Job Title:  Production Manager

Req ID:  40201
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


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.

The Role

The Value Stream Manager is responsible for achieving annual objectives for safety, quality, delivery and cost of the assigned value stream or defined area. You will embrace Lean transformation through education of self and direct reports, kaizen concepts and activities, visual management tools, and root cause problem solving. You will work closely with the Director of Operations to establish goals and objectives and strategies to achieve them. By utilizing key leadership principles of respect, humility, and leading by example, this position will create a positive work environment by engaging employees in the continuous improvement of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost initiatives.

What You Will Do

  • Manage and coach both direct reports and indirect value stream team members, including Supervisors, Leads, Engineers, Maintenance, Quality Control, Purchasing and Production Planning.     
  • Provide direction and collaborate with management and support staff outside of the value stream to conduct operations in a safe and productive capacity to meet the needs of our customers and business objectives.
  • Manages employee talent and talent development. Provides growth, training, and development opportunities to employees.
  • Maintains results through coaching, and counseling of staff and setting meaningful and measurable goals. 
  • Balancing the needs of the business and employees, coordinates and manages performance reviews, recruitment/hiring, salary adjustments, work schedules, and conflict resolution/employee relations.
  • Working closely and in conjunction with Production Planning; develops and meets schedules based on plans provided.
  • Responsible for operational decisions associated with quality control, process procedures, equipment maintenance, and labor utilization.
  • Responsible for inventory accuracy by conducting cycle counts and reviewing reporting for accuracy.

  • Drives a safe working behavior within the department by demonstrating and promoting safe work performance, ensuring communications and recognition, as well as identifying and anticipating safety needs relative to equipment and or conditions.  Maintains a safe working environment by establishing and enforcing procedures, rules and regulations in accordance with world class safety initiatives and the culture of STERIS Plc.
  • Responsible for compliance and supporting/coordinating training regarding internal and external regulations (e.g. FDA, Homeland Security, OSHA, EPA, ISO and STERIS).  Stay abreast of current regulations and establish a monitoring program to audit compliance.
  • Supports approved new product development teams and projects through manufacturing input as required.
  • Provide direction and leadership in continuous improvement and lean principles.  Continually work to implement ideas and concepts from lean activities.  Provide the necessary training and follow up to sustain improvements. Demonstrate respect for every individual through daily coaching of team Leads and Operators on job duties and in understanding the "why" behind lean principles and tools.
  • Works for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations, incorporating staff suggestions into analysis.  Utilize investigating process deviations, customer complaints audit activities and recommendations for implementing corrective or improvement actions within the department.
  • Lead production staff by coaching, counseling, motivating and administering corrective action as needed.  Plan, monitor and appraise job results. Direct and maintain activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale.  Foster intra- and inter-department cooperation and teamwork.


Education Requirement

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) to (10) years working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Five (5) to (7) years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Experience

  • Five (5) years Lean Operations experience strongly preferred.
  • Five (5) years working in regulated environment within the drug and or medical device industry preferred. 
  • Direct profit and loss accountability experience preferred.

Work Schedule

  • This is an onsite position based in Plymouth, MN
  • The schedule is: M-F dayshift hours.

What STERIS Will Offer You


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:  40201
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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