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Production Manager

Company: Kennametal
Location: Bedford
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

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 www.kennametal.com. Follow Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Manufacturing Manager - Bedford, PA Kennametal Inc. is a leading global supplier of technologically advanced tools, tooling systems and engineering services for industries such as aerospace, automotive, construction, farm machinery, power generation and transmission, and oil and gas exploration. Kennametal's portfolio of well-respected brand names and broad global presence enable us to help customers of all sizes in virtually every geography drive success at every stage of their value chain. People around the globe can see and touch these results throughout many aspects of their day, from the light switch they turn on to the car they drive. The Kennametal manufacturing plant Bedford, PA currently has an opening for a Manufacturing Manager supporting the Earth Cutting Tools (ECT) Business Unit. This position reports directly to the Site Business Director. This position partners closely with Engineering, Global Logistics/Supply Planning, Quality, Finance and Customer Service for optimized customer satisfaction and manufacturing performance. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Ensure adherence to plant environmental, safety and health guidelines and regulations, and foster commitment across operations. Lead plant manufacturing operations, ensuring that production requirements are achieved and optimized relative to changing demand levels. Drive continuous improvement behaviors on the manufacturing floor and achieve operations KPI goals related to safety, quality, customer satisfaction, employee engagement and cost. Ensure compliance with established quality standards. Manage manufacturing operations headcount and plan, including making proactive recommendations to optimize volume and cost. Partner with Materials Management team to optimize manufacturing inventory levels to ensure high customer service levels while supporting cost goals. Proactively manage manufacturing operations budget. Generate cost savings opportunities and partner with support teams (Finance, Engineering, Sourcing, etc.) to realize improvements. Collaborate with Engineering to develop and implement capital projects to meet business and plant objectives. This includes support to enhance sales growth and opportunities to modernize the facility. Proactively manage talent in the manufacturing operations team. Support direct report team members by conducting performance reviews, providing coaching, enabling effective training and maintaining a regular presence on all shop floor areas. Ensure direct reports are doing the same for their team members. Operate as a role model who embraces the Kennametal Cultural Beliefs and inspires others to do the same. Position Requirements: Qualified candidates will have a BS in Engineering, business or a related field, a minimum of 10 years of experience in manufacturing, and 5 years of related management experience. Strong organizational, interpersonal and hands-on problem-solving skills, and experience working effectively with cross-functional teams. Working knowledge and success in using Lean/Six SigmaTM tools to drive continuous improvement with manufacturing team members throughout the shop floor. Lean/Six SigmaTM Black Belt certification preferred. Operational and management experience in batch and discrete component manufacturing environment. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously, set priorities, identify and resolve problems, and meet deadlines. Knowledge and experience in using MRP systems to manage manufacturing is required, with SAP experience preferred. Strong computer literacy is required, including MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.). Demonstrated ability to engage and inspire team members and effectively manage personnel matters. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being the employer of choice for the right people, with the right skills. We offer competitive wages and benefits, and we believe in ongoing training programs that enable our team to continuously grow and contribute to our success. AMERKMT1 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.

Keywords: Kennametal, Pittsburgh , Production Manager, Executive , Bedford, Pennsylvania

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