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Buyer EMEA


Barcelona, B, ES, 08195

REQ ID:  33365

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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.



Buyer EMEA


This position will be responsible for multiple assigned categories/commodities, with emphasis on value creation, strategy execution and supplier relationship management. Also, it ensures a stable supply chain and delivery of savings.

It is a key member of the Global Sourcing team. Pushes the strategic orientation of indirect material demands in our EMEA plants, especially the Spanish plant.



Key responsibilities:


  • Maintains the highest level of integrity, ethics commitment to safety and compliance to KMT’s code of conduct; role models these behaviors for suppliers
  • Maintains security of supply
  • Seeks for and realizes saving opportunities
  • Knows regional markets
  • Manages active supplier pool and supplier relationships, seeks for new suppliers
  • Keeps a constant communication with stakeholders
  • Understands all sectors of contract management
  • Supports the operational purchasing department in case of strategic questions and escalations
  • Drives innovation and automatization




  • Necessary 3 language skills:  English, German and Spanish fluent
  • 1- or 2-years’ experience in Purchasing
  • Good organizational and analytical skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with different levels, cultures and cross functional teams


Our Offer:


  • Stability and solid work environment
  • Great atmosphere in a team



Equal Opportunity Employer

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