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Job Title:  Buyer II

Req ID:  30300
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Rush, NY, US, 14543


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

In this position you will be responsible for the purchase of assigned commodities to meet production needs and internal specifications. As a Buyer you will negotiate with and manage relationships with suppliers, will complete all necessary transactional work for purchasing, and will address and quality issues related to supplier product

What You Will Do

Process/approve/monitor purchase orders according to the spending matrix and business needs

•     Ensure materials availability to support production schedule

•     Control and monitor raw materials inventory levels, ensuring they are kept at appropriate levels according to demand and production plans

•     Roll out cost saving & continuous improvement initiatives

•     Negotiate contracts with suppliers

•     Handle disputes and quality issues with suppliers

•     Research and select new suppliers from a cost, quality and delivery perspective

•     Work towards department KPI’s and performance settings (e.g. OTD, Service level, BO)

•     Work closely with Planning, Master Data, Tech Sourcing, Manufacturing, Quality, Warehouse, Logistics, Regulatory, R&D

•     Support the launch of new products and sustaining projects from a purchasing perspective


Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree

What Will Help You Be Successful

Minimum 5 years working experience in procurement/purchasing roles.  Will accept minimum seven (7) years experience in lieu of degree.

Knowledge of SAP, ERP systems required. APICS training is a benefit

Experience with international shipping including freighter logistics, tariff's, duties, longer lead times, etc. is a benefit

Independent worker, proactive, able to anticipate and resolve issues

Critical thinking, problem solving and negotiation skills

Ability to think end to end when dealing with challenges and opportunities

Ability to prioritize within multiple day-to-day activities and projects



What We Offer You

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 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:  30300
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

Rush, NY, US, 14543

Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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