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Emerge Program Associate - Commercial - Remote


Latrobe, PA, US, 15601

REQ ID:  33747

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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.



EMERGE will equip participants with leadership, professional, and technical skills necessary to drive performance and integration among business functions.  This immersive program is 2 years in duration with diverse functional rotations within Kennametal’s IT, Finance, Operations, and Commercial business tracks.  Participants must be willing to relocate or travel during the program.  Post completion of the program, position placement will be into a role based on your strengths and interests, as well as business need at that time.


Program Tracks

IT -Our Information Technology Team is a trusted business partner translating needs into technical solutions and protecting our assets.

Finance -Our Finance team partners with the business every day to enable strategic decision-making while delivering best-practice financial processes, measurement, and execution.

Operations -Our operations team is at the heart of what we do. Focused on manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering, this team helps drive the success of our three business segments.

Commercial -Our Commercial Team combines a technical and business mindset to deliver the most valuable products, solutions, and know-how to our customers every day.


Commercial Track

Functional opportunities included within Kennametal’s Commercial Track include but are not limited to:


  • Participants within the Commercial Track have opportunities to rotate through Sales, Portfolio Management, Marketing, Technology and Manufacturing. 
  • Actively learn metal cutting and how our products deliver technical solutions to customers.
  • Understand how Kennametal generates revenue and helps us to uncover new channels for business growth. 


Program Highlights

  • 1-week corporate onboarding and assimilation including leadership series, philanthropic activities, introduction to professional development training, and plant site visits as 1 EMERGE Cohort.
  • Formalized mentorship program
  • Robust and rewarding rotations within functional tracks (most rotations will require both corporate and manufacturing assignments).
  • Ongoing learning journey to enhance technical, professional, and leadership acumen.


Program Eligibility

  • Completing a final academic year in: Business, Engineering, Operations, or Supply Chain.
  • Strong organization, facilitation, leadership, project management, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Candidates with a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 preferred.





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

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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