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Manager HR Field Services-US


Pittsburgh, PA, US

REQ ID:  42858

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 8,700 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated $2 billion in revenues in fiscal 2022. Learn more at Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


Job Title:  Manager Human Resources – Corporate Functions
Location:  Pittsburgh Office
Does influencing a culture of performance and accountability excite you?  Does helping to modernize a company to provide career opportunities for future generations sound interesting?  Do you have a competitive nature that fuels you to move an organization forward?  If you’re inspired to be great and to work with great people, then you should consider exploring our opportunity as a Corporate HR Business Partner.   
Kennametal Inc, seeks a Corporate HR Business Partner (HR Manager level) who can drive the talent agenda and HR services to improve the effectiveness of the corporate function operations.  This role will be based in the corporate headquarters located in Pittsburgh, PA.   Primary customers include Finance, Information Technology, Office of the General Counsel and Global Sourcing.  Exposure to other functions and business groups will also be integrated into the duties of the job to provide growth and development. 
The individual must have experience and credibility working with all levels of the organization including senior leadership, managers and individual contributors of various functions to engage, prioritize and deliver a vast offering of HR services.  These services include, but are not limited to, recruitment, talent assessment and performance management, employee engagement, HR analytics, succession planning, workforce planning, leadership development, compensation planning, communications, and organizational effectiveness.  
Principle duties and responsibilities:
•    Works closely with management and employees to create highly-effective work relationships, maintain a positive work environment, drive retention, and positively influence a culture of performance, accountability, respect, ethics, and integrity. Endorse and support Safety as a core value of the organization.  
•    Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
•    Coordinates and conducts management development in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, and inclusiveness. 
•    Works closely with Recruiting partners to ensure the attraction and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce. 
•    Plans and conducts new employee orientation, in alignment with corporate practices, to foster a positive experience and effective integration into the organization. 
•    Provides guidance and input on organization structure, career pathing, workforce planning and succession planning. 
•    Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met. 
•    Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment. 
•    Performs other duties as assigned. 
Required Qualifications and Skills: 
•    Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field, required. 
•    Master’s degree in human resources, organizational development or related field, preferred.
•    In-depth HR background with strong Business Partner capability, leadership development and sound communication skills.
•    Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills.  Must have the poise and capability to work with executives and leaders.   
•    Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company. 
•    Previous experience working in a HR environment structured with Centers of Excellence, HR Business Partners, Shared Service operations and external vendor management. 
•    Understanding of compensation programs, market pricing, incentive plans and equity programs. 
•    Strong leadership, project management, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
•    Provide exemplary customer service to employees, while fostering a positive, supportive reputation for Human Resources.
•    Working knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws.


Kennametal Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, it is the policy of Kennametal Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, or other protected status, group, or characteristic under federal, state, and/or local law or regulation. It is Kennametal Inc.'s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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