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Job Title:  International Distribution Specialist

Req ID:  19654
Job Category:  Customer Operations/Customer Support
Country/Region:  US
State:  PA
City:  Sharon Hill
Zip:  19079

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

Inspired by our Customers’ efforts to create a healthier and safer world, and guided by our legacy of leadership and innovation, we strive to be a Great Company. To STERIS, this means we will make a difference by providing world-class products and service solutions for our Customers.

The International Distribution Specialist will be an  expert on international product deployment to ensure safe, timely, and cost effective shipping of finished goods globally.  You will ensure high levels of customer satisfaction by working with customer service, central planning, trafficking and freight forwarders.  You will also maintain appropriate record keeping and provide effective liaisons with carriers, freight forwarders, and governmental agencies.

You will work in a brand new, extremely clean environment with a highly collaborative team in a medium sized manufacturing/distribution plant that is part of a larger global company. 

What you will do

•    Responsible for organizing shipments and completion of international documentation for international customer shipments and distribution center transfers.
•    Provide and train material handlers on proper packaging and documentation procedures for finished goods shipments to international customers.
•    Work with customer service, distribution centers, and freight forwarders on consolidation orders to ensure customer requirements are met.
•    Serve as distribution center expert in International shipping regulations, assess impact regarding products, and take action to ensure shipping compliance with these regulations.
•    Maintain proper shipping documentation on international shipments for required length of time.
•    Create and authorize standard international shipping and receiving work instructions.
•    Responsible for liaisons with freight forwarders and trafficking to establish total customer satisfaction.
•    Other duties as assigned.

What you need to be successful
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 3  years experience in international shipping.  Must have demonstrated knowledge of Free Trade Agreements.
  • Experience with EXW (EX Works), DBT (Double Bottom Tank), etc.  for international shipping.
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel. Experience working in Oracle, SAP or other supply chain software highly preferred. 
  • Experience with domestic shipping helpful. 

Work environment 

  • Must be able to work in both a standard office environment and in a distribution warehouse facility.  Extensive use of computer system.

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 $3B, 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.