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<span lang="EN-IN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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 <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">www.kennametal.com<span lang="EN-IN" style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.




Job Title: Plant Controller

Location: Lavergne TN


Kennametal is seeking a full-time team member to lead the financial activities at our Lavergne, TN manufacturing facility.  Reporting directly to the Director Finance BU and supporting the local plant management team, the Lavergne Controller serves as a trusted business partner and plays a key role in enabling effective decision making.



  • Understand the business strategy related to, and conduct analyses for, manufacturing and operating expenses, to enable effective decision making and to help develop the plant’s strategic vision
  • Complete the monthly close process, financial reporting packages, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Communicate the monthly, quarterly and annual results to allow a cross-functional team to understand the drivers of business performance
  • Understand and effectively communicate how strategic initiatives that are being evaluated can influence the cost of manufacturing products 
  • Develop and manage the manufacturing and operating expense budgets and reporting of actuals
  • Ensure compliance with all financial policies (SOX), closing schedules, and budget and forecast deliverables
  • Serve as the financial lead in AFE preparation for the plant’s capital projects


  • 4-year degree in Accounting or Finance, with an MBA preferred
  • 5- 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • SAP or Oracle, professional knowledge of manufacturing and emphasis in standard costing, and cost accounting experience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with, as well as influence, others, including business leadership and plant management
  • Ability to understand business strategy
  • Ability to manage demanding deadlines


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