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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.


Kennametal India Limited

Plant Controller (Manager Finance -Plant Controlling)


The Plant Controller is a key leadership position providing expertise and business support across all the production units for Kennametal India limited. This position is expected to guide and support the plant managers in taking appropriate decisions related to manufacturing finance. The position would be operating in a matrix environment having reporting line to both US head quarters and India Business Controller.




Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Communicates effectively across all organizational levels.
  • Embraces change.  Identifies opportunities for improvement and uses teamwork and influencing skills to positively impact business results.
  • Uses analysis to support sound business decisions.
  • Understands Kennametal’s value to customers and uses Financial /Costing skills to improve efficiency in plant operations.
  • Energized by working in a matrix environment with various direct and indirect reporting relationships.  A team player.




  • Provide value added analysis and business support for Kennametal India’s manufacturing operations.
  • Key business partner for manufacturing team.
  • Key interface for India manufacturing head, India CFO and global manufacturing finance lead.
  • Effectively analyze, communicate and drive initiatives.
  • Conduct planning, forecasting and analysis for manufacturing operations in India
  • Drive efficient processes to reduce variances and risk management.
  • Lead/support special projects as necessary.




  • CA/ ICWA. 
  • 4 -8 years prior experience in finance, costing and audit 
  • Knowledge of SAP /Oracle Financials.
  • Technical accounting expertise; US GAAP experience 
  • Manufacturing experience - preferable
  • Excellent analytics and communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to influence colleagues and customers at all levels
  • English fluency - written and spoken
  • Presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • To be based in Bangalore

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