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Sr Manager HR Field Services


Pittsburgh, PA, US

REQ ID:  32651

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.

Job Title: Sr Manager Human Resources – Field Services

Location: Pittsburgh, PA



Job Summary:

Regional Sr. Manager provides HR leadership and partnership to our Commercial organization across business segments.  Drives continuous improvement, cultural transformation, and standardized HR operating system.  Develop and implement talent solutions that help impact business results. Leads strategic HR agenda: talent and succession planning, compensation design, change management, senior management talent acquisition, industrial relations, and employee engagement initiatives workforce planning.


 Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Advise, influence, and guide all levels of leadership on the HR implications of business strategies and all aspects of people-management and leadership
  • Challenge status quo driving and facilitating diversity of thought
  • Partner with HR colleagues and business leadership in organizational assessment and diagnosis to translate business strategies into actions that deliver results and improve organizational capability
  • Coach and develop direct reports to drive engagement, succession planning and career development
  • Identifies trends and partners with leadership to create and implement plans to address challenges (skill gaps, turnover, diversity, utilization, performance improvement/management, organization design and restructuring, etc.).
  • Partner with operations leadership on people, organization and business strategy, talent management, development & acquisition, employee engagement and organizational capability
  • Develops, maintains, and communicates key HR metrics and scorecards that define org performance and growth. Reinforces corporate strategies for alignment to objectives that impact the enterprise operation
  • Ensures performance management systems are being followed through intervention, coaching and business partnerships
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and hiring managers to provide strategic staffing and recruitment consultation.
  • Execute the rollout of ongoing Talent Programs around performance management, organization and talent assessment, engagement and more.


Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates:


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience required


Preferred Areas of Education, Certifications, and Skills:

B.S. in Business or Human Resources, Organizational Development or Industrial Psychology

In-depth knowledge of working in a matrix organization

Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, etc., which govern employment policies and practices

Thorough understanding and application of internal and external HR principles, concepts, practices and standards

Excellent planning and organization skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks, and work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; must be an articulate and persuasive communicator

Ability to objectively coach employees and management through complex, difficult, and emotional issues

Limited supervision and direction is provided, as this individual can operate and drive results and set priorities independently

Working knowledge of MS Office

Experience working with HR database

Strong business and compensation acumen


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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