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Job Title:  Supervisor, Distribution Center

Req ID:  35466
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

This position supervises staff at the Distribution Center operations ensuring safe, timely, cost-effective receiving, and shipping of finished goods.  Ensures high levels of Customer service and satisfaction by coordinating supply chain activities with the Manufacturing, Planning, and Sourcing groups.  Maintains appropriate and accurate record keeping and data management systems and is an effective liaison with transportation providers and internal and external Customers.


1.         Responsible for receipt of finished goods and shipments to domestic customers and distributors.  

2.         Coordinate activities and provide direction to employees in charge of daily operations.

3.         Develop and/or maintain the required material handling procedures and work instructions for the department.

4.         Ensure required daily production requirements are aligned with Customer requirements.

5.         Maintain and supervise appropriate inventory record keeping. Provide input for warehouse design and logistics.

6.         Maintain a safe working environment by instructing employees on established safety practices and enforcing practices at all times.  Ensure that emergency equipment, electrical panels, and exits are regularly monitored and free from obstructions.

Duties Cont.

7.         Responsible for proper operation of equipment, including the training and instruction of operators on equipment use, and the requisitioning of needed equipment maintenance.  Ensure equipment is maintained in a clean working order.

8.        Establish, maintain, and promote positive employee relations, while maintaining productivity, attendance, and general order required for an efficient operation. 

9.          Ensure daily cycle counts are taken and provide Senior Distribution Manager/Director with monthly reports on outcome.

10.       Work with cross functional groups to ensure traffic between warehouse points and to customers is coordinated and managed optimally.

11.       In conjunction with STERIS Planning, ensure efficient traffic management feedback to Director regarding performance of carriers.

12.       Coordinate and lead special projects affecting domestic warehouse operations. 

13.       Maintain 5S/SQDC boards and implement Lean initiatives to improve productivity.

14.       Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree required:  Emphasis in Operations or Supply Chain Management is preferred.


Minimum 5-10 years warehouse experience.  


Minimum 3 - 5 years supervisory experience in warehousing, domestic transportation, and shipping/receiving.  Experience in an FDA controlled facility desirable.

2 – 3 years Lean Warehousing (preferred)

Handling, Storing, and Shipping hazardous materials (preferred)

Supervisory Responsibilities

Responsible for the supervision of staff members, responsible for providing clear expectations and opportunities for skill development.  Delegate and ensure understanding of job duties and responsibilities.  Provide a motivating work environment and information on relevant matters including business objectives, company policies and procedures.  Measure and appraise performance and provide accurate feedback.  Recommend/approve salary actions/career development.  Assist employee(s) in skill/career development.  Monitor absences and vacations.  Strong team orientation.  Demonstrated leadership.


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:  35466
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Warehouse, Employee Relations, Operations, Manufacturing, Human Resources