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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.

Global Product Manager, Round Tools

 

Company Profile

 

At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering 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 11,000 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 www.kennametal.com.

 

Job Summary

Kennametal is looking for an experienced Global Product Manager for our Hole-Finishing and PCD Round-Tools Products.

You will be responsible for your product categories within the Kennametal Metalcutting Demand Generation Team. Managing product lifecycle and all aspects of the marketing mix, our product managers directly impact and drive the complete value stream and portfolio composition. This position develops strategy and vision, working closely with commercial and engineering teams to translate trends and market requirements into world class tooling solutions for our customers.

 

Tasks:

  • Owns Product life Cycle Management for our Reaming, Fineboring and complex Holefinishing Tools. Will take the lead on all PCD Round Tools platforms
  • Develops the marketing strategy by maintaining and socializing a Product Roadmap to generate a compelling pipeline of new product ideas and projects
  • Owns new product commercialization and takes an active role to achieve product line sales, market share growth and profitability to plan by region
  • Provides direction in communication, customer interaction, positioning and further standardization of our complex Holefinishing and PCD tooling platforms
  • Assesses product performance and price positioning of the product lines. Defines proper actions accordingly to adjust to the current and future market environment
  • Support the global commercial and regional product management teams with advanced level product trainings and strategic guidance
  • Liaises with operations teams like Supply Chain, (Strategic) Manufacturing and purchasing to improve leverage and drive synergies with the demand generation team.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or Business Management with a strong technical background. An MBA or proficiency with metal cutting tools considered a strong advantage.
  • 5 – 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Proven experiences in leading, organizing and implementing sales and marketing initiatives in a truly international setting
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities concurrently
  • Strategic business acumen while providing strong customer relationship management skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, collaboration and inter-personal skills
  • Very good English language skills are mandatory, German language skills are an advantage
  • Willingness to travel globally

 

Your primary location: Germany (Fürth) or USA (Latrobe)

 

Your perspective

 

The transparent structures make short decision-making possible and individual successes visible. Responsibility do not stop in the department and often goes beyond national boundaries. Working internationally is part of the corporate culture.

 

Have we sparked your interest? We are looking forward getting in contact with you!

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.


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