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Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  31684

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.

Program Manager – WIDIA Program Management Office (PMO)


Kennametal, Inc.’s Latrobe, PA, office seeks a Program Manager – WIDIA Program Management Office (PMO) to coordinate and execute regional and global programs and projects that support the overall operation and strategic direction of the WIDIA organization to help achieve overall customer satisfaction and financial success. Duties include: (i) day-to-day coordination for operational and tactical aspects of multiple projects by developing work plans, schedules, estimates, resource plans and status reports; (ii) monitoring processes and provide reports on progress and achievement of business and project objectives to identify and manage the critical paths (capacity, capability, etc.) for projects and requirements; and (iii) optimizing resource allocation and utilization to accomplish project objectives efficiently and on-time.




Must have a master’s degree in Business Management, Engineering and Management, or a related field with an underlying bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.


Must also have five (5) years of experience in a related position involving program management and leading multiple projects with cross functional teams.


Must also have Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or have passed project management courses at an accredited higher education institution.


Must also have experience with or knowledge of: (i) data management and reporting using SAP, Dynamics CRM, Tableau, SQL, and similar applications such as PowerBI; (ii) metal-cutting product and manufacturing processes; (iii) working within a cross functional team environment; (iv) product design for manufacturing; (v) Product Lifecycle Management (SAP-PLM); (vi) experience in distribution sales management and other channels to market; (vii) ability to apply Minimum Viable Product (MVP) methodology for new product development; (viii) working knowledge of CAD/CAM programs; (ix) executing multiple complex projects from concept thru deployment with minimal supervision; (x) managing and prioritizing high workloads, multiple tasks, and multiple teams; (xi) working with overseas countries to facilitate collaboration across different cultures.


Must be able and willing to travel domestically and internationally to various unanticipated employer, client, and other locations up to 20%.


Experience can be concurrent.

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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