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Sr Corporate Paralegal (Hybrid Schedule)


Pittsburgh, PA, US

REQ ID:  42966

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.


Sr Corporate Paralegal 

Pittsburgh, PA - Hybrid schedule



The Corporate Paralegal plays a critical role on the OGC team specifically responsible for supporting: the Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel with SEC and NYSE compliance and reporting responsibilities; the corporate ESG report; corporate governance matters, and subsidiary management.  In this role, the Senior Corporate Paralegal must work independently, with general guidance from managers. The role is key to ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory obligations.



  • Execute key tasks and projects of a semi-complex to complex nature.
  • Perform analysis of issues of semi-complex to complex in nature; and develop recommendations in support of achieving business objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with SEC and related disclosure requirements.
  • Manage Section 16 reporting process:  research, prepare, and timely file forms 3, 4, and 5 electronically with SEC.
  • Gather and prepare information necessary for proxy statements including compensation tables, beneficial ownership, and other information required for compliance with SEC regulations and NYSE listing requirements.  Assist attorneys with other disclosures as requested.
  • The sole responsibility for maintenance of internal databases of beneficial ownership for reporting officers and directors.
  • Coordination of D&O questionnaires; monitoring responses and independently updating Board information binders as required.
  • Coordinate Annual Meetings of Shareowners.
  • Filing annual and interim written affirmations with NYSE.
  • Subsidiary management:
  •  Maintain a master listing of global legal entities, along with the Officers and Directors of each.
  • Research, prepare, and distribute an internal, and international listing of Kennametal entities including ownership percentages, jurisdictions of incorporation, and affiliated organizational charts.
  • Function as point person for shareowner relations.  Interface with stock transfer agent and registrar.
  • Prepare formation, transaction, and/or closing documents and legal filings, and provide paralegal support with direction from attorneys on special projects for the Finance department (i.e., credit facility, international cash pooling arrangements, cash repatriations, debt offerings).
  • Prepare and file business license renewals and trade name renewals.
  • Maintain blackout period calendar and dividend dates calendar.
  • Manage covered person list for insider trading purposes, and coordinate insider pre-clearance process.
  • Assist in project management of corporate ESG report; gather corporate governance information as required for the report and assist in gathering other information for the report, as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Paralegal degree or equivalent corporate paralegal experience required
  • At least 5 years experience with Corporate Governance/SEC reporting preferred
  • Experience with SEC reporting – high level of detail orientation and accuracy
  • Experience with corporate governance – drafting preliminary meeting minutes
  • Experience with proxy statements – be able to support and quarterback the process (project management)
  • Experience with the organization of annual shareholder meetings


Competencies and Skills:

  • In-depth professional knowledge and expertise in a specialized field or multiple disciplines
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally to support business needs
  • High level of customer influencing skills to maximize objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superb attention to detail, as well as organizational and multitasking skills
  • Investigative mind and strong research skills


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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