience is preferred, not required.


  • Passion for learning and ability to quickly apply learning.
  • Track record of effectively working in a team environment and excellent collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated goal-orientation and ability to deliver results.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage and/or lead change.
  • Continuous improvement orientation.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, as needed. .
  • Ability to travel, if needed.
  • Willingness to relocate as rotational assignment changes (every 9-12 months).

Travel and Schedule

  • In this program, associates will physically relocate to any of our US manufacturing locations between rotations.


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:  36953
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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