Sr. Analyst IT Business Solutions - SAP

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


Job Title – Analyst IT Business Solutions - SAP

Location - Latrobe, PA is preferred but open to working in our Pittsburgh, PA office


Job Summary


An excellent opportunity has become available to join Kennametal as a Analyst IT Business Solutions. The Analyst will act as a subject matter expert to our Finance Team providing project and operational support across the SAP FICO modules and their application. This is a critical role within our business that forms part of the Global IT and FICO Solutions Team.


The successful candidate will identify and deliver upon agreed business solutions that focus in the areas of Finance, Accounting and Reporting at Kennametal. The Analyst IT Business Solutions will work closely with business and IT stakeholders to design and deliver optimal solutions for the global Finance team.




  • Identify and develop solutions that support the business within Kennametal’s technology framework.
  • Evaluate technical and economic feasibility of proposed solutions.
  • Research and evaluate alternative technology solutions.
  • Using a matrixed team, plan, schedule and deliver business solutions.
  • Help to drive the best out of the financial management system.
  • Liaison with other internal IT and business functions to comprehensively resolve issues.
  • Identify technology development improvement opportunities and prepare action plans.
  • Identify and implement new uses of information technologies to assist Kennametal in meeting its strategic objectives.
  • Identify lean opportunities and capture savings.
  • Mange projects as needed, typically less than a year in duration.
  • Plan and manage own work and others as required.
  • Ensure quality, timeliness, efficiency, and effectiveness of deliverables while providing regular and accurate status to the business areas and line manager.
  • Provide expertise on strategic issues and projects
  • Manage and participate in cross-functional teams and SAP projects
  • Represent and promote Kennametal through participation in technology community activities, industry groups and associations.


    Typical Education and work experience


  • Must be US Citizen or Green Card holder.
  • BS/BA Degree (preferably degree in Computer Science, Information Systems).
  • 3-5 years experience configuring SAP FI and SAP CO modules plus sub module COPA.
  • Multiple SAP full project life cycle implementations preferable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, collaboration and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment.
  • Ability to manage a team, work in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Ability to work with internal business partners to understand & define business requirements, manage expectations & implement solutions that meet business objectives.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to detail, quality and continuous improvement under tight deadlines.


    Base Location


    Latrobe, PA, Up to 25% travel

Kennametal, Inc.
Full time
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15122, US