Safeguarding Global Health® - with every product we sterilize


Medical Device Manufacturing


Oak Brook, IL


Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Packaging, Consulting Services, Food and Commercial Products, Laboratory Testing, and Advanced Applications

Company Size

Over 16,000 engineers, scientists, safety specialists, and solution providers.

Sterigenics, a Sotera Health company, is a global leader in comprehensive sterilization services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety and advanced applications markets. With our industry recognized scientific and technological expertise we help to ensure the safety of millions of patients and healthcare practitioners around the world every year. We offer our customers a complete range of outsourced terminal sterilization services, primarily using the three major sterilization technologies: gamma irradiation, ethylene oxide processing and electron beam irradiation and other technologies including X-Ray and nitrogen dioxide. Our global integrated network includes 48 facilities in 13 countries to ensure we provide the flexibility and redundancy needed. We are committed to addressing the growing need for sterilization in many parts of the world and partnering with our customers to eliminate threats to human health.
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The Opportunity

General Manager

Salt Lake City, UT
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Vice President of Operations for a specific regional area, the General Manager is responsible for the overall operation and performance of a sterilization plant. This General Manager opening is located in our Queensbury, NY facility. This is a very hands-on position overseeing the following facility functions: * Customer Service * Logistics * Maintenance * Processing * Quality Assurance * Safety Operations * Training * The facility’s current sterilization capabilities include GAMMA technologies.

  • Responsibilities

    • The GM communicates the company vision, motivating and sensitizing employees to the critical nature of our service; hires, retains, motivates and develops qualified personnel.

    • Facilitates the interaction of all functions within the plant and with Sales.

    • Works with Sales in developing customer relationships.

    • Ensures that customer product is processed safely, efficiently and in accordance with specifications and procedures.

    • Seeks continuous improvement in all areas of operation with a focus on safety, quality, productivity and operational efficiency, maintenance, and cost control/reduction.

    • Maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements to include: FDA, OSHA and NRC; prepares annual budgets for capital and operating expenses in support of Corporate objectives and operates within budget.

    • Administers and manages annual budgets for capital and operating expenses in support of corporate objectives and operates within budget.

    • Represents the organization to industry groups, key customers, representatives of government and regulatory agencies.

    • Drives technology development planning as required by changing market demands.

    • Develops short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.

    • Creates and implements critical strategies to secure competitive advantage in business processes/systems, efficient workflow, cycle time reductions, supplier relationships and alliances, quality and compliance.

    • Analyzes statistical data and makes decisions based on that information.

    • Integrates activities between departments to solve problems associated with sustaining product, which include improvements to existing processes and tooling/equipment, and new technology.

    • Interfaces with executive team members to optimize resources from each functional area including safety, finance, product development and engineering to drive results and support the manufacturing strategy.

    • Practices all health and safety procedures and makes safety a top priority. Accountable for a clean, safe, environmentally responsible manufacturing operation.

    • Communicates a clear vision, integrating both short- and long-term strategies, generating innovative solutions for existing and new products/processes that support our goal of world class status in sterilization and differentiate us from our competitors.

    • Achieves maximum levels of productivity, ensuring that the business benefits from the lowest possible cost and best value.

  • Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree (BS) within a Science-related field.

    • 5-10 years of progressive experience in a production environment, Operations or Manufacturing environment, including 3-5 years of supervisory/management experience, preferably in the medical services/products industry.

    • Specific experience within the Operations function of the medical device industry.

    • Strong general business knowledge and a strong operations leadership background.

    • Strong understanding of systems and the key drivers within an operations environment.

    • Strong knowledge of compliance, quality and safety as relates to all regulatory agencies, including FDA, OSHA and NRC.

    • Excellent teamwork, leadership, relationship building, mentoring, training and project management experience and skills.

    • Balance of strategic and tactical thinking skills. Skilled in analyzing and drawing information for long-term strategic change and improvement for the site.

    • Ability to work comfortably within a fast paced and matrixed organization.

    • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.

    • Effective leadership, judgment and interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels across the entire organization.

    • Results-oriented with a positive, professional attitude and a sense of urgency to get things done.

    • Above average computer skills in the area of analysis using databases/spreadsheets.

Building career-spanning relationships, from candidacy to organizational leadership, we provide access to the future of the Medtech and Pharma.