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Purchasing Intern, Repair

Date: Sep 17, 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 Purchasing Department at Voith Paper in Appleton Wisconsin is looking for...

Purchasing Intern, Repair  
Appleton, Wisconsin


The Repair Purchasing Intern purchases materials, supplies and services of a complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures, based on assigned VOITH Material codes.


  • Reviews and analyzes purchase requisitions, investigates, and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations.
  • Examines and analyzes purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information; contacts department or initiator to clarify or complete information; determines method to process requisition based on dollar amount, timeliness required. 
  • Identifies and selects vendor to procure materials, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery date and places orders. 
  • Assists with sourcing new suppliers for products assigned.
  • Handle expediting requests after purchase orders have been acknowledged by the vendor.
  • Document late deliveries in SAP based on feedback from suppliers.
  • Track shipping status and ensure visible communication to requestor.
  • Constant review of current lanes and assessment of consolidation opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program or associate degree program in Supply chain or Business.
  • SAP experience highly desired.
  • Proficient in use of computers utilizing Windows based programs as well as being able to learn and utilize SAP as well as legacy systems.
  • Strong communication skills, both, verbal and in writing with good supplier relation skills.
  • Pertinent organizational skills necessary to meet deadlines, work under stress and perform in a multitasking role.  
  • Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve, with a positive attitude and solid communication skills.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. At times, some lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, and balancing is necessary.

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