Director, Lean Operations in Mentor OH

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  • Mentor, OH, US, 44060 View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 15, 2022

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Join Steris as Director, Lean Operations in Mentor Ohio. At the Steris you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply Steris Lean careers in Mentor OH.


Position : Director, Lean Operations

Job Category: Lean

Work location : Mentor, Ohio

Job Segment : Operations Manager, Manager, Inspector, Operations, Management, Quality



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
Assist with development of Corporate Lean strategies and carry out Lean transformation and strategy deployment within business area. Influence and coach senior management and their teams on Lean transformation, cultural change, engagement, Lean adoption and empowerment with a passionate approach to results. Drive results through the use of common metrics and data in various areas of the organization including those with environments of ambiguity.

Organize senior management CI/lean steering committee and activities to set direction for Lean/CI and provide guidance. Ensures that all local steering committees are supported and operate effectively.


Collaborate with business leaders to facilitate and lead cultural and strategic changes across functional departmental boundaries within designated business area.


Advise and counsel leadership by providing strategic direction in prioritizing CI opportunities, and ensuring that CI initiatives align with the business strategy.


Develop and implement a team-based learning work environment along with the appropriate structure.


Create and implement Lean transformation plans across the organization based on Corporate Lean strategy,  and local business strategy and directly manage Lean/CI initiatives and programs.


Drive Lean/CI implementation to achieve cost reductions, cycle time improvements, and quality improvements through effective Lean/CI management, benchmarking, Key Performance Indicator development, and scorecard for various functions within the organization.

Education Degree
Bachelor’s Degree
Required Experience

15+ years of demonstrated, qualified lean experience in a leadership role.


One successful enterprise lean transformation required with experience in deploying lean culture in an organization.


8 years experience leading and managing a Lean/CI team.


Demonstrated impact that translates to clear, bottom line performance results with step-function change with ability to produce $1 million in cost savings.


Strong analytical skills and understanding of problem solving techniques. Proficiency in analyzing business needs, determining appropriate solutions and/or opportunities, and deploying them.


Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, communicate, motivate, instill confidence, and persuade in difficult or complex situations.


Demonstrated impact using lean tools:  Toyota Productions System and methodologies such as: A3 Development and Management, Process Flow Mapping, 5S/Visual Factory, TPM, QCO-SMED, Standard Work, Process Problem Solving, Built In Quality, Just In Time, Kaizen/Continuous Improvement, Chuka-chuka lines, karikuri devices.


Lean certification from a recognized independent technical organization. Bronze certification from AME/SME or the ability to certify within 6 months in role.

Preferred Experience

Preferred experience with Shingijutsu consultants and mentoring by a recognized competent lean consultancy.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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