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Supply Chain Analyst


Pittsburgh, PA, US

REQ ID:  40513

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.

Supply Chain Analyst

Location - Hybrid and able to come to Pittsburgh office or Latrobe.


Job Summary


The Supply Chain Analyst will analyze data and processes to improve the Kennametal’s delivery of products and services to customers. They will support the design, development and implementation of new concepts as well optimize existing processes. This position will support the end-to-end supply chain including demand planning, supply planning, inventory planning and logistics. Efforts will be focused on delivering value through service, lead time, inventory, and productivity.

Key Job Responsibilities


  • Takes direction from Manager of Supply Chain Excellence, supporting the supply chain transformation and influencing supply chain related objectives by working closely with the supply chain team, manufacturing teams and other key stakeholders.
  • Support implementation of global solutions and provide feedback on potential improvements.
  • Develop reports and tools to support performance management and process changes.
  • Monitor compliance of users to process changes through reports and regular forums.
  • With guidance from a manager or Senior resource, facilitate business groups – develop content for user group meetings, training events, etc. 
  • Participate in requirements sessions, document expected business outcomes and work with partners to implement successfully.
  • Apply business analysis skills to manage and manipulate complex high-volume data from a variety of sources.
  • Use and develop within planning systems (SAP and Kinaxis) to enable expected business objects
  • Communicate with other departments within the organization to identify efficiency issues, develop solutions and implement changes
  • Examples of evidence of success in this role are reduced end to end cycle time, increased inventory turns and meeting or exceeding customer on time delivery.


  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Information Systems or other related field
  • 2+ years of related experience in supply chain such as demand planning, supply planning or inventory planning.
  • Possesses working knowledge of Supply Chain Management, including the underlying theories and concepts.
  • (Understanding of supply chain KPIs including service, inventory, lead times, etc. and the tradeoffs amongst them)
  • Passion for business analytics and working with large data sets to extrapolate meaningful information.
  • Passion for supply chain technology and design.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical-thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently to identify issues, take ownership and drive a solution
  • Experience with SAP and/or Kinaxis.
  • Basic understanding of relational databases.
  • Technical understanding of planning solutions (material masters, routings, BOMs, forecasting, material requirements planning, etc.).

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

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Logistics, Material Planner, Materials Science, Demand Planner, Operations, Manufacturing, Science