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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 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Title: Specialist Purchasing-China

Location: Jinqiao Industrial Park, Pudong-Shanghai


Job Summary  

This position as Specialist Purchasing is responsible for order management and order implementation with utilization of all related IT systems and tools according to the GSP (Global Sourcing Policy).

Further this position supports the strategic souring staff with handling of order acknowledgements, blocked invoices, compliance checks and ensuring on time delivery as well as the reduction of back orders

The Specialist Purchasing is in daily contact with suppliers to identify potentials and issues as early as possible.



Key Job Responsibilities 

  • Places purchase orders based on purchase requisitions and ensure the order management, in exceptions based on demands.
  • Tracks on-time delivery performance of goods and service, quality related issues, solving of exception messages and overdue orders.
  • Operates or supports an active supplier management scheme by passing on information, work with commodity team to identify potential savings.
  • Performs material availability analyses, ongoing control, adjustment of MRP parameters and master data as well as expediting purchase and supply sources.
  • Monitors raw material inventory, service levels and undertaking intelligent inventory management to guarantee high supply levels with minimum inventories in a cost-effective way.
  • Maintains highly transparent communication to both internal and external parties and interfaces during entire process time.
  • Analyzes future supply shortages and investigate remedies with the supplier, planning, production, quality, and supporting functions. 
  • Actively contributes to cooperation with all others involved and with interface partners and forwarding all relevant information and pointing out process problems.
  • Escalate and present situation to Team Leader if abovementioned measures are undertaken and unsuccessful.


Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates Required

  • Bechelor degree above;
  • 1-5 years relevant working experience preferably in manufacturing industry
  • Workable English skills in both written and spoken environment;
  • Good communication skills with both internal and external parties
  • Detailed orientated & Awareness of compliance & Passionate for learning
  • SAP & Ariba system operation experience is preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office

Equal Opportunity Employer