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Sourcing Manager

Location: 

Pittsburgh, PA, US

REQ ID:  40665

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.

Sourcing Manager

Pittsburgh, PA - Hybrid

 

Job Description (Tasks):

  • Leads the development, implementation, and governance of sourcing strategies for indirect commodity categories; including supplier selection, supplier relationship development, supplier performance optimization, pricing & contract negotiations, leveraging sourcing tools to secure optimum value, understanding & mitigating supply chain risk, etc.
  • Develops, implements, communicates, and ensures proper governance of the corporate-wide Sourcing strategy.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in Business Units, RD&E and others as determined to coordinate business requirements and ensure a stable supply chain while delivering optimum value.
  • Liaise with regional sourcing groups (Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and India) to understand local requirements and ensure proper support as needed.
  • Supports project management function in designing, planning, and managing projects to deliver value-added solutions within defined time and cost parameters
  • Key Metrics & Outcomes include:  Ethics, Cost Reduction, DPO, Touchless Procurement, Supplier On-Time Delivery & Quality, Supplier Consultancy effectiveness, Inflation Mitigation
  • Develops detailed knowledge and understanding of cost drivers and manufacturing/service processes related to assigned commodity categories and leverages this knowledge to optimize value for KMT

 

 Job Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (RQ) in Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering; MBA (PF)
  • Experience: 5+ years in Strategic Sourcing (RQ) with 3+ years of Global Strategic Sourcing (PF).
  • Experience in manufacturing operations, sourcing categories required to support production
  • Certifications: CPSM (PF)
  • Proficiency: MS Office, Excel, Word & PowerPoint (RQ), SAP (PF), Ariba (PF)
  • Maintains the highest level of integrity, ethics commitment to safety and compliance to KMT’s code of conduct; role models these behaviors for suppliers.
  • Proven experience in leading and developing the sourcing strategies, comfortable leading through influence, skilled in all forms of communication.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Understands financial concepts including invoicing, accounts payable and other financial business processes.  Interprets financial data, analyzes cost structures, and determines financial impacts of decisions.

 

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 teamcomfortable 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.

 

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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