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Celebrating its 80th year 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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2018. Learn more at




An excellent opportunity has become available to join Kennametal as a Payroll Analyst. The Payroll Analyst is responsible for handling payroll processing for our employees and retirees in Germany.


The successful candidate will be required to perform a variety of analytical tasks such as, auditing accounts, facilitating payroll, processing documentation, and file maintenance.


The Payroll Analyst will form part of a successful team that ensures excellent service standards, efficient response to customer inquiries and high customer satisfaction.




  • Research, analyse and retrieve data to prepare and maintain complex payroll records.
  • Work closely with our outsourced payroll provider to ensure payroll services are delivered efficient and effectively.
  • Reconcile differences within established payroll, benefit, retirement, and accounting systems using critical analysis skills.
  • Investigate data issues through detailed analysis, identify areas for data quality improvements and help to resolve data quality issues.
  • Partner with Human Resource Information System (HRIS) team on migration projects, system upgrades and enhancements to improve service overall.
  • Perform regular administrative and maintenance tasks on the HRIS systems.
  • Provide training on new functionalities and educate employees on existing processes.
  • Develop and maintain business processes and application documentation.
  • Generate reports in Excel from multiple data sources and perform ad-hoc analysis.


Typical Education and work experience


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject and a minimum of 2 year's HR experience.
  • Payroll experience, specifically German payroll and knowledge of German Labour Law.
  • Ability to deal with large amounts of employee data and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Must speak fluent German and have an excellent command of the English language.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate to advanced skills in Excel.
  • Knowledge of SAP or another ERP system is a plus.


Base Location


Poznan, Poland with up to 10% international travel.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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