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Senior Buyer

Date: Apr 26, 2019

Location: York, Pennsylvania, USA

Company: Voith Group


For the Voith Hydro, Commodity Buying department, we are looking for:

Senior Buyer 
York, Pa

Summary –

We are seeking a Senior Buyer to support our North American Hydro division in York, PA.  In this position the buyer will procure fabrication and machining commodities for VHNA, focusing on VHY and a “back-up” for VHM.    The position also involves ongoing communication with suppliers as well as internal functional departments.  The ideal candidate will possess strong relationship-building skills in addition to his/her technical knowledge and negotiating skills.


Responsibilities –

  • Identify and select qualified vendors based on business requirements and introduce new/alternative suppliers as required
  • Develop purchasing specifications by analyzing complex technical data, design, prints and a wide variety of other manufacturing and quality requirements, consulting with department or team members as necessary to assure correct purchasing and delivery requirements
  • Ability to determine manufacturability and value of engineered-designed components
  • Direct knowledge and understanding of sourcing of welded fabrications and machines parts
  • Manage all aspects pertaining to RFQ’s in the OTO and OTC phase of a project
  • Purchase and manage all aspects of the assigned commodities at best quality in the most cost efficient manner in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Develop collaborative relationships / strategic alliances with suppliers to promote quality improvement and cost reductions
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-directed and detail-oriented with the desire to solve problems
  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude


Qualifications –

  • Experience in SAP software
  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written); French is a plus
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a business related discipline or relevant experience without a degree will be considered
  • 12 - 15 years of experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain Management
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)


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


Voith Hydro 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