Manager Human Resources - Corporate Functions

Celebrating its 80th year 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 2018. Learn more at www.kennametal.com.





Job Title:  Manager Human Resources €“ Corporate Functions

Location:  60% of the time will be spent in Latrobe, PA and 40% of the time will be in the Pittsburgh Office


Does influencing a culture of performance and accountability excite you?  Does helping to modernize a company to provide career opportunities for future generations sound interesting?  Do you have a competitive nature that fuels you to move an organization forward?  If you're inspired to be great and to work with great people, then you should consider exploring our opportunity as a Corporate HR Business Partner.   


Kennametal Inc, seeks a Corporate HR Business Partner (HR Manager level) that can drive the talent agenda and appropriate HR service integration to improve the effectiveness of the corporate function operations.  This role will be primarily based in the corporate headquarters located in Pittsburgh, PA, but will also have responsibility to work and interact will colleagues and customers at the research and technology center in Latrobe, Pa.   Primary customers include Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Office of the General Counsel and Corporate Relations.  Exposure to Commercial and Manufacturing operations will also be integrated into the duties of the job to provide growth and development.


The individual must have experience and credibility working with all levels of the organization including executives, senior leadership, managers and individual contributors of various functions to engage, prioritize and deliver a vast offering of HR services.  These services include, but are not limited to, recruitment, talent assessment and performance management, employee engagement, HR analytics, succession planning, workforce planning, leadership development, compensation planning, communications, and organizational effectiveness. 


Principle duties and responsibilities:


  • Works closely with management and employees to create highly-effective work relationships, maintain a positive work environment, drive retention, and positively influence a culture of performance, accountability, respect, ethics, and integrity. Endorse and support Safety as a core value of the organization.


  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).


  • Coordinates and conducts management development in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, and inclusiveness.


  • Works closely with Recruiting partners to ensure the attraction and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce.


  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation, in alignment with corporate practices, to foster a positive experience and effective integration into the organization.


  • Provides guidance and input on organization structure, career pathing, workforce planning and succession planning.


  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met.


  • Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, psychology or a related field, required.



  • Master's degree in human resources, organizational development or related field, preferred.




  • In-depth HR generalist background with strong Business Partner capability, leadership development and sound communication skills.




  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills.  Must have the poise and capability to work with executives and leaders. 




  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company.




  • Previous experience working in a HR environment structured with Centers of Excellence, HR Business Partners, Shared Service operations and external vendor management.




  • Understanding of compensation programs, market pricing, incentive plans and equity programs.




  • Strong leadership, project management, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.




  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.




  • Provide exemplary customer service to employees, while fostering a positive, supportive reputation for Human Resources.




  •        Working knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws.



Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced material sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Companies operating in everything from airframes to coal mining, from engines to oil wells and from turbochargers to construction recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. With annual sales of $2.4 billion and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide, Kennametal serves customers in more than 60 countries worldwide €“ with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America.


Corporate Name: Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT)
President and CEO: Christopher Rossi
Annual Sales Revenues: nearly $2.4 billion
Number of Employees: approximately 10,000 employees worldwide
Corporate Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Equal Opportunity Employer

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