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Job Title:  Plant Finance Manager

Req ID:  26706
Job Category:  Finance

Point Richmond, CA, US, 94804


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

Leads a team of skilled or semi-skilled workers engaged in various aspects of the processing, maintenance, and warehousing functions of the AST business.  Has authority and accountability to select, train and direct their workforce.  Employs key company processes effectively to achieve results.  Responsible for employee engagement and maintaining a positive employee relations environment.  This role is often held by an entry level or early career leader who is gaining initial operations management experience at STERIS.

What You Will Do:

Operational Excellence ( 40%)

  • Develops a shop floor culture that is focused on the achievement of the businesses’ objectives in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC), by continuously focusing on waste elimination and following standard work.
  • Leads daily SQDC board meetings, trains and develops employees to meet expectations, ensures the working environment is safe through direct monitoring of behavior and equipment, incident response, mitigation and investigation as issues occur during the shift, and providing individual and group feedback on successes and opportunities to improve performance. 
  • Identify opportunities for countermeasures and participate in facility lean committees.
  • Supports the company’s Lean business system, through participation in Kaizen events, generation of IDEaS and implementation, participation in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), One Team One Goal (OTOG) Customer Service training, and the “What’s in the Box?” product orientation program.
  • First point of contact for mitigation and investigation of issues related to safety, quality, delivery, and cost.

People Leadership ( 40%)

  • Drives employee engagement by implementing and using Lean processes.   Creates an environment of positive employee relations by creating a safe and productive work environment, listening to and addressing employee concerns, enforcing company policy and constructively managing employee performance.  In unionized facilities or where works councils are present, understands and enforces collective bargaining agreements, shop agreements and plant rules.  (70%)
  • Drives employee engagement by implementing and using lean processes.  Participates in the interviewing and selection of new employees; assures the team has necessary skill and tools to complete work, ensures that shifts are properly staffed, assigns daily work to achieve Customer objectives.  Regularly assesses skill level and performance, and addresses gaps, to ensure employees are capable of meeting expectations. (20%)
  • Ensures smooth shift transitions via personnel planning.  Collaborates effectively across functions with Quality, Human Resources, Planning etc.  (10%)

Customer Relationships ( 5%)

  • Participates in and supports Customer quality audits.  Participates in internal and external OTOG events.

Delivering Results (15%)

  • Ensures performance across a range activities and metrics within their area:  (10%)
  • Production – safety, quality, delivery, employee relations
  • Maintenance – safety, quality, delivery, employee relations, equipment performance, preventive maintenance, project activities, 
  • Warehouse – safety, quality, delivery, equipment maintenance, employee relations 
  • Monitors processing throughout shift to assure safety, quality and delivery.  Tracks procedural verifications, including dosimeter re-reads.  Tracks KPIs and updates SQDC boards

What You Need To Be Successful:


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master’s degree preferred

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 5-10 years of financial analysis experience. 
  • Experience directly managing finance professionals and processes, preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience in developing metrics.  
  • Strong resolution and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen.  
  • Manufacturing and Operations accounting knowledge preferred (experience a plus)
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills. 
  • Oracle experience a plus. 
  • Project management skills desired.
  • Ability to be a self-starter; excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail; ability to work as a team member, as well as independently; ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Customer service orientation is mandatory.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management.

What We Offer You:

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established, global company that will invest in your career growth over the long term. STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible, talented 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 offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit bonus and incentive plans
  • Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 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:  26706
Job Category:  Finance

Point Richmond, CA, US, 94804

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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