Sales Manager - North East Region

Kennametal, Inc. - Latrobe, PA3.7

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 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

Job Title: Sales Manager - North East Region

Location: Remote (Home Office)

Job Summary
Manages the sale of products and services in a specified geographic area through assigned sales engineers and reps and sales office activities. Develops sales plans and budgets for achieving sales goals.

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Manage, lead, motivate, develop and coach a sales team of Sales Engineers
  • Responsible for sales growth and profitability
  • Develop and maintain solid distribution strategy
  • Implementation of sales activities (i.e. Promotions, New products, All Star, local campaigns)
  • Support and manage development of marketing activities (i.e. CPP, new marketing concepts)
  • Provide sales forecast and plan
  • Manage and monitor achievement of goals and performance (i.e. plan, forecasts, OPEX/T&D, KPIs)
  • Design and implement a strategic business plan that expands company's customer base and ensure it's strong presence
  • Own recruiting, objectives setting, coaching and performance monitoring of Sales Engineers
  • Identify emerging markets and market shifts while being fully aware of new products and competition status
  • Provide supervision through field visits, observations and measurement of results to include performance appraisals and salary reviews
  • Succession planning and mentoring
  • 8-10 Years experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or relevant field
  • 8 or more years of relevant experience or non-degreed with 12 or more years of relevant experience
  • 3 or more years of management experience
  • Successful previous experience as a sales engineer or sales manager, consistently meeting or exceeding targets
  • In depth understanding of the metal cutting or precision tooling industry
  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel 75% of the time
  • Ability to apply technical solutions to customers
  • Understanding of contracts and previous experience leading commercial negotiations is preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer