Senior Manager - Finance (Manufacturing Controller)


Bangalore, KA, IN

REQ ID:  43843

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) brings together materials science, technical expertise, innovative thinking and superior customer service to help the world fly, drive, power and build. Our tools, materials and wear-resistant solutions enable customers to run longer, cut faster and machine with greater precision. Kennametal is built for performance, and every day approximately 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2.0 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022.

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Manufacturing Controller


The Manufacturing 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 reporting to the KIL CFO and will work closely with the Regional/Global Manufacturing Finance leads.


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. 
  • 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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