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Job Title:  Manager, Continuous Improvement

Req ID:  25945
Job Category:  Lean

Ontario, CA, US, 91761


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 Continuous Improvement Manager will drive operational excellence through continuous improvement program initiatives and deployments. This role will utilize lean implementation strategies and experiences in leading the organization through the lean transformation journey. You will plan, organize, and implement established STERIS Continuous Improvement methods, practices, and tools for more efficient and effective processes. You will take a hands-on, collaborative, action-oriented approach to build support for change and transformation while leading, training, developing, motivating, and coaching the team in the development of a lean culture.

What You Will Do

  • Lead and drive lean transformational and continuous improvement efforts
  • Implement STERIS Business System continuous improvement activities in all major lean disciplines and in alignment with strategic initiatives and objectives 
  • Monitor existing and new transactional processes for improvement opportunities through lean problem-solving methodology
  • Facilitate and lead lean training, Kaizen events (Strategic Execution, Routine Management, Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, New Product Development, Process Improvement, Lean Software Development, Voice of the Customer), and other lean initiatives
  • Acquisition and integration
  • Through Kaizen, work with teams to improve processes and standards for selection, implementation, and support of software systems
  • Track, measure, and report progress on improvements using visual, standard, and established Key Performance Indicators
  • Assist organizations to develop and execute long-term and short-term strategic vision
  • Serve as a change facilitator, to develop and collaborate with lean champions and lean facilitators, and influence business leadership in the transformation to and/or in support of a continuous improvement culture
  • Assess, coach, and provide constructive feedback to leaders, teams, and individuals to strengthen lean competencies throughout the business
  • Initiate, maintain, and share business developed “best practices”
  • Organize and facilitate business Lean Steering Committees

What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Engineering, Business discipline or related technical discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated Lean experience in a leadership role required. Must have experience leading Kaizen events and other Lean initiatives. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced and changing environment with multiple priorities and achieve results
  • Ability to mentor and facilitate lean culture development in an environment with varying degrees of acceptance
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills
  • Business process kaizen leadership training and/or experience, desirable
  • Experience with the software development life cycle preferred
  • Experience with successful Agile techniques and coaching on Agile methodologies, a plus
  • Understanding of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and telecommunications systems desirable
  • Ability to work with and lead a team
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills
  • Self-starter with confidence, motivation, resilience, innovation, and creativity
  • Ability to travel up to 40%


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 $3B, 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.

Req ID:  25945
Job Category:  Lean

Ontario, CA, US, 91761

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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