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Human Resources Manager


Solon, OH, US

REQ ID:  41689

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.

Human Resources Manager

Solon, OH


The Human Resource Manager will be a strategic partner to plant leaders (overseeing multiple sites); responsible for workforce planning for strategic growth, leadership staffing and development, talent retention and engagement and change.


Key Position Accountabilities:

  • Challenge status quo driving and facilitating diversity of though
  • Partner with HR colleagues and plant leadership in organization assessment and diagnosis to translate strategies into actions that deliver results and improve organizational capability
  • Identifies trends and partners with leadership to create and implement plans to address challenges at plant level (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.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and hiring managers to provide strategic staffing and recruitment consultation
  • 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
  • Execute the rollout of ongoing Talent Programs around performance management, organization and talent assessment, engagement and more at plant level


Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of specialized field or expertise
  • Oversees execution of key cross-functional projects in support of strategy
  • Overall understanding of business objectives and influences of department on achievement of those objectives
  • Experience in Manufacturing Environment
  • In-depth knowledge of working in a matrix organization
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, ets., 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 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


Leveraging Resources:

  • Determines how resources are allocated within area of accountability
  • Provides input into organizational design for area of accountability, primarily with a focus on short-term
  • Typically, accountable for development and adherence to a departmental budget


Typical Education or Equivalent Work Experience

  • 4-year secondary degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years in discipline

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: Cleveland

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