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Global Product Manager, Tooling Systems


Fuerth, BY, DE, 90766

REQ ID:  39269

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 8,600 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.8 billion in revenues in fiscal 2021.

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Global Product Manager, Tooling Systems



Kennametal is looking for an experienced Global Product Manager to support our Tooling Systems Portfolio. You will be responsible for your product categories within Kennametal’s Metalcutting Demand Generation Team. Managing product lifecycle and all aspects of the marketing mix, our product managers directly impact and drive the complete value stream and portfolio composition. This position develops strategy and vision, working closely with commercial and engineering teams to translate trends and market requirements into world class tooling solutions for our customers.




  • As a member of the global team, you will support Product life Cycle Management for a defined part of the Multi Branded Tooling Systems Portfolio across our global customer base
  • Support developing a Product Roadmap to generate a compelling pipeline of new product ideas and projects.
  • Support the global commercial and regional product management teams with advanced level product trainings and commercial awareness measures.
  • Drive new product commercialization and take an active role to achieve product line sales targets, market share growth and profitability to plan by region
  • Assess product performance and price positioning of your product lines. Define proper actions accordingly to adjust to the current and future market environment
  • Liaise with operations teams like Supply Chain, (Strategic) Manufacturing and purchasing to improve, leverage and drive synergies with the wider demand generation team (Sales, Communications and Marketing)




  • Engaging personality with an ability to work on multiple tasks and projects concurrently. You are a team player with great collaboration and inter-personal skills.
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or Business Management with a good understanding of manufacturing processes and machining.
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in Product Management, Technical Sales, Marketing, or Engineering with proven commercial exposure.
  • Proven international working experience is beneficial.
  • Previous industry experience with tool adaptor systems within the global metal cutting and machine tool business is considered a strong plus
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Ambitious to develop into a strategic role.
  • Very good English language skills with excellent written and oral communication
  • Willingness to travel globally



Your primary location: Fürth, Germany (open for other Kennametal locations in EMEA region)



Your perspective:

The transparent structures make short decision-making possible and individual successes visible. Responsibility do not stop in the department and often goes beyond national boundaries. Working internationally is part of the corporate culture.



Have we sparked your interest? We are looking forward getting in contact with you!



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