Share this Job

Job Title:  Continuous Improvement Manager

Req ID:  27722
Job Category:  Lean



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 Continuous Improvement Manager will drive operational excellence through continuous improvement program initiatives and deployments. This role will utilize lean implementation strategies and experiences in leading the organization through the lean transformation journey. You will plan, organize, and implement established STERIS Continuous Improvement methods, practices, and tools for more efficient and effective processes. You will take a hands-on, collaborative, action-oriented approach to build support for change and transformation while leading, training, developing, motivating, and coaching the team in the development of a lean culture.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead and drive lean transformational and continuous improvement efforts
  • Implement STERIS Business System continuous improvement activities in all major lean disciplines and in alignment with strategic initiatives and objectives 
  • Monitor existing and new transactional processes for improvement opportunities through lean problem-solving methodology
  • Facilitate and lead lean training, Kaizen events (Strategic Execution, Routine Management, Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, New Product Development, Process Improvement, Lean Software Development, Voice of the Customer), and other lean initiatives
  • Acquisition and integration
  • Through Kaizen, work with teams to improve processes and standards for selection, implementation, and support of software systems
  • Track, measure, and report progress on improvements using visual, standard, and established Key Performance Indicators
  • Assist organizations to develop and execute long-term and short-term strategic vision
  • Serve as a change facilitator, to develop and collaborate with lean champions and lean facilitators, and influence business leadership in the transformation to and/or in support of a continuous improvement culture
  • Assess, coach, and provide constructive feedback to leaders, teams, and individuals to strengthen lean competencies throughout the business
  • Initiate, maintain, and share business developed “best practices”
  • Organize and facilitate business Lean Steering Committees

What You Need To Be Successful:

  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Engineering, Business discipline or related technical discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated Lean experience in a leadership role required. Must have experience leading Kaizen events and other Lean initiatives. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced and changing environment with multiple priorities and achieve results
  • Ability to mentor and facilitate lean culture development in an environment with varying degrees of acceptance
  • Excellent leadership and decision-making skills
  • Business process kaizen leadership training and/or experience, desirable
  • Experience with the software development life cycle preferred
  • Experience with successful Agile techniques and coaching on Agile methodologies, a plus
  • Understanding of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and telecommunications systems desirable
  • Ability to work with and lead a team
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills
  • Self-starter with confidence, motivation, resilience, innovation, and creativity
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

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 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.

STERIS strives to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Req ID:  27722
Job Category:  Lean


Job Segment: Computer Science, Business Process, Telecom, Telecommunications, Product Development, Technology, Management, Research