About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

Voith is hiring for:

Buyer II  
Appleton, WI

Hybrid schedule – 2 days working in the office at Voith, 3 days work from home

           Tuesday – at VPA

           Wednesday – at VPUA


Interested to learn about Voith? Check out our video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xOifeDxLac


Reasons you’ll love working here:

  • Flexibility with Work/Life Balance
  • Hybrid Schedule and Summer Hours
  • Dress for Your Day Dress Code
  • Great Compensation and Benefits Package including 401K with up to 5% Match AND a 3% Company Contribution to Start
  • Paid Time Off and 10 paid Holidays per Year
  • Climate-Neutral Footprint Worldwide
  • Leadership and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Health and Wellness Benefits


Career development: Plan on developing both professionally and personally. Voith Learning & Development, team creates classes, seminars, and beyond-the-classroom tools that help employees understand Voith’s culture, organization, values, and role in the world.


Benefits: Our range of offered benefits can include medical, dental, vision, life insurances, starting on first of month, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, service awards, tuition reimbursement, referral bonuses and more! Find out which benefits you'll get after you choose your role with us.


Life work balance: Paid time off starting at 16 days in your first year of employment plus 10 paid holidays.



Reporting to the Manager of Purchasing - NPM North America, the position works in collaboration and alignment with Category Managers, Buyers, Engineers, Production Materials Purchasing and Finance. This role is responsible for managing the various aspects of sourcing indirect (non-production) & direct (production) goods and services from external suppliers.  Key responsibilities include:


  • Identify and source requirements from a supply base of current and/or new suppliers based on the project needs, specifications, flow down requirements and material group strategy / business targets.
  • Analyze requirements and support the establishment of supply agreements with defined, or targeted suppliers in the support of specific site project objectives.
  • Executes the source to contract process – prepares / issue tenders / eRFQ’s, analyzes sources & offers, recommends business award, negotiates contracts, and supports local implementation.
  • Receive and review purchase requisitions from Operation Units and ensure the accuracy of information
  • Actively participates and supports the implementation & execution of the material group (category) strategy and team. Implements but also influences the N.A. regional category strategy (re: savings programs, supplier performance, project funnel, performance improvement actions, etc.).
  • Support the achievement of total cost, service level performance, quality, speed, risk management / control objectives.
  • Support the proper set-up of ongoing purchase orders.
  • Receive, review and evaluate vendor proposals to make purchase recommendations and issue POs.
  • Actively participant in on-going meetings and accountable for purchasing deliverables are accomplished. Works with suppliers in support of active projects.
  • Ensure that the goods and services are on-time and ensuring that all quality documentation is available.
  • Monitor and follow-up with suppliers to ensure compliance with the contracted agreements, and order terms and conditions.


Experience & Qualifications

  • Required: Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in strategic supply management (sourcing, negotiations, project management, planning).
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Capable of working as part of a team and directing and/or coordinating meetings, as needed, related to supply problems.
  • Previous experience as a Buyer/ Sourcing/Planner for production or non-production materials and services using an ERP system required.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • JDE specific experience highly desirable.
  • Available to travel as needed (regional travel ~ 10%).
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access)



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or supply chain management equivalent.

Don’t meet every single requirement but think you would be a good fit for our team? We encourage you to apply – your unique skills may be just what we need for this or other roles!


Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh