Multifaceted perspectives

You will be supporting the global purchasing group located in Perrysburg, OH. The field of work includes the bill of material explosion of design bills of materials with subsequent specifications for a need-based procurement of purchased and production parts. Your further responsibilities include:

Taking responsibility together
  • Expanding bills of materials and defining the procurement structure, maintaining the procurement bills of materials, maintaining the material master data and thus managing purchasing responsibilities and process
  • Cases of make or buy decisions under consideration of technical and commercial aspects
  • Requesting and comparing goffers for fulfilling sales orders from suppliers, negotiating prices and delivery times as well as checking and defining sources of supply according to the product group strategy
  • Ensuring that the technical and qualitative requirements of the company’s own specification and the objectives of the respective product group strategy are taken into account when selecting suppliers
  • Administration of purchasing conditions (purchasing info records and order book entries, quotations) as well as regular optimization of these
  • Preparation of the technical specification and clarification of technical queries from suppliers
  • Creation and maintenance of inspection requirements for suppliers
  • Coordination fault messages and support during the complaint process
  • Participation in product group strategies with the strategic purchaser and implementation of these
  • Independent qualification and development of suppliers jointly with the strategic purchaser
  • Support with/ensuring acceptance tests at suppliers
  • Calculating and comparing manufacturing costs for individual parts, assemblies, subassemblies, and products as well as evaluation of target and actual costs, derivation of measures for optimization purposes
  • Close cooperation with Development, Design, Strategic Purchasing, Production, Production Control, Quality Assurance and suppliers
  • Advising the Design Department on the production -ready design of individual parts and assemblies
  • Participation in process optimization and cost management with suppliers and implementation of supplier workshops
Contribute own competencies
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering and a minimum of 7 years in the field of mechanical and plant engineering, in particular special mechanical plant engineering, business management, broad manufacturing expertise
  • Knowledge of ERP (SAP)
  • Experience in handling and purchasing vacuum parts beneficial (with technical background)

Company Paid STD/LTD

Company Paid Life Insurance

Paid Sick Time





401(k) with Company Match

Competitive Wages

Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your application, stating your period of notice. Please apply preferably online via our career portal on our website.

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For reasons of better readability, no gender-specific differentiation is made. Corresponding terms apply in principle to all genders for the purposes of equal treatment.


Application process

Have you found a suitable job offer or would you like to send us an unsolicited application?

Applying to VON ARDENNE is very easy and only takes a few minutes. Here you will find the most important information about our application process.

You can easily submit your application in our online portal. Please upload your informative CV as well as your references and a cover letter. We first review your application in our HR department and then in the relevant department.

Our first meeting usually takes place as an online meeting. In this initial exchange, you and your future manager will get to know each other. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the position and the company.

During a personal interview on site, you will learn more about our location and your future workplace. In this in-depth exchange, we discuss all the requirements and framework conditions for the job. Of course, we will also answer all your questions.

Note: If you apply for one of our apprenticeships, an aptitude test will follow at this point.

Once we have decided to work with each other, you will receive a binding contract offer. We will present all conditions and benefits to you in a joint discussion. Now you can get started at VON ARDENNE!


We want your start at VON ARDENNE to be successful from the very beginning.

In our onboarding program, you will receive a comprehensive overview of our company in addition to your professional induction.

As part of the contract handover, you will receive a checklist to prepare your start at VON ARDENNE. We will also provide you with the access data for your employee account, which you can already use from the comfort of your own home. Here you can prepare for your first day at work, e.g. upload a photo for your employee ID card.

The first working day starts together for all new employees. At interdepartmental informational events, you will get an overview of the company and can make initial contacts. You will also receive your technical equipment on your first day of work.

Now the technical training starts. During the initial period, your individual on-the-job training plan will provide you with an orientation on all subject areas and the relevant contact persons. If you have any questions or need help, your manager and the team are always available to advise you. In addition, we offer a variety of formats for networking and knowledge sharing.

In the course of joint discussions, we provide mutual feedback regarding your entry into the company. Even after your onboarding, we remain in constant communication. In our annual development meetings, we regularly talk about your career prospects and additional development steps at VON ARDENNE.

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