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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 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.

Job Summary 

Senior IT leadership position responsible for establishing and maintaining global IT security, compliance and risk management strategy, policies, programs, processes, technologies, and controls impacting information services and communications technologies company wide. Identifies, evaluates and addresses risks. Ensures that information assets are adequately protected and compliance requirements are met.


Key Job Responsibilities


  • Provide vision and leadership for developing and supporting global information security strategy and security architecture framework across business and manufacturing networks that follows industry best practices (NIST, CIS, ISO, etc.)
  • Partner with business stakeholders to understand business strategies, interpret those strategies into contextual and conceptual architectures each security domain to align the information security strategy.
  • Chair an Information Security Steering Committee made up of leader in the Business units, Service units, Manufacturing and IT groups
  • Establish a security architecture process that enables the enterprise to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology, and threat drivers.
  • Track developments and changes in the digital and cloud business engagements and threat landscape to ensure they're adequately addressed in security strategies and architecture.
  • Create the high-level security requirements for key security projects and in initiatives. Create, interpret and execute policies and procedures that ensure the ongoing alignment between Kennametal controls and risk
  • Provide leadership to global security operations and incident response team to implement appropriate controls, monitor events and response efficiently to incident to minimize business impact
  • Initiates, facilitates, and promotes activities to foster information security awareness across the organization.
  • Creates a culture of cyber security is everyone’s responsibility within Information Technology, Operational Technology and Business groups.
  • Evaluates security trends, evolving threats, risks and vulnerabilities and applies tools to mitigate risk as necessary.
  • Ensure Kennametal’s security compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies (SOX, ISO 27001, GDPR, ITAR, etc.).


Education, Work Experience

  • Years of Relevant Work Experience Required: 8-10 Years
  • Preferred Areas of Education, Certifications, and Skills:
  • Degree in Information Security, Business Administration or a technology-related field required.
  • •Professional security management certification (CISSP, CISM)
  • •Minimum of eight to 10 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and IT leadership role
  • •Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, and NIST.
  • •Expertise in information security architecture technologies and concepts: firewalls, intrusion detection, assessment tools, encryption, certificate authority, etc.
  • •Expertise in the field of information systems security, including areas such as identity and access management, security program policies, processes, and procedures
  • •Understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on security architectures: service orientated architecture, enterprise frameworks, cloud technologies, IIoT, Smartfactory, Industry 4.0, etc..
  • •Experience in law enforcement and/or national security is highly desirable
  • •Experience in manufacturing and Industry 4.0 initiatives is highly desirable
  • •Experience with Microsoft Security Products


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.