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Program Manager Value Engineering Americas (Hybrid Option)


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  42964


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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Program Manager – Value Engineering

Latrobe, PA (Hybrid Schedule option)


Job Summary:

This role is intended to be a regional expert for Value Engineering (VE), managing and reporting a related program with product-driven projects, managing priorities, targets, and resources in a global steering team to build and keep our products attractive for our customers over a product life cycle.



  • Establishment and management of regional and global VE projects
  • Maintenance and reporting of a regional VE program
  • Providence of personal expertise as a regional VE expert
  • Planning, leading, and moderating internal VE workshops
  • Inspiration of cross-functional team members, opening their minds and triggering the most innovative ideas
  • Identification of potential products, prioritization of projects, and planning of involved resources
  • Continues development of VE and execution of related employee training
  • Close collaboration with VE program managers of other regions in a global organization
  • Support of New Products Development Projects with VE expertise



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field required
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of Value Engineering and other ideation methods along with willingness for related education and certification
  • Desire to inspire and educate people, along with moderating efficient workshops
  • Ability to build and maintain networks
  • Solid Project Management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High self-management capability
  • Willingness to travel 25% regionally
  • General Kennametal product knowledge, manufacturing processes, and finance processes


Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.


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