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Job Title:  Manager, Inventory Distribution

Req ID:  29538
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

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

Responsible for the management of the Distribution Center ensuring the safe, timely, and cost effective receiving, storage, and shipping of finished goods throughout the world.  Ensure high levels of customer service by working with other warehouses, vendors, carriers, and STERIS’ Manufacturing and Customer Service groups.  Maintain appropriate inventory record keeping and data management systems as needed to accommodate Corporate, Regulatory, and Governmental requirements.


  • Responsible for the receipt, management, and shipment of finished goods to customers, distributors, and satellite warehouses globally.  Provides the overall coordination of activities and directs these activities for the first-line supervisors and leads. Creates and/or authorizes all Standard Operating Procedures in the department.  Ensures training is completed and remains up to date on these procedures.
  • Direct operational line responsibilities for the DC’s which may include kitting activities. 
  • In line with ISO/FDA controls, provides and supervises the required record-keeping and data management systems.  Provides input for warehouse designs and logistics.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by instructing employees on established safety practices and enforcing these practices.  Prepares monthly operational reports and audits the operation against current procedures. Serves on the site’s Central Safety Committee.

  • Responsible for the proper operation of equipment, including the training and instruction on equipment use and the requisitioning of needed equipment, material, and maintenance.  Ensures all equipment is maintained in their proper working condition. 
  • Completes Capital Appropriation Requests as required, supporting the location's operating requirements.                                                                                                   
  • Serves as the department’s liaison with the Environmental, Health and Safety, and other internal and external agencies/groups.  Supports and follows corporate security measures for the facility, products, and human resources.

  • Establishes, maintains, and promotes good relations with employees while also maintaining productivity, attendance, and general order required for the efficient operation of the Distribution Center. 
  • Ensure that the distribution facilities are properly staffed and equipped in order to select and receive products at the facilities in a production and cost-efficient manner.
  • Supports the development of departmental budgets, expenditures, and site management.  Prepares monthly operating performance metrics, semi-annually the Management Review Board presentations, and other operational summary report outs.
  • Coordinates inventory cycle count activities.
  • Works with cross functional groups to ensure traffic activities between warehouse points and the customers are coordinated and optimally managed.
  • Serves as the local Subject Matter Expert for the Distribution & Logistics group for Oracle, Clipper ship, and other operating systems.
  • Ensures as needed 24/7 coverage for the handling of emergency Customer orders.
  • Provides a leadership role on assigned corporate wide initiatives when necessary.
  • Summarize and monitor key performance measures. Develop action plans as necessary.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in warehousing, domestic transportation, shipping/receiving or other operations/supply chain function. 
  • Minimum three (3) years supervisory or management experience. 


  • Sound administrative and management skills.
  • Strong persuasive and presentation skills (oral and written). 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization, problems solving, business acumen, and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of computerized warehouse systems and UN/DOT shipping regulations for domestic and international shipments is required


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:  29538
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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