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Celebrating its 80th year 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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2018. Learn more at




Product Manager Marketing – Round Tools

Latrobe, PA or Fuerth, Germany 



Job Summary


The Product Manager is responsible for a product portfolio within the Kennametal Round Tool Business Unit. The successful candidate will develop strategy and execution plans to profitably and innovatively grow a product line minimum 2X the market growth rate on a global scale.  There will be a regular need to communicate and collaborate with cross functional teams like 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 category 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 category and adjust accordingly.
  • Support the global commercial teams with advanced level product training and roadmaps
  • Work closely with manufacturing on demand planning, costs controls and support the modernization efforts. 
  • Ability to provide technical direction in the development and manufacturing of round tools.


Education & Work Experience


  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Management.  M.B.A. preferred but not necessary
  • 3-5 years (or more) in an engineering, marketing, or sales role with project management preferably in the metalworking field
  • Competencies & Skills: Strategic Skill, Conceptual Ability, Learning Agility, Customer Focus, Change Management, Performance Driven & Results Oriented, Teamwork, Organizing & planning skills, Work ethics, Strong Data Analytical Abilities
  • Domestic travel <20%

Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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