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Site Business Manager Plant Manager

Traverse City, MI

Posted on October 22, 2018

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About Site Business Manager Plant Manager

At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering 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 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Learn more at

Site Business Manager (Plant Manager)
Traverse City, MI

Kennametal has an outstanding opportunity for a Site Business Manager with a proven track record in manufacturing plant management. This role will play a critical part in the continued success of one of the company’s key facilities.

Job Summary

The Site Business Manager is responsible for headcount, and revenue and is accountable for obtaining performance objectives including revenue growth, profitability, cash generation, customer satisfaction, technology development, operational excellence, manufacturing, business development, strategic planning and talent development. This person will be an integral member of the management team guiding strategy development and organization execution.

Key Job Responsibilities

•Full responsibility for the P&L and overall plant performance ensuring top line sales targets are met through profitable growth. Prepares and manages annual and long-range plans, to include safety, quality, customer service, shipments, variances, productivity improvement, capital investment, and inventory for the site. Analyzing variances, compiling and studying costs and trends, and taking proactive measures to drive continuous, significant performance improvements.

•Develops and implements programs for manufacturing rationalization and standardization via equipment selection, plant layout, operating procedures, goal setting, Lean culture, focused factories, and appropriate KPI’s to ensure high and consistent quality, high and consistent customer service, and lowest total manufacturing cost throughout the location.

•Have accountability for establishing and meeting commitments for on-time, on-budget product delivery for new & existing products, including quality.  Driving product line growth strategies via product line rationalization and developing strategy on new products and exiting legacy products.  Conducts capacity analysis and improvement to meet demands

•Ensures that site production capacity is utilized to the best possible level while maintaining world class quality and lowest total cost. Ensures that effective manufacturing systems are in place at all plants to maximize effectiveness.  Proactively resolve technical, people, and production issues to ensure success of the team and consistent production of products.

•Lead the Safety Leadership Committee and develop the site Safety Flight Plan, and monitor progress and clear any organizational barriers that may prevent achieving goal of 100% Safe. Establish and enforce safety environment.  Ensure compliance with company standards for revenues, efficiencies, cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete on-time delivery.
•Maintains excellent relationships with plant workforces to ensure maximum flexibility and effectiveness in operations. Builds a performance-driven culture through PPM, succession planning, execution of reward systems, and talent development in the organization that includes a strong succession plan.

Education & Experience

Candidates should possess a 4-year secondary degree. An advanced degree is a plus. A minimum of 3 to 5 years (or more) managerial experience in manufacturing operations is needed.

Additional Information
•Leads Site Personnel including but not limited to: Managers of Manufacturing, Maintenance, Production, Quality, Sales, Sourcing/Supply Chain, Materials, Facility, Distribution, and Engineering.
•External Relationships: Customers, Vendors, Distributors, etc.
•Internal Relationships:  Sales, Sales Support, Supply Chain, Manufacturing functions, and leadership team members.  Outside Agencies and other third party providers
•Travel:
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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
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