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Celebrating its 80th year 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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2018. Learn more at

Job Summary

The SAP Security Specialist position will provide security support across Kennametal’s SAP landscapes.  This position plays an important role within the IT organization applying SAP security support, knowledge and experience in accordance with business requirements.


Provide support to end users and troubleshoot SAP security related issues.

Provide technical security support for installed SAP security systems. while maintaining the integrity and security of Kennametal’s SAP systems

Assist with security testing, SAP role development and modification, utilizing Kennametal’s change management process/system

Participate in access/user reviews and assist with audit requests

Effective use of standard SAP tools, transactions and Kennametal’s procedures to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements, including segregation of duties

As part of the team, support new security initiatives within the SAP landscape

Other duties as assigned

Quality:  Exhibits a commitment to quality performance in all aspects of every task or project performed

Safety:  Maintains a constant awareness towards safety in the workplace



  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related technical field
  • 3+ years of SAP Security experience required


  • 3+ years of experience supporting SAP authorization concepts and managing SAP security required
  • Experience with SAP ERP, SAP GRC and SAP Solution Manager required
  • Understanding of compliance and information security, including security policy and procedure implementation and risk assessment
  • Familiar with state and federal regulations including: HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, GDPR and PCI
  • Understanding or experience with Windows, a plus.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and desire to keep abreast of technology and security trends
  • Ability to multitask, often changing from one to another, without loss of concentration or composure
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Clearly and concisely expresses professional opinions with supporting rationale
  • Performs under stress or copes with frequent deadlines of interruptions without loss of efficiency or composure
  • Ability to work toward common organizational goals
  • Adapts to both working alone or as part of a team


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