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Sr Manager Sourcing-US


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  34841

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.

Sr. Sourcing Manager – Remote

Can be located anywhere within 300 miles of a Kennametal facility. Will need to be able to travel 25% of the time.




  • Supports Kennametal’s Sourcing organization, leading various spend categories across 40+ manufacturing plants and business operations.
  • Key member of the Global Sourcing Team, assists the team with developing, implementing, communicating, and continuously improving Kennametal’s sourcing strategy.
  • Selects and develops top talent for Kennametal’s sourcing team, ensures that the team is focused on driving optimal value for Kennametal’s purchased spend with a strong customer-service mindset and a bias toward continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for the creation, deployment, and continuous improvement of commodity strategies.
  • Partners with the Global Sourcing Functional Excellence team to ensure that defined best practices & designated tools and procedures are comprehensively deployed across the region and that sourcing projects are flawlessly executed.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in the Infrastructure, Metal Cutting businesses, and others as determined to coordinate business requirements and ensure a stable supply chain while delivering optimum value.
  • Global commodity management, partnering with the regional leaders to deliver an optimal balance between global leverage and regional flexibility.
  • Owns all supplier performance for the related category suppliers, partners with regional leaders and manufacturing to ensure that supplier performance is an enabler toward manufacturing excellence and end customer satisfaction.
  • Key Metrics & Outcomes include:  Ethics, Cost Reduction, Ariba e-Sourcing Spend, Touchless Purchase Orders and Invoices, DPO, Delivery Performance, Quality, and Inflation Mitigation


Competencies and Skills

  • Ethics - Maintains the highest level of integrity, ethics commitment to safety and compliance to KMT’s code of conduct; role models these behaviors for suppliers.
  • Demonstrated Leadership Behaviors – Proven experience in leading and developing the capabilities of the team, comfortable leading through influence, skilled in all forms of communication.
  • Business Acumen - Demonstrates an understanding of products, internal business processes, external customer segments, strategic direction, and business objectives. Aligns business objectives and develops sources of supply based on strategic direction. 
  • Business Performance Measurement - Demonstrates an understanding of internal business processes, external customer segments, strategic direction, and business objectives. Aligns business objectives and develops sources of supply based on strategic direction. 
  • Customer Relationship Management - Understands organization of internal customer groups, key users, and characteristics of these customers.  Drives to understand customer requirements and uses this information as an input into sourcing decisions.  Develops and fosters mutually beneficial customer relationships.
  • Data Management – Skilled in analytics; leverages systems like Power BI and raw data to organize and prioritize information for decision making.  Utilizing data and systems to conduct reverse auctions and develop supplier scorecards.
  • Project Management – Designs, plans, and manages projects to deliver value-added solutions within defined time and cost parameters.
  • Financial Analysis - Understands financial concepts including PPCA, PPV and other financial business processes.  Interprets financial data, analyzes cost structures, and determines financial impacts of decisions.
  • Talent Management – Leads effective teams and motivates talent through the strategic sourcing process.  Promotes accountability, drive for results while providing support and development opportunities.

    Education & Qualification


  • Education:          Bachelor’s Degree (RQ) in Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering; MBA (PF)
  • Experience:        10+ years in Strategic Sourcing (RQ) with 5+ years of Global Strategic Sourcing (PF), experience working with a manufacturing company.  Preference for experience in raw materials required to support industrial manufacturing and capital equipment sourcing.
  • Certifications:    CPSM (PF)
  • Proficiency:        MS Office, Excel, Word & PowerPoint (RQ), Access (PF), SAP (PF), Ariba (PF)





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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