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Specialist Commodities APAC-China


Tianjin, TJ, CN

REQ ID:  41303

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 8,600 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.8 billion in revenues in fiscal 2021.

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- Assists Commodity team or Sourcing leader in developing, implementing, communicating, and ensuring proper
governance of the corporate-wide Global Sourcing strategy.
- Liaise with key stakeholders in Product Management, ISCL, RD&E and others as determined to co-ordinate business
requirements and ensure a stable supply chain while delivering optimum value.
- Work with Commodity team to develop detailed knowledge and understanding of cost drivers and manufacturing/service
processes related to assigned commodity categories and leverages this knowledge to optimize value for KMT.
- Places purchase orders based on purchase requisitions and ensure the order management, in exceptions based on
- 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
- 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.



- 5 years above of purchasing experience, and Bachelor defree above. 

- Experience of supplier development, qulity management, and audit. 

- Good English


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