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 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

Voith Paper is hiring for:

Senior Manager of Operations  
Neenah, WI

Reasons you’ll love working here:

  • Flexibility with Work/Life Balance
  • Hybrid Schedule and Summer Hours
  • Dress for Your Day Dress Code
  • Great Compensation and Benefits Package including 401K with up to 5% Match AND a 3% Company Contribution to Start
  • Paid Time Off and 10 paid Holidays per Year
  • Climate-Neutral Footprint Worldwide
  • Leadership and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Health and Wellness Benefits


Career development: Plan on developing both professionally and personally. Voith Learning & Development, team creates classes, seminars, and beyond-the-classroom tools that help employees understand Voith’s culture, organization, values, and role in the world.


Benefits: Our range of offered benefits can include medical, dental, vision, life insurances, starting on first of month, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, service awards, tuition reimbursement, referral bonuses and more! Find out which benefits you'll get after you choose your role with us.


Life work balance: Paid time off starting at 16 days in your first year of employment plus 10 paid holidays.


Summary –

The Senior Manager of Operations leads the operating unit, which is made up of approximately 35 employees, to achieve the annual targets for safety, quality, efficiency, and profit.  This position is also responsible for managing the site leadership team to ensure development and execution of a clear strategy and plan to achieve these goals.   

Responsibilities –

  • Ensures all site employees are focused and measured on fulfilling our strategy, goals and commitments with a special emphasis on safety, quality and financial performance.
  • Engages site employees to ensure everyone understands the business objectives, the status of the objectives and how individual performance impacts the objectives.
  • Works with sales and product management regularly to fully understand the customer’s needs regarding quality to consistently achieve desired results.
  • Initiates the development of documented solutions to address all gaps in safety, quality and financial performance.
  • Communicate and collaborate routinely to update on business results and performance levels both collectively in groups and individually with the leadership team.
  • Promotes a work culture were creativity and standardized systems are harmonized to create the expected results consistently with an ever present element of continuous improvement regarding safety, quality and financial performance.
  • Ensures high levels of performance through operations and employees. Understands the most critical aspects of the operation and how to optimize them in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • Creates an environment where all employees are rewarded for excellent performance and corrective actions are developed for performance deficiencies.


Qualifications –


  • At least 5 years of leadership experience and 1 year of operations management required
  • Bachelor’s degree with technical or business major required
  • Must be well versed in operational excellence, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Strong coaching, developing, mentoring and leadership skills required
  • Must have experience in problem solving and project management
  • Must have customer service orientation and strong communication skills
  • Also must have a strong attention to detail, interpersonal and people management skills
  • Experience working and leading in a union environment is preferred.


Physical Demands -

  • A Senior Manager of Operations is required to talk and hear in an industrial setting (noise level is moderate). The employee will need to stand, walk and sit frequently throughout the day.  The employee will also occasionally be required to reach with hands and arms, lift, stop or crouch.
  • The vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception and adjust focus. 
  • The job requires occasional travel






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