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Sourcing Analyst


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  34722

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.

Sourcing Analyst

 The Sourcing Analyst responds directly to the Production Manager



This person is responsible for identifying, creating requisitions, and ordering the materials, supplies, services, and other materials to maintain the needs of plant production. Adhering to Corporate Sourcing policies and procedures for using Preferred Suppliers, use of Purchasing credit card, understanding how to use a Non-Disclosure agreement and a Single Source Justification document, and following the Corporate bid process.    This position is also expected to continually look for cost saving opportunities and document these savings for audit purposes. Responsible for managing Plant Spending Spreadsheet and Accrual spreadsheet to support the Plant Controller. Ensure purchase orders are closed and reconciled in a timely manner.  Support the Supply Parts Specialist (Toolcrib) and Facilities Manager to ensure materials are available for equipment work orders.  Ensure plant ISO Purchasing procedure and associated forms are kept up to date.




This job is usually subject to general work instructions, standardized practices and procedures, and supervision of progress and end results (results such as cost savings, internal customer satisfaction and equipment uptime).

This position should require very little supervision.




A two-year associates degree in Business Administration or related field is preferred, along with 3 to 5 years of buying or supply experience.

Must be proficient in both PC and network-based computer systems. 

Experience with systems like the following and have the potential to become proficient in these company software systems: Outlook, SAP, QuickBuy and Microsoft programs. 

Knowledge of Kennametal machines and equipment is preferred to provide users with the proper parts and materials.   





- Always use safe work practices.

- Maintain a clean work environment and proper 5S + 1 practices and sustainability.

- Plant liaison with Corporate Sourcing.

- Use QuickBuy to create purchase requisitions.

- Answer incoming telephone calls as required.  

- Plant contact for phone system. 

- Purchase items with a Purchasing credit card and reconcile statements and classifications as required.

- Supply materials as required on maintenance work orders so that the work orders can be scheduled according to material availability.

- Understand and use SAP Die Set Management.

- Support Finance by being able to report current state of plant spending.

- Create Blanket/Service purchase orders as needed to maintain flow of repetitive items. 

- Plant contact for Company car through Fleet program.

- Perform above job duties being attentive to details and with a minimum of mistakes.


With the level of SAP security needed and the use of a P-card, this position would be considered safety sensitive.




The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under the position title or those to be performed temporarily outside of the employee’s normal job duties.  In performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to adhere to all plant safety rules and to all applicable Federal Regulations as set forth in the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  Employees performing the duties of this position may be exposed to both the handling and/or moving of hazardous material and have been instructed in the proper safe handling/disposal procedures.


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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