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Materials Group Manager

Date: Jun 30, 2019

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group


For the Voith Holding, Purchasing Department, we are looking for you as a:

Materials Group Manager 



This role operates in a specific Non Production Material (NPM) material commodity group and manages the supplier & commodity strategies related to Engineering and Professional Services. The MGM is focused on protection of Voith's legal and compliance status, ensuring a globally consistent Voith approach in processes and supplier policies. In addition the MGM supports the North American Purchasing team in the execution of their responsibilities in the support of the Voith Operating Units (OUs).




  • Support the NA Purchasing team in their mission to deliver excellent purchasing service to Voith Operating Units (OUs), ensuring compliance to defined NPM processes and the protection of  Voith's legal interests.
  • Proactively engage cross-functionally with OUs to understand business needs and key supplier selection criteria. Identify, prioritize, & lead projects that deliver Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings, enable achievement of NPM Purchasing’s KPI Targets, and improve internal process efficiency.
  • Connect complex data to business needs to develop, communicate, and implement compelling Sourcing Strategies that add value & mitigate risk. Utilize data and facts to overcome resistance to change.
  • Development of strategic sourcing strategies including spend analysis, market studies, supplier negotiations, and execution of Framework Agreements.
  • Maintain regular communication with requisitioners and Buyers in the regional OUs. Monitor the performance of the suppliers in the respective commodity area and take corrective action if needed.
  • Collaborate in the global NPM commodity management network by providing regional information and supporting the development and implementation of global strategies.




  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of degree 
  • 5 years of previous experience in purchasing
  • 3+ years of Commodity Management responsibility
  • Preferred Strategic Sourcing/Operational Experience in and knowledge of the Hydro or Paper Industry, Construction Services, Engineering Services.


Physical Demands


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

Voith Holding 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.

Nearest Major Market: York PA
Nearest Secondary Market: Lancaster