Job Title:  Sourcing Specialist

Req ID:  42967
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.

Position Summary

The Sourcing Specialist 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 development 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. 


  • Provide sourcing support to Marketing / R&D / Finance / Service / Quality in all stages of new product development in accordance with STERIS’ NPD process.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the supply base’s contemporary technology that can be utilized to upgrade existing products and designed into new products.
  • Develop strategies to source assigned commodity based items at the lowest total acquisition cost and lead Commodity Council Teams to achieve identified savings goals.
  • Conduct negotiations and issue contracts/agreement in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations within the guidelines of STERIS GSCM’s Policies and Procedures.
  • 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.
  • Provide regular updates and reports to manager and purchasing staff on cost improvements and new product development programs.
  • In addition to the above, Plant Sourcing Specialist will be required to support manufacturing activities by placing purchase orders and expediting to meet build requirements.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree. 
  • Three (3) to five (5) year’s 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, preferred. 
  • MBA, preferred. 


  • Excellent communication, problem solving, project management, organizational and negotiation skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, results driven.  
  • Excellent knowledge office applications like Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and project management tools.
  • Strong team contributor, comfortable in leading cross functional teams.

Work Schedule

  • This is a hybrid schedule opportunity based in Plymouth, MN.
  • The schedule is: 3 days/week onsite, 2 days/week remote. 
  • 20% domestic travel required. 


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:  42967
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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