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

Sourcing Analyst

Under the direction of the Manager Sourcing, the Sourcing Analyst position is directly involved with the management and support of the integrated Source-to-Pay work processes within Kennametal’s Global Sourcing Organization. These work processes include Spend Data Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management, Tactical Buying & Catalog Management, Day-to-Day Purchasing and Accounts Payable.


Key Job Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned, in addition to those identified below.


•            Interfaces with Commodity Managers/Specialists, Engineering, Finance personnel, Operations/Production personnel and Suppliers to support annual $200M spend

•            Utilize Kennametal’s Global Sourcing Playbook and reporting tools to extrapolate, analyze and interpret data to help assess and deliver hard cost savings

•            Supports e-Sourcing Events, vendor and catalog management, business process improvements, system changes, etc.

•            As required, provide support to commodity managers

•            Support and/or participates in cross-functional project teams related to planning and process improvement initiatives as assigned

•            Comply with all accounting practices, audit procedures, sourcing policies / procedures and compliance policies


Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates


Minimum Level of Education (for Job):                 Bachelor’s Degree

Years of Relevant Work Experience Required:     1-3 Years


Preferred Areas of Education, Certifications, and Skills:

•            Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or Business

•            Understanding & Experience with Sourcing Compliance requirements

•            Experience with SAP ERP system

•            Strong organizational, analytical, and mathematical skills

•            Strong initiative and proven project management skills

•            Strong problem-solving skills

•            Detail-oriented and able to multi-task without losing focus

•            Ability to work with ambiguity and in a matrix organization

•            Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively work with many levels and types of people and cross functional teams

•            Strong written and oral skills, ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers


Required Licenses & Certificates: US Citizen

(Relationships)Nature and purpose of interactions – external & Internal

         External Relationships:

         Works with suppliers on sourcing events or supplier management requirements

         Internal Relationships:

         Supports Commodity Managers & Specialists for the Source-to-Pay Processes

Works directly with business stakeholders (operations/production, engineering, finance)


Travel, Physical Requirements, Working Conditions and Equipment

Travel Required:Domestic          


Physical Requirements  





Working Conditions




Safety Glasses

Safety Shoes


As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.

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