Job Title:  Supply Chain Co-op

Req ID:  38705
Job Category:  Intern

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 Supply Chain co-op will assist sourcing group to purchase commodities to meet production needs as well as special projects to help overall Supply Chain Quality, Costs, and Delivery goals.


  • Purchase product to support Manufactured Products and non-inventory requirements.
  • Expedite purchase orders to maintain material flow and provide customer requests.
  • Maintain appropriate purchasing files as required.
  • Support and implement initiatives with favorable impact on inventory goals, quality, continuity of supply and cost objectives.
  • Negotiate and facilitates the return of rejected and/or obsolete material.
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable discrepancies.
  • Participate/Learn Lean Manufacturing Tools and Principles
  • Participate in any quality audits of assigned supplier and maintains records, which will allow STERIS to evaluate supplier performance.


Required Experience

  • Applicant must be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field.
  • 0 - 2 year’s experience in procurement or prior related business experience
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel and other analytical tools, techniques
  • Direct hands-on experience in a MRP system environment preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated accuracy and thoroughness
  • Demonstrated focus on continuous improvement and quality of work 
  • Able to work independently with some instructions/direction
  • Self-starter, someone who is proactive and who can lead by example.

Work Schedule

  • Must be available to work onsite up to 30 hours per week. Potential for flexible work schedule after sufficient training.
  • This position can be based in Mentor OH, Plymouth MN, or Montgomery AL.


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:  38705
Job Category:  Intern

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Accounts Payable, Supply, Infection Control, Patient Care, Operations, Finance, Healthcare