Job Title:  Supply Chain Manager

Req ID:  43704
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

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible to provide leadership in procurement activities for the site, including inventory control and material flow. You will develop and execute strategies within a lean environment concentrating on talent leadership, Customer experience, Risk management and Cash Generation. You will be responsible for both tactical daily execution of material procurement availability, and material flow, as well as longer-term site-specific sourcing strategies. This individual will focus on developing supply chain agility, generating cash flow, and providing the necessary information flow for optimize material availability. The successful candidate will develop key relationships both internally cross-functionally with operations, accounting, finance, quality, engineering, as well as externally with suppliers.


  • Support all site and business HSE policies.
  • Supervise a team of buyers and sourcing specialist, and other associated roles.
  • Drives a culture of accountability and results through routine management and effective performance management.
  • Drive overall sourcing initiatives to minimize risk, reduce costs, and ensure best value continuity of supply. Ensure products and services are supplied on time and with good quality to meet Customer needs.
  • Lead team activities to meet Site goals for spend aggregation, and supplier consolidation, rationalization, and segmentation.
  • Responsible to drive KPI results supporting the Supply Chain Strategy goals.
  • Leverage and manage supplier relationships and performance.
  • Lead and identify continuous improvement activities to increase efficiency and reduce costs of internal procurement processes and systems.
  • Ensure team compliance with STERIS policies and procedures, and government requirements.
  • Ensures alignment and communication with other functional leaders.
  • Ensure the Demand Plan is supported through material and component procurement to support Manufacturing to achieve necessary business demand, customer service, and site cost and productivity goals.
  • Facilitate Problem solving utilizing critical thinking and lean methodologies.

Duties - cont'd

  • Own and drive business and site working capital goals through coordination between procurement, planning and production.
  • Interface with internal and external warehouses and suppliers, to ensure proper logistics to support plant and business initiatives.
  • Support accuracy of inventory counts and physical inventories by implementing and managing, in conjunction with finance and warehousing teams, an inventory control system.
  • Manage the requisition of all direct and indirect materials and services required to support production schedule and meet incoming quality requirements.
  • Participates as a key member of the Plant operations team, serves as the voice of the purchasing team and supports site in making cross-functional operations decisions to meet KPI and long term strategies.
  • Employs data analysis and information technology to improve Division performance.
  • Create development plans for sourcing / procurement team members and ensure talent pipeline is in place for key functions.
  • Analyzes inventories and develops and executes plans to balance Inventory % of Sales and optimize customer service.
  • Establishes and implements standard re-order and delivery procedures.
  • Responsible for levels of item data accuracy (item master) relating to procurement and Suppliers.
  • Responsible for managing the division operational inventory to ensure adequate stocking levels for immediate production items and forecasting for future requirements for premier Customer service.
  • Negotiates long term contracts in coordination with group staff and policies.
  • Responsible for continuous improvements programs with suppliers.
  • Will establish and implement standard/automated re-order procedures.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Six (6) to eight (8) years of experience working in Supply Chain, manufacturing and / or industrial environment.
  • Experience in all aspects of end-to-end Supply Chain including contract negotiations, commodity based materials management, project management and commercial analytics. 
  • Excellent knowledge office applications like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and project management tools.


  • Excellent communication, problem solving, project management, organizational and negotiation skills. 
  • Responds with a sense of urgency to meeting and supporting the needs of each and every Customer, providing innovative and comprehensive solutions. Effectively negotiates, influences and collaborates with others. Seeks a creative, win/win solution.
  • Builds constructive and effective relationships cross-functionally; effectively manages through conflict while maintaining relationships.
  • Effectively handles change, ambiguity and changing priorities staying focused on achieving the key priorities for the business.
  • Effectively manages projects, assessing time, resources, investment, etc. ensuring deadlines and objectives achieved.
  • Keeps current on the industry, the “Customer,” market and other external factors impacting the role and/or business and benchmarks for improvement of processes and applications.
  • Identifies the strategic issues and translates them into practical ideas and programs.
  • Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately and effectively manages complexity and change.

Work Schedule

  • This is an onsite position based in St Louis, MO. 
    • The address is: 7405 Page Ave, St. Louis, MO 63133
  • The schedule is: M-F, dayshift hours. 


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.

Req ID:  43704
Job Category:  Supply Chain Management

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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