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Information Technology Manager


This is a Full-time position in Latrobe, PA posted November 25, 2021.

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.

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This role is responsible for managing, through direct influence, the overall coordination and execution of medium to large-size projects/programs with million-dollar budgets.

Project types may include new product development, mid-capital improvement investments, manufacturing process development, and implementation efforts at various production plants.

The primary role and responsibilities will include the leadership, planning, development, organization, and maintenance of the project timeline and resource plans for defined Kennametal projects.

This role may also act as the liaison between business functions (e.g., Manufacturing, Marketing, Technology, IT, Finance), identifying key stakeholders, and ensuring alignment are being facilitated among process owners.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage day-to-day responsibilities of various workstream teams by creating complete capital and project execution plans, with defined scope, success criteria, schedule, financial, risk, and plant readiness plans.

Develop tactical plans to achieve business results and provide feedback and input on the strategy to Technology leadership.

Monitor processes and provide reports on progress and achievement of business/program objectives using Integrated Master Schedules to identify and manage the critical paths (capacity, capability, etc.) for all project requirements.

Track and communicate key program metrics and milestones to all team members and stakeholders.

Conduct proactive and comprehensive risk management to ensure risks are identified, impacts are known and communicated, and mitigations are planned into the project schedules.

The position will be based in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA.

Travel required up to 25%.

Education, Certifications, and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or manufacturing discipline is required.

Five to ten years of demonstrated experience as a project manager leading efforts with million-dollar budgets using cross-functional teams from several different groups
Able to execute programs of medium-high complexity and uncertainty from concept through deployment with minimal supervision and in accordance with Kennametal’s stage-gate process.

Demonstrated experience in leading technical, design, and manufacturing teams, including contract resources, within a regional environment; Global project management experience preferred.

Experience utilizing disciplined, structured, and repetitive processes to manage project teams.

Demonstrated experience with facilitating strong collaboration/communication across multiple geographic locations.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Strong competency in customer focus (both internal and external) to ensure program objectives meet the customer’s needs.

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams, Project Management Software (e.g.

Microsoft Project), and demonstrated ability to learn other business software.

Demonstrated and proven proficiency in program management principles required; PMP certification a plus.

Understanding of manufacturing and operations preferred.


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.