Website Komatsu


Site Supply Lead – Lebanon

Lebanon, KY, US, 40033

Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Komatsu Mining Corp. produces machinery and systems for the extraction of underground mineral deposits. The position is responsible for independently managing, analyzing, scheduling, and facilitation of procuring of commodity group or groups, (raw materials, components, fabrications, finished goods, supplies, and services) that support the production and service of this equipment. The incumbent is the direct link between the materials, production, quality, service, finance and engineering organizations within the company. Externally, the incumbent is the face of Komatsu Mining Corp. to the global supply base.

This position requires substantial interface with global peers, management, and director level positions at various Komatsu locations. The position will interact on a regular basis with the senior management of the supplier base. These interactions require the incumbents to identify Komatsu needs and conduct negotiations with suppliers to assure those needs are represented.  Global travel to supplier facilities could be an integral part of this position.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • The position is responsible for independently managing, analyzing, scheduling, and facilitation of supply of components that support the production and service of equipment at the assigned site. The incumbent is the direct link between supply of materials for the assigned sites production, working alongside quality, service, finance and engineering organizations.
  • Manage the entire production life cycle through facilitating current shortages, engineering changes and customer changes to support machine and component on time start and on time completion to customer commit date.
  • Facilitate assigned assembly plant meetings to review current production schedule, current component assemblies and future planned schedule for the facility as the single point of contact between Operations and Supply Chain.
  • Analyze and identify changes in scope of work for assembly plant and suppliers during contract reviews and project management meetings on high-profile and newly released engineered machines and components.
  • Review current supply chain capacity to support proposed late customer and/or engineering changes in collaboration with Contracts Management, Engineering and Operations regarding acceptance.

Additional Information

  • Participate and/or facilitate in cross-functional meetings to support global requirements of parts, components and/or projects.  Review the critical parts list requirements with Procurement (Buyers & MRPC’s) to expedite/confirm delivery. Report-out on weekly Production calls on action taken.
  • Facilitate and/or establish cross-functional teams, as required, to develop local supplier(s) to further support the specific production facility schedule.
  • Collaborate with the buyer(s) and material planners the establishment of stocking programs to support operations.
  • Elevate with Planning and Provisioning personnel the need for additional and/or adjusted planning on components or products that show historical fluctuations in demand. This includes, but is not limited to AIO/OE Planning BOM Review, Lead Time Reviews & Long Lead Parts Reviews.
  • Identify and initiate cost improvement activities to provide the company with the best total cost of ownership value. Participate in Business Transformation/Tiger Team/Projects related to Sites (Velocity, Data Intergrity, ATO, etc.)
  • The business system is used fully to maximize utilization and efficiency.  Additionally investigate, analyze, and recommend streamlined process improvements.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to other Supply Chain personnel to improve their skills in Purchasing techniques and strategies, and to encourage/champion initiatives.
  •  Ability to independently create training documentation and facilitate training sessions.



This position requires the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering plus five to ten years experience in an industrial procurement organization. The position requires a broad and in-depth knowledge of purchasing, manufacturing, materials and inventory management, quality, information systems, finance, and engineering drawings.  The incumbent must possess solid decision-making skills, strong analytical skills, and demonstrate critical-thinking abilities. Working knowledge of integrated business systems is required to effectively execute the responsibilities of the position. The position also requires a level of understanding of the mining industry to effectively support operations and identify threats, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths in the supply base and to manage those factors to the best overall company advantage. The incumbent must also possess a high level of computer skills including office automation and business systems.  The position also requires the business acumen to understand supply chain concepts and how they impact the bottom line.

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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