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Material Group Manager

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Kunshan, Jiangsu, China

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.

For VPC, we're looking for you as a Material Group Manager.

Material Group Manager  
Material Group Manager


Supplier  Strategy Focus

  • Supply Market Analysis for opportunity, risk and trends
  • Based on transparent volume, lead time and price level, quality performance to define long term supplier strategy.
  • Work with teams to ensure supplier strategy can be fully execution


Supplier Management

  • Supplier pyramid/classification
  • Supplier qualification with QM.SDE support
  • Continue management for supplier pool readiness to support fluctuation business.
  • Supplier Readiness Program implementation at supplier side to improve competitive
  • Trial order follow up to make sure LL sharing to new suppliers
  • Overall responsibilities in relative material group supply lifecycle management :
    1. Supplier qualification (with QM support)
    2. Transparency on technical and organizational capabilities
    3. Supplier assessments /Development
    4. Ensure product quality
    5. Capacity management
    6. Supplier relationship management
  • Continuously optimize single source supplier list with drive both local and Global MGM/GPM for backup supplier sourcing.
  • Supplier Capability and capacity analysis to recommend feasible products with cost effectiveness control at each supplier to achieve business target
  • Sign frame-contract with feasible supplier to ensure the stable cost, quality and delivery


Material Group Budget Control

  • Clear understand for cost model and coordinate for CM update to reflect the real situation for relevant material group
  • Well analysis material chance and risk, drive for DTC and bring cost competitiveness to the project
  • Catalog parts localization and new supplier development


8+ years work experience in structure material manufacturing processes and familiar with process cost (welding, machining, surface treatment…) strategy supplier development and maintain, well understand cost model and drive for DTC, preferably in paper industry or heavy machinery industries with proven records;

Bachelor and above degree in Mechanic Engineering related fields;


Strategic Thinking skills:

Well understand Material market and supplier base

Long term strategy view of supplier management;

Cost Analysis skills:

Knowledge and experience in Manufacturing process(/Welding/Machine), cost breakdown analysis;


Passion for Excellence

Fast learning, ownership, fast execution, result-oriented

Organized and can perform under high pressure

Good communication and influence skill

Effective English communication