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Supply Chain Planner


Latrobe, PA, US

REQ ID:  34321

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.

Supply Chain Planner: Americas

Location: Latrobe PA or Pittsburgh PA

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


  • Generate and optimize statistical forecast and ensure alignment with the consensus demand plan with key stakeholders (marketing, sales)
  • Optimize and develop production plan to ensure customer service level is maintained at each manufacturing location based on consensus forecast
  • Manage the supply and demand balance for a set number of Americas plants using the S&OP process
  • Work with the appropriate stakeholders to resolve key issues and imbalances. Topics may include production capacity, logistics, equipment, forecast deviations, raw materials supply issues, etc
  • Align demand forecast (vs business plan, revised forecast plan, and actual sales) relative to the critical materials inventory and production capabilities.
  • Prepare monthly SIOP meeting materials using cross functional input and facilitate the meetings
  • Generate inventory projections and other KPIs and reports for S&OP purposes
  • Primary point of contact for day-to-day decision making and resolution of issues relating to supply and inventory for specific plant products
  • 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
  • Escalate business critical decisions to management
  • Work with cross functional team to find alternative supply sources if unable to get product from primary source
  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to ensure inventory planning is optimal and prevent excess and obsolete inventory where possible
  • Generate and analyze analytics to ensure customer service is at optimal level and develop what if scenarios when needed




Skills and Knowledge Required


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply management, logistics, or a related field (master’s degree a plus)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of supply chain experience
  • Prior experience planning in multiple manufacturing sites
  • Experience in production planning and demand planning
  • Prior experience interacting with production, marketing, and sales
  • General knowledge of Operations / Manufacturing process
  • SAP Production Planning and Kinaxis Rapid Response experience highly desirable
  • Strong PC experience, Microsoft Office Suite experience required including Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
  • APICs certification is a plus
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player, who also can work independently and self-motivated



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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