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Specialist Supply Chain Logistics-US


Asheboro, NC, US

REQ ID:  35814

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Supply Chain Planner - Ashboro, NC


Kennametal seeks a Senior Planner Supply Chain to work in Asheboro, NC, and be responsible for the demand and supply planning processes for specific value streams and for maintaining the monthly S&OP processes in a manner that is in line with Corporate Strategic Initiatives. Will also support daily and weekly tactical planning activities that involve the analysis of fill rates, inventory investments and forecast deviations. 


Key Responsibilities:

The following is a list of common responsibilities but are not limited to:

  • Deal directly with suppliers to ensure prompt and accurate deliveries, proactively expedite materials for timely delivery to meet the project’s schedule.
  • Confer with supervisors to determine overdue project materials, inform supervisors of product status, and answer queries on delivery of materials.
  • Generate open purchase order reports, partner with Senior Buyer to resolve invoice/credit issues with suppliers Maintain the Engineering Change Notice revisions in SAP following standard operating procedures.
  • Regularly update and correct Material Master Report project material status to key stakeholders on a weekly basis through the life cycle of the project.
  • Identify critical path(s) of materials and establish contingency plans to ensure project deadlines are maintained.
  • Track material delivery dates and follow up with suppliers, as required.



Key Qualifications:

The following are minimum and preferred requirements:

  • Knowledge of SAP: Materials Module
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • 4 year secondary degree or equivalent experience in a planning materials function/role
  • Understand oral and written communications and instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and co-workers
  • Must have 5 - 7 years or more experience in a related position


As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

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