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Senior Manager Employee Experience

Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Kennametal Inc.

  • Industry:
    Logistics, Freight, Packaging, & Warehousing
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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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


Title:


Senior Manager, Employee Experience


Location - Prefer within 100 miles of the Pittsburgh area. The position can be remote or hybrid but will need to be able to come to the Pittsburgh office monthly


The Senior Manager, Employee Experience, plays a key role in building short and long-term strategies for Employee Engagement, Diversity &Inclusion (D&I) and Culture. This role involves designing innovative processes, programs, and experiences to support the organization’s Cultural transformation and enhancing our Employees’ Experience to deepen their sense of belonging. As a key member of the Talent & Organizational Effectiveness Center of Excellence (COE), the Senior Manager works closely with key stakeholders including Senior Leaders, Commercial and Operational Leaders, Human Resource Business Partners (HRBPs) and members of the overall Human Resources team to support the achievement of our enterprise Key Results.


Job Responsibilities:


• Develops and executes strategic initiatives, programs, and processes in support of Kennametal’s enterprise cultural transformation ensuring D&I and Employee Engagement are at the forefront.


• Creates and leads the end-to-end execution of our employee experience and culture strategy that positively reflects the changing nature of work, evolving employee needs/wants to better support business outcomes and our employees.


• Develops and builds programs that create a common language around our Cultural Beliefs, D&I and facilitates dialogue amongst the employee population while creating exceptional experiences.


• Promotes and champions a culture of accountability, inclusion and engagement working across the global areas of responsibility while ensuring both Global and Regional requirements are met.


• Builds trusting partnerships at all levels of the organization and provides consultation and coaching to leaders and HRBPs in support of embedding the necessary behaviors to ensure our key results are achieved.


• Supports the development of Employee Resource Groups (ERG) allowing for the enabling ERG programs and other key modes of inclusion into our enterprise strategy.


• Provides specific, practical, and actionable tools and resources for managers and HRBPs to help create inclusion conversations across the company, at all levels of the organization while reinforcing our cultural beliefs.


• Conducts ongoing research on best practices and recommends strategies for continuous improvement to increase the maturity level in support of our organization’s transformation journey.


• Partners with Talent Acquisition to diversify talent pipelines and collaborates with external partners (NSBE/ WiM) as necessary to strengthen talent pools.


• Assists in implementing change management processes and tools to support the adoption of the changes required to drive meaningful cultural shifts within the organization. Creates and implements communication strategies and campaigns, for both internal and external audiences to support D&I initiatives while amplifying our Employee Value Proposition and Employer Brand.


Job Requirements:


• Minimum 10+ years of Talent Management Experience


• Minimum 7+ years of hands-on experience of transforming large organizations with a culture-centric lens with a focus on D&I and Employee Engagement


• Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)


• Excellent stakeholder management


• Possess a strategic mind set with the ability to translate strategic objectives into action


• Understanding of key Talent Management processes


• Ability to drive initiatives by influencing cross-functional teams


• Experience working within global matrixed organization


• Demonstrated track record of building relationships and working collaboratively


• Experience leading change and cross-functional collaboration for large complex global initiatives


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.


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