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Product Development Manager I

Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Company: Voith Group


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, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

The Voith US Inc., Product Management and Application Engineering Department, is looking for:

Product Development Manager I  
Appleton, WI

Summary –

In collaboration Global Product Management, both P&S and Project provide local Product Management for products for sale in the NAFTA market.


Responsibilities - 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Reach the sales and profit requirements, according to business line targets.  Specifically ensure the TDC according to plan are not exceed.
  • Apply the correct sizing and estimating for the quotations.  Achieve high accuracy of pre-calculation vs. actual figures.
  • Be the technical expert and resource for Product Knowledge of specified product line.



  • Develop and maintain an expert knowledge of Pulping Products.
  • Develop and maintain a general understanding of all Voith Fiber Systems products and process technology.
  • Develop a business sense to secure profit and grow product sales both new machine and aftermarket.
  • Feedback to GPM the sizing limitations of the equipment of for NA. Voith Application Engineering guidelines. Ensure NA market needs are meet.
  • Obtain and maintain knowledge of competitors’ products and processes.



  • Full responsibility life cycle of machine
  • In collaboration with GPM and Sales develop a business plan for growth of product sales both new machine and aftermarket.
  • Application data collection and feed back to sizing program
  • Generate standard performance guarantees (by sub system)
  • Be or become the technical expert
  • Set product positioning for Single machines and Aftermarket (PECs) & Set market prices
  • Provide product training to AE/RSM/PSS/CSS and others as required
  • Provide inventory recommendations and justifications to Supply Chain
  • Perform Competitor Analysis
  • Manage new product launches in NAFTA
  • Generate Case studies
  • Create Quick start guides
  • Support sales as required
  • Help trouble shoot product performance issues – feed back to GPM.
  • Provide regular feedback to global product management on product performance on NAFTA applications and competitive activity.
  • Proposed and implemented solutions to keep products competitive and profitable.
  • Provide application assistance as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications –

  • Minimum BSc Chemical, Mechanical or Degree in Paper Science.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to talk technically with colleagues, both national and international, and sales and engineering organization.
  • Must be professional, accurate and reliable.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, ability to learn other programs.
  • Discretion in dealing with confidential data.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the paper industry.


* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh