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Job Title:  Lead Buyer

Req ID:  16817
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations
Country:  US
State:  CA
City:  Point Richmond
Zip:  94801

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

JOIN us in our efforts as a Lead Buyer

Responsible for procurement of assigned product lines/commodities and to manage the supplier base and products purchased from outside sources to conform to STERIS’ strategic partnerships, policies, procedures, work instructions, and regulatory requirements. This position works closely with Operations and R&D.

Essential Job Duties
  • Build and maintain relationships with strategic partners to ensure long-term sourcing of critical components and products.  Assist engineering to find second source vendors to mitigate risk associated with sole-source situations. 
  • Secure quotes from qualified suppliers of assigned materials to obtain favorable prices and services consistent with quality requirements. 
  • Purchase product to support inventory and/or non-inventory requirements as defined by forecasting. Ensure supply to meet business needs. 
  • Appropriately manage purchase order process including timely placement of orders, managing delivery dates, maintaining accurate order delivery dates, and expediting purchase orders to maintain material flow and provide customer requests. 
  • Manage and maintain appropriate purchasing files as required.  
  • Plan and negotiate long-term contracts with a favorable impact on inventory goals, quality, continuity of supply and corporate cost objectives. 
  • Identify excess / obsolete material or products and work with Operations, Engineering, and Accounting on disposition. 
  • Actively participate in weekly / monthly / quarterly meeting with Operations, Engineering and Quality to ensure good communication and coordination of sourcing activities in support of the business.   
  • Coordinate with Accounts Payable and suppliers to resolve any issues with purchase orders and invoices. 
  • Analyze suppliers for financial health and stability. Assist the quality department in assessing the supplier’s ability to meet company quality requirements. 
  • Select and maintain suppliers to support the company’s procurement, quality, and ISO requirements. 
  • Participates in any quality audits of assigned supplier’s and maintain records, which will allow the company to evaluate supplier performance. 
Job Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's  Degree in Business or another applicable field required. 
  • 7 or more years’ experience in purchasing and/or supply chain
  • Current or prior experience working within the semi conductor industry
  • Experience in coordinating activities of other team members in various aspects of procurement and sourcing.

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 $2B+, 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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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