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Sourcing Director, External Manufacturing


This is a Full-time position in Pittsburgh, PA posted March 11, 2021.

n n nnWith 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.

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Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.nn nn The Director Sourcing External Manufacturing Leads the global sourcing strategy for externally manufactured products.

Identifies and develops global sources to support Kennametal’s finished goods requirements.

Responsible for approximately $100M of annual spend for private label, standard products, and custom solutions across both Metal Cutting and Infrastructure business segments.

nn nn Key Job Responsibilities: nn Develop and lead the Global External Manufacturing team.

Builds a diverse, high performing commodity team, to deliver short
– and long-term strategy on the finished goods portfolio.

Identifies strategic partners and delivers improved products and lower costs to the organization through supplier management, strategic sourcing, commodity management, and total cost principles.

Leverages strong project and change management skills to drive continuous improvements for the commodity areas Meets project milestones for all sourcing/supply chain related deliverables Develops a supplier strategy to support current and future outsourcing requirements, with commensurate risk mitigation measures, in consultation with all stakeholders.

Business partner to the Infrastructure and Metal Cutting organizations, supporting the third-party manufacturing strategy Introduces innovative strategies for outsourced products Builds and leverages relationships and networks across the organization.

Uses personal influence skills rather than position power to persuade others and gain support.

nn Qualifications: nn Bachelor’s Degree (RQ) in Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering; MBA (PF) Minimum of 8+ years of broad sourcing leadership experience, preferably in a manufacturing organization, across a large multi-location, global business.

Minimum of 5+ years of buying and/or manufacturing experience with third party manufacturing, finished goods, and/or outsourced services Managed at least $100M+ in annualized spend in direct material (finished goods), with a strong understanding of the global marketplace.

Experience with Asian and low-cost markets.

Strong track record of driving operational improvements to support the business strategy.

Experience with identifying supplier capabilities to align with engineering/product requirements Demonstrated experience influencing senior executives.

Proven results in managing and successful transition of product lines from internal to external manufacturing, while mitigating supply chain risk associated with outsourced manufacturing initiatives Experience with leading global teams with a geographic diversity nn Certifications: nn CPSM (PF) MS Office, Excel, Word & PowerPoint (RQ), Access (PF), SAP (PF), Ariba (PF) nnAs part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer.nn nn n Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh n Job Segment: Industrial, Manager, Engineer, ERP, Manufacturing, Management, Engineering, Technology nn n n