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 22,000 employees, sales of € 5,5 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

Support the Voith Group | Voith Hydro as a

Procurement Officer (m|f|d) 
Job ID 73991 I Location Snowy/Australia


Ready for a new challenge (in down under)? Take your chance to be part of a great project in Australia!

Join one of the top global players in hydropower on one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia!


Your tasks

  • Compile and source market information, and assist in analysing markets and assessing risk to inform procurement planning and sourcing decisions.
  • Conduct sourcing activities in a timely manner and in accordance with the project program, established business and project policies, procedures and guidelines to meet project needs and participate in negotiations to establish and review supply arrangements that will deliver value for money procurement outcomes.
  • Manage relationships and ways of working with key suppliers to ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of goods/services that meet project requirements.
  • Compile and source market information, and assist in analysing markets and assessing risk to inform procurement planning and sourcing decisions.
  • Develop an appreciation of the head contract to enable proper management of the financial interests of the project.
  • Analyse, compare & clarify offers received and conduct negotiations with sub-contractors to achieve value for money/effective management of cost.
  • Close out commercial qualifications & prepare recommendations for award and obtain approval per limits of authority.
  • Liaise with Offshore team to ensure timely placement of purchase orders and to resolve any invoice or payment issues raised by suppliers.
  • Identify, mitigate and escalate procurement risks to enable the project to meet its obligations, minimise risk and maximise opportunities for cost avoidance and/or cost reduction.
  • Contribute to the development of procurement management plans, resolve issues, monitor performance of suppliers and negotiate variations through effective supplier relationships to enhance project outcomes.
  • Ensure that all records are methodically archived in line with procedures as the project progresses.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate reports, as required.
  • Maintain registers of procurement, requisitions, approval registers etc for inclusion in reports.
  • Manage site procurement operational expenditure to plan.


Your profile

  • At least 5 years of experience in sourcing/procurement.
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance/Engineering/Engineering/Quantity Surveying or equivalent preferred.
  • Understanding best practice in procurement policy, processes and legislation and building knowledge of the business and supplier. markets, given the rate of change in these areas.
  • Understanding of customer/client needs.
  • Proven negotiating and lateral thinking skills.
  • Financial management – demonstrable behavior in reducing costs and meeting budgets.
  • Contractual contract and claims awareness.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Computer proficient, Microsoft Office, SAP and Aconex an advantage terms.


We offer you an international working environment with an open and inclusive company culture. In addition, you can expect flexible working models, sustainable development opportunities and various offers for the compatibility of family and career as well as health and well-being.


Apply now via our web portal. 
Find more details about the application process.


The Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG | VHH is looking forward to your application!


Your personal contact
J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG | VZS 

Global Business Services HR EMEA 

Talent Acquisition Team• Nathalie Schubert • phone +49 7321 37 3122   


Job ID 73991