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 Paper is hiring for:

NA Digital Innovation Leader 
Appleton, WI


Reasons you'll love working here:

Health and safety are a top priority with all of our roles and sites:

  • 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. Voith also provide Tuition Reimbursement for all employees past the first year of employment.
  • Benefits: Our range of offered benefits can include medical, dental, vision, life insurances, starting on first of month on or after date of hire, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, service awards, identify of theft production 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.
  • Working Environment: Safe, climate-controlled workshop, clean shop, an average tenure over 10 years of service within Voith.



The NA Digital Innovation Leader will define our Papermaking 4.0 strategy with Business Leaders and the Digital Team to reach project execution and sales goals.This position will be responsible for Management of our Digital opportunity pipeline and implementation of digital solutions by guiding Regional Key Accounts on the Digital transformation path and management of overall Customer experience on Digital Projects specific to the Pulp and Paper Industry.



  • Provide feedback to the Voith Global Product Managers, BTG Global Solution Teams and R&D organizations on the needs of the market to develop the most attractive and strategic value-added  papermaking solutions. Work with the Business Directors, Digital Team and other members of the senior leadership team as needed to reach go/no go decisions.
  • Liaise with key Voith and BTG stakeholders to ensure alignment of strategy and solutions for pulp and paper customers. Will have an influential and important seat at the table to develop and adjust strategy in conjunction with the senior leadership team.
  • Lead as the Digital Entreprenuer in the Region by collaboration with the Digital Team and Regional Sales and Applications.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the paper market including IIoT opportunities to assist with the development of strategy and Papermaking 4.0.  Must be aligned with the overall strategy of moving towards Papermaking 4.0 with the common portfolio. The market intelligence will be done in collaboration with the dedicated sales and applications teams.
  • Propose to the steering committee any changes in organization or startegy. Communicate Voice of the Customer feedback, market expectations, required resources, commercialization and after launch support.
  • Implement efficient training programs to the sales/applications forces for them to be as independent as possible for future implementations of launched papermaking solutions.
  • Deliver effective professional presentations internally and externally.
  • Responsible for own personal safety, the safety of the team and those around you.
  • Work in accordance with and enforce compliance with all Voith and BTG policies (ex: Safety, Code of Ethics, Commercial Policy, Security Policy and Export Compliance) to maintain company reputation and image.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Paper process and Automation experience and knowledge
  • Project Management skills.
  • People management skills.
  • International experience.
  • Attracts top talent and develop talents.
  • Business and customer insight.
  • Strategic mindset.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Cultivates innovation.
  • Ability to deliver effective professional presentations internally and externally.
  • Courage and ability to manage conflicts.
  • Diplomatic, engaging and team spirit.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Drives results, manage execution, ability to keep date lines and report variations.
  • Manage ambiguity, resilient, able to work to mid and long-term objectives.
  • Fact based decision making.
  • Leadership.
  • Drives vision and purpose.
  • Ensures accountabilities.
  • A track record of delivering complex programs.
  • Able to travel on a frequent basis, occassional international travel will be required (75% of time).
  • Fluent in English.


Required Education/Experience

  • Engineering degreee related to Paper industry.
  • 5+ years experience in Pulp or Paper Manufacturing.
  • Paper process Automation experience preferred.

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