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Manager Production / Produktionsleiter (m/f/d) - Essen plant

Datum: 03.01.2023

Standort: Essen, NW, DE, 45145

Unternehmen: Kennametal, Inc.

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.

At Kennametal, we are committed to diversity & inclusion and value all people and all perspectives. Our Competitive Edge is Our People – People like you.

You are the right candidate when you can identify yourself with:

  • Our Cultural Beliefs: Customer First, Everyone Matters, Own It, Be Bold, and Focus Now
  • Our Values: Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Accountability
  • Our Key Results: Customers, Our People, Financials, and Innovation

We are looking forward to your application.

Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.




Manager Production / Produktionsleiter (m/f/d) – Essen Plant





  • Assume full overall responsibility for the production area of our Essen plant reporting directly to the plant manager
  • Manage the production area ensuring the achievement of assigned production plans, goals and KPIs (finance, logistics, quality, etc.) and the technical sustainability
  • Optimize manufacturing processes in terms of costs, efficiency, quality and adherence to production plans using KPIs, LEAN, SixSigma, CIP, etc. and drive appropriate change initiatives
  • Ensure the availability and value of the infrastructure and production equipment with a main focus on TPM respectively associated preventing/reacting measures
  • Review and adjust the assigned production area (machines, layout, processes, etc.) in consideration of both current operational needs as well as future strategic direction and innovation
  • Serve as the interface to controlling, materials management, process engineering and quality assurance
  • Exchange best practices with production managers of all our worldwide locations
  • Provide leadership, guidance and training to assigned staff (currently 8 direct reports and approx. 150 employees)
  • Ensure full compliance with all relevant labor and environmental regulations and actively promote EHS related topics



Your profile:


  • Diploma, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or comparable education (e.g. full track Chamber of Commerce) with a technical background
  • Additional degree (commercial, etc.) considerd a plus
  • 8-10 years minimum applicable job experience in similar position and industry
  • High level of technical understanding and process-oriented thinking in combination with strong analytical skills and high focus on results and KPIs
  • Strong knowledge and broad experience in the field of change management and lean management, qualification in lean management methods (Six Sigma, KAIZEN, etc.) essential
  • Experienced leader with the ability to guide, motivate and encourage the team in a goal oriented and appreciative manner
  • High level of commitment and willingness to embrace assigned responsibility and necessary change
  • Solution oriented team player with hands on mentality and excellent communication and social skills
  • (Business) Fluency in German and English (oral and written)
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office products and SAP


If you have any questions, please contact our Lead Recruiter, Mr. Marlon Allmannsberger. 
Mail: marlon.allmannsberger@kennametal.com 
Tel. +49 711 89989167
We are looking forward to your application !