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Sr Associate Corporate Development


Pittsburgh, PA, US

REQ ID:  35643

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 Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Sr Associate Corporate Development

Location - Prefer someone eastern half of the US. Ideal location would be Pittsburgh, PA, but not required


Key contributor to the execution of strategic initiatives, acquisitions, investments, strategic alliances and divestitures across all Kennametal business units.   The position is ideally suited to high potential candidates looking to apply their investment banking or advisory services skills in a corporate setting with a leading manufacturing technology company

Job Duties / Responsibilities:


  • Support the Corporate Development team and Kennametal executives in strategy development and execution of acquisitions and other transactions. Provide guidance on the development of strategic and opportunity analysis, transaction development, deal execution and optimization of the M&A processes.
  • Work with business leadership to define growth plans and strategies for regional expansion, research market trends and build/maintain the M&A pipeline.
  • Lead due diligence efforts and act as a core deal team member. Prepare presentations that follow a logically reasoned, data supported approach, allowing executives to understand detailed analyses including working with internal and external financial advisors and subject matter experts in order to provide an enterprise view of financial impact of transactions
  • Build and maintain valuation and financial models. Provide financial and strategic expertise to support Business Units utilizing business analysis techniques such as three-statement financial modeling, accretion/dilution impact, and DCF analyses, while analyzing impact of integration costs and synergies.
  • Provide support for communication of financial and strategic rationale for inorganic and organic initiatives through preparation of presentation materials.
  • Work with acquiring Business Units to independently resolve problems and act as a captain in business proposal development for all assigned programs.
  • Take lead on communicating with regional corporate legal, tax, corporate treasury, and other functional experts to resolve the issues to ensure compliance globally and regionally.
  • Ensure corporate governance and procedures for approvals and process are adhered to throughout the transaction process.
  • Actively participate in enhancing Corporate Development information data sources, knowledge management repositories, and processes. Develop and maintain strong industry and competitive knowledge
  • Supporting project work requires the ability for pockets of travel.

(Must Have)

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance, accounting, economics, or mathematics, or relevant professional experience
  • 6-8 years of Accounting/Finance related experience or 2-4 years of experience in Investment Banking/M&A/Corporate Development or 3-5 years in Big 4 Transactional Advisory or consulting
  • Strong financial analysis and valuations skills. Highly proficient with Excel, and PowerPoint applications
  • Experience in financial modeling and analysis techniques, including discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis, operating models, merger models, leveraged buyout models and comparable transaction and company analysis.
  • Excellent communication (written/verbal) skills, including logically structuring and delivering presentations.

(Good to Have)

  • Advanced education or certifications including MBA, CPA, CFA, CMA.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, initiative, interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively. Ability to deal with conflicts, take enterprise point of view, manage multiple projects at the same time and work under pressure with tight timelines.
  • High aptitude to learn quickly, assimilate to new teams and projects, and work well under pressure with appropriate attention to detail
  • Personal interest in industrial / manufacturing settings or industry

Travel & Location

  • The position requires a willingness to travel for both domestic and international business opportunities (10-30%)
  • PA / USA  or flexible

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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