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Manager Sourcing-US


Pittsburgh, PA, US

REQ ID:  35647

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.

Manager, Americas Sourcing

Pittsburgh, PA Remote



  • Leads the sourcing function for Kennametal’s Americas region responsible for approximately $200M of annual spend across 25+ manufacturing plants and various support operations.
  • Key member of the Global Sourcing Team, assists the team with developing, implementing, communicating and continuously improving Kennametal’s sourcing strategy.
  • 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.
  • Regional manager acts as the liaison between the manufacturing sites within the businesses and the Sourcing organization, ensuring that the sourcing and manufacturing strategies are mutually aligned and supportive.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in the Infrastructure, Industrial and WIDIA businesses and others as determined to coordinate business requirements and ensure a stable supply chain while delivering optimum value.
  • Regional manager accountable to partner with the Global Commodity Management team to deliver an optimal balance between global leverage and regional flexibility.
  • Owns all supplier performance for the region, partners with manufacturing to ensure that supplier performance is an enabler toward manufacturing excellence and end customer satisfaction.
  • Selects and develops top talent for Kennametal’s Americas 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.
  • 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 ERP software & raw data to organize and prioritize information for decision making.
  • Project Management – Designs, plans and manages projects to deliver value-added solutions within defined time and cost parameters.
  • Financial Analysis - Understands financial concepts including invoicing, accounts payable and other financial business processes.  Interprets financial data, analyzes cost structures, and determines financial impacts of decisions.

    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).
  • 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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