Manager / Sr Manager Human Resources-India

Kennametal, Inc. (Bangalore, KA, India) 19 hours ago

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.

Opportunity for: Sr Manager - Human Resources

Job Summary


Works closely with management and employees to create highly-effective work relationships, maintain a positive work environment, drive retention, and positively influence a culture of performance, accountability, respect, ethics, and integrity. Endorse and support Safety as a core value of the organization


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Business Partner: Partnering with Business Leaders on people, organization and business strategy and align HR process (including employee engagement and organizational capability) to drive Business Goals & Objectives.
  • Employee Relations: Drive Engagement Initiatives with Union and Office Bearers, Lead Productivity Discussions with Actionable plans to Support the Manufacturing Organization, Ensure A Healthy IR / ER culture for business continuity. Support action plans of VoE survey, Coach / Mentor shop managers on (shop-floor) related people matters.
  • Compliances: Ensure 100% Compliance to all statutory requirement of applicable laws through Monthly & Quarterly review with key stakeholders / vendors /agencies.
  • Change Management: Support Modernization Initiatives and Projects, Drive the Cultural Transformation initiatives in the Organization, Deliver on continuous organizational and productivity improvements.
  • Talent Management: Developing depth and breadth of Management Capability to build Leadership Talent for the future through structured discussions. Provide guidance and input on Business Unit restructures & Workforce planning.
  • Safety: Enable and Support safety procedures to ensure all employees work safely, protect health, and safeguard the environment and leverage on processes like SWA etc. Create a culture where employees adopt a “100% Safe” mindset without compromising on ethics and integrity, Participate and Contribute in SLT Team meetings.
  • Talent Acquisition, Development & Retention: Work closely with Recruiting partners to ensure the attraction and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce. Discuss strategies to attract key talent (with specific skill set wherever required) and support in their development & retention to provide a competitive edge to Organization
  • Learning & Development: Partner with Business Leaders to implement initiatives which address the skill gaps, Identify Future Capability requirements and support with appropriate initiatives /actions; Identify opportunities for Executive Coaching / Mentoring needs among managers to ensure they are able to drive and influence actions on shop-floor.

Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates

  • A Graduate with Human Resource / Business background. Post-Graduation in HR would be preferred;
  • Should have 10+ years of work experience in HR (preferably MNC Mfg.) with 2-4 years as HRBP / Leading Functions.
  • Should have experience in working and managing with Unions. Familiarity with India Employment Acts, Labor Laws, Factory Acts, Shop and Establishment Acts and Compliance requirements.
  • Working knowledge of multiple Human Resource disciplines, including compensation practices, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Diagnosis, Employee relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance Management, Talent Management, Succession Planning process. Understanding of compensation programs, market pricing, incentive plans.
  • Worked in Companies with Focus on Safety, Ethics & Integrity
  • Business Acumen, In-depth knowledge & experience on HR processes & policies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; Good analytical skills with conceptual mindset;
  • Fair knowledge and experience of HRIS and leveraging the same
  • Strong leadership, project management, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


Minimum Level of Education (for Job)

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree (labour laws / IR / HR)


Total Years of Experience

  • 10 - 15 years
  • Post-Graduation in Human Resource is preferred
  • Certification in HR Process, Facilitation, Employee Relations & Talent Management would be an added advantage


Reporting to:

  • Country HR Head

Manager / Sr Manager Human Resources-India

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