Share this Job

Head of Sourcing (m/f/d)

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg, DE

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.

Support the Voith Group | Voith Hydro as a

Head of Sourcing (m/f/d)  
Job ID 70515 | Location Heidenheim | suitable for job sharing


Your tasks 

  • Develop and implement of sourcing strategies with early involvement in the tender phase.
  • Optimize of order specific sourcing concepts and supplier management in close cooperation with the central MGM material group management.
  • Analyse of international procurement markets, identificate of new suppliers and develope of reliable supply chains.
  • Identificate and realize of cost reduction potentials.
  • Conduct negotiations on price and delivery conditions.
  • Control, monitor and manage operational purchasing activities.
  • Ensure delivery reliability, price stability and quality standards, including possible claim negotiations.
  • Optimize of procurement processes to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Disciplinary and technical management and development of the purchasing team.


Your profile 

  • Degree in business administration, industrial engineering or comparable education with several years of professional experience in the field of purchasing, ideally mechanical engineering.
  • Strong negotiation skills, experience in international procurement, strong communication skills and assertiveness as well as leadership skills.
  • Solution-oriented approach combined with a hands-on mentality.
  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgment.
  • Very good knowledge of contract management and contract law.
  • Profound knowledge of SAP module MM and common MS Office applications.
  • Proficiency in the English language; other languages such as German and French are an advantage. 
  • Willingness to travel worldwide (approx. 5 %).


Become a Voithian and join us to shape the future of our company. Working at Voith means to actively promote future-oriented technologies. We offer you a responsible job in our Group Division Hydro with challenging tasks and scope for creativity. Furthermore there are a lot of other reasons for working with Voith. Take your chance – at Voith.


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
Recruiting Services • Marina Loew • phone +49 7321 37 2716
Job ID 70515