Job Title:  Director, Operations

Req ID:  38844
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations



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 Director of Operations will function as site leader to direct and control the operations giving strategic guidance and direction to ensure business objectives are met. This role is responsible for all areas of manufacturing to produce products and direct activities so that approved products are manufactured on schedule. Ensures that all products are produced on time, as cost-efficiently as possible, and meet the high-quality standards of STERIS. In addition, ensures that the production technology is maintained and developed to support the technological market leadership.

What you will do


  • Develop the manufacturing plan and establish procedures to maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
  • Develop the annual business plan in support of corporate objectives and monitor performance against plan, taking corrective actions to ensure all business objectives are met. Develop and manage departmental budget requirements.
  • Direct and monitor all Pt. Richmond, CA operations relating to the manufacturing, materials, facilities, and maintenance.
  • Maintains responsibility for hiring and retaining a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides growth, training, and development opportunities to employees.
  • Balances the needs of the business and employees, coordinates and manages performance reviews, recruitment/hiring, salary adjustments, work schedules and conflict resolution/employee relations.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data.  Direct and coordinate various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.).
  • Oversee management of and drive continuous improvement activities through the development of lean tools with support from the Corporate Lean Enterprise team.  Create a lean culture through effective management while striving for year over year improvements in KPIs.
  • Responsible for designing and implementing company processes for order entry, procurement, inventory control, production planning, manufacture, test, and ship.
  • Establish and monitor metrics and measurements of quality, reliability, on-time shipments, inventory, customer satisfaction, and financial goals.
  • Partner with Quality & Regulatory department to maintain good manufacturing process in accordance with FDA guidelines, ISO9001, and ISO 13485

What you will need to be successful


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Management
  • Minimum 10+ years of operations experience in a dynamic, high growth environment. 
  • Minimum 7+ years of progressive leadership experience. 
  • Experience with manufacturing high-tech products such as electronics and software.
  • 5+ years’ lean manufacturing experience and knowledge required.
  • Medical Device experience preferred.

What does STERIS Offer



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.  


  • Sign On Bonus $5,000.00
  • Competitive pay
  • Annual merit bonus and incentive plans
  • Medical, vision, prescription, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid vacation time and paid holidays
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pet, Auto, Legal, and additional life insurance 
  • Opportunities for advancement


Join us and help write our next chapter.





Work Schedule



  • Schedule for this role is 4:10’s and Friday as needed  
  • Monday - Thursday 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday work from home: On call 
  • The site does overtime on Friday's end of the month, end of quarter, and last quarter of the year when business requires it.


 Pay range for this opportunity is $121,430.00 - $163,464.00.


Minimum pay rates offered will comply with county/city minimums, if higher than range listed.  Pay rates are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to local labor market costs, years of relevant experience, education, professional certifications, foreign language fluency, etc.


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.

Req ID:  38844
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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