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At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering 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 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Learn more at



Director, Marketing Portfolio Management - Steel/Systems

Pittsburgh, PA  or Latrobe, PA


Job Summary


Kennametal has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Portfolio Manager. This person is responsible for the Steel/Systems product line within the Kennametal Steel/Systems Business Units and will work with teams on a global scale including: Commercial Leaders, AME, Finance , HR, IT, Sourcing, RD&E, Legal, EHS, and others.


Managing the "Five P's" of the marketing mix the position would directly impact and drive Complete Value Stream and Portfolio Management. Leads the team in developing the strategy and vision of the product line, working closely with manufacturing on demand planning, cost controls and support the modernization efforts.  Ability to communicate and collaborate with cross functional teams like AME, Regional Sales and Product Specialist, RD&E, Manufacturing, Demand and Supply Planning and Purchasing.


Key Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and Implement the Portfolio Management Plan including the portfolio strategy, new product development in alignment with RD&E, commercialization of the new products and product life cycle management.
  • Achieve product line sales, market share growth and profitability to plan by region.
  • Develop a pipeline of new product ideas aligning with the commercial team’s needs.
  • Assess the competitive performance and pricing of the product line and adjust accordingly.
  • Support the global commercial teams with advanced level product training and roadmaps.
  • Ability to provide technical direction in the development and manufacturing of all systems and steel tooling in support of all other product lines.
  • Liaise with other Business Segments with respect to Product Management, Supply Chain & Manufacturing to drive better leverage and synergies, and WIDIA where necessary.



Kennametal offers an exceptional compensation and benefits package, in addition to tremendous career growth opportunities. Candidates should possess 8 or more years of relevant work experience, along with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Management or similar field. An MBA is a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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