Job Title:  Associate Manager, Value Stream

Req ID:  41411
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133


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


Plans and directs all packaging operations under ISO 9001/13485 and cGMP requirements. Responsible for achieving annual objectives for safety, quality, delivery, and cost of the Value Stream. Embraces Lean Transformation through education of self and direct reports, Kaizen concepts and activities, visual management tools, root cause problem solving, and alignment with Policy Deployment objectives. Works closely with the Value Stream Manager to establish operations budget and is responsible for maintaining budget with year-over-year targets to improve cost ratio. Demonstrates respect for people through employee involvement, development, and teamwork while ensuring a safe environment.

What you will do


  • Manage and coach both direct and indirect Value Stream team members, including Packaging Supervisor and Operators, Shipping & Receiving Supervisor and Operators, Engineering, Maintenance, QC, Production Planning, and Manufacturing Coordination. Provide direction and collaborate with Management and support staff outside of the Value Stream to conduct operations in a safe and productive capacity to meet the needs of our Customers and business objectives.
  • Works closely and collaborates with Planning and Processing Value Stream developing production schedules to maximize utilization of equipment and labor while minimizing material loss.
  • Create development plans for direct reports for personal and professional growth that will benefit each individual and the company. Assist in the development plans for indirect reports.
  • Plans and directs the Packaging department with the assistance of the Value Stream team members, including equipment and manpower utilization along with scheduling of both manual and automated manufacturing and packaging systems that support products. Responsible for operational decisions associated with quality control, process procedures, equipment maintenance, and labor utilization.
  • Responsible for the review and accuracy of work instructions and standard work and ensures timely signature tasks within PLM. Responsible for the implementation and training of all Corporate and local procedures and work instructions and maintains documentation of training.
  • Drives a safe working behavior within the department by demonstrating and promoting safe work performance, ensuring communications and recognition, as well as identifying and anticipating safety needs relative to equipment and or conditions. Maintains a safe working environment by establishing and enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations in accordance with World Class Safety initiatives and the culture of STERIS Corporation.
  • Responsible for compliance and training of internal and external regulations (e.g., FDA, Homeland Security, OSHA, EPA, ISO 9001/13485, and STERIS). Stay abreast of current regulations and establish a monitoring program to audit compliance. Responsible for familiarity with and administration of the IUE Labor Agreement in a consistent manner.
  • Supports approved new product development teams and projects through manufacturing input as required.
  • Provide direction and leadership in Continuous Improvement and Lean Principles. Continually work to implement ideas and concepts from lean activities. Provide the necessary training and follow up to sustain improvements. 
  • Works for continuous improvement by analyzing new or alternative ways to improve operations, incorporating staff suggestions into analysis. Utilize investigating process deviations, customer complaints audit activities and recommendations for implementing corrective or improvement actions within the department.
  • Lead production staff by coaching, counseling, motivating, and disciplining as needed. Plan, monitor and appraise job results. Direct and maintain activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale. Foster intra- and inter-department cooperation and teamwork. Works with HR and other managers to ensure fair and consistent policy administration for all Union and non-union staff.

What you will need to be successful


  • Bachelor's degree preferred or 7+ years' progressively responsible experience directly managing people in a manufacturing environment.
  • 3+ years working in a manufacturing environment.
  • 1+ years supervisory experience
  • 1+ years Lean Operations experience
  • 1+ years working in regulated environment, preferably drug and/or medical device
  • Strong team orientation with ability to influence and collaborate with others
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Self-directed take charge leader that strives for continuous improvement of process and results of self and team
  • Solid analytical and organizational skills
  • Positive leadership abilities, proactively voicing ideas, opinions, and suggestions in a constructive way
  • Financial and business acumen, understanding Customer and business needs to interpret financial data and performance measures to make informed decisions
  • Strategic thinker
  • Customer focused with strong sense of urgency to meeting their needs
  • Data driven and scientific thinking for solving problems and continuous improvement
  • Proven success delivering results
  • Time management
  • Relevant experience using Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Accountability and ownership of goals and results

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 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
  • Opportunities for advancement



Join us and help write our next chapter.





STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 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:  41411
Job Category:  Manufacturing Operations

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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