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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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.




Manager Sales and Operations Planning: Americas.

Reporting to Director Global Supply Planning and Logistics

Location: Latrobe

Number of direct reports: 5

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:


Manage the supply and demand balance for Americas using S&OP process. Provide transparency to the organization on constraints, opportunities, etc.

Manage the supply/demand planning team in Americas.

Lead the material management operating system in Americas and provide direction to key material managers.

Work with the appropriate stakeholders to resolve key issues and imbalances. Topics may include production capacity, logistics, equipment, forecast deviations, raw material supply issues, etc.

Align demand forecast (vs business plan, revised forecast plan, and actual sales) relative to critical materials inventory and production capabilities

Prepare monthly S&OP meeting materials using cross functional input& facilitate the meeting. This includes preparation for executive S&OP

Collaborate with manufacturing sites on pre-S&OP reviews to ensure timely supply of product and track actual vs. plan

Generate inventory projections and other KPIs and reports for S&OP purposes

Provide primary point of contact for day-to-day decision-making and elevation/resolution of issues relating to supply and inventory for cell therapy products

Escalate business critical decisions points to management

Identify opportunities and support the creation of new business processes as required

Lead cross-functional projects and convene cross-functional meetings to resolve issues

Partner with other stakeholders to create and implement best practices

Establish, manage and track supply and demand metrics, including

Develop and manage appropriate metrics to drive results and continuous improvement.


Skills/Knowledge Required

10 to 15 years of overall relevant experience. 3-5-yrs of plant, materials management required

Experience in Sales and Operations Planning preferred.

Minimum bachelor's degree with a background in, Supply Chain Management, Business, or Engineering. Advanced degree or certification in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or MBA strongly preferred

Minimum of 5-yrs of supervisory experience is preferred. Previous experience mentoring/guiding/training other supply chain team members required

Prior experience interacting with production, marketing, demand planning,

Prior experience planning in a multiple manufacturing site

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Hands-on team leader and team player willing to work in an environment where individual initiative, accountability, and professional maturity are required

Must have strong analytical skills

Able to synthesize information into a presentation appropriate to the organizational-level of the audience. Able to summarize information concisely and communicate it using appropriate medium

Must be able to work with limited day-to-day supervision.

Strong PC experience, Microsoft Office Suite experience required including; Excel; Outlook; PowerPoint

Kinaxis / Advance Supply Chain Planning and  SAP experience required.

APICS certification is a plus.

Travel 5% to 10% time

Must be US citizen or permanent resident.

Equal Opportunity Employer