Assistant Manager - Sourcing


Bangalore, KA, IN

REQ ID:  43202

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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Assistant Manager-Sourcing

Location - Bangalore


Job Summary


Responsible for end to- end sourcing activities -Global Sourcing, Negotiations, P2P, Contract Management, Vendor Management, Customs clearance, Supply Chain along with the enforcement of Kennametal’s policies and procedures. In addition, this role will address strategic and operational sourcing and procurement activities.



  • Manage the End to end Strategic Sourcing activities of Direct, Indirect, Capital Equipment Categories– Global Sourcing, Negotiations, P2P , Contract Management, Vendor Management, Customs Clearance, Supply Chain.
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes & technology which includes processes like  precision machining, Grinding ,heat treatment, etc should have sound knowledge of Estimation of costs for a component,
  • Supplier capability analysis & supplier capacity measurement.
  • Generating and implementing efficient sourcing and category management strategies.
  • Lead the team and motivate them to attain the organization’s objective.
  • Proficient in handling drawback and related matters including representations to customs.
  • Resolve complex issues that has been escalated and expedites solutions with shippers, customs officials.
  • Generating and implementing efficient sourcing and category management strategies
  • Supplier Capacity, Supplier developments, Supplier rationalization and to develop new suppliers to business requirements and arranging audits by Quality to hand hold the suppliers to meet the expectations of Kennametal.  Effective deployment of Quality Tools such as CAPA/ FMEA/8D to resolve the problems and ensuring seamless quality uninterrupted supplies.
  • Drives to develop and understand internal stakeholder requirements and uses this information to assist in recommendation of purchasing decisions. 
  • Performs scenario analyses or other studies as requested that quantify supply chain risks in proportion to changes in customer demand.
  • Identifies and communicates significant issues and opportunities related to business level supply chain management.
  • Utilizes all available systems and participates in team building/collaborative exercises that facilitate continuous improvement and personal development.
  • Support other strategic initiatives and projects as required by the business.
  • Drive cost reduction projects and identify new avenues of cost reduction in Direct and Indirect Materials.,
  • Preparing detailed and complete (all key elements, for example:  scope/statement of work, Service Level Agreement, T&C, milestones, etc.)  RFx (information, quotation, proposals).


Education: Master ’s Degree (PF).



  • Minimum of 10 years of procurement experience.
  • SAP experience (RQ) and E-Sourcing, Ariba
  • Demonstrated strength in problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using a reporting system such as Microsoft Power BI or Tableau
  • Strong critical thinking skills, executing concepts and ideas with decisive action


Equal Opportunity Employer

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