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Buyer / Inventory Planner - Edmonton, AB

Date:  May 4, 2021

Edmonton, AB, CA, T5M 3S5

Req ID:  21265
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, industrial and forestry industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels and a global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC and Gigaphoton equipment and services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.


Komatsu Mining brings advanced equipment, systems and direct services to the global mining industry. With its focus solely on mining, Komatsu Mining designs, manufactures, distributes and services extensive product lines of highly reliable P&H surface mining equipment and JOY underground mining machinery used to cut, crush, load and convey coal and industrial minerals worldwide. Customers receive a superior experience through direct relationships with Komatsu Mining's support people, and through its services located close to the mines. Komatsu Mining's products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron, gold and other mineral resources and the company employs 14,000 people worldwide.


Komatsu Mining is continuously working to make mining operations safer and more productive. With Komatsu Mining's innovative equipment and life-cycle services, mine operators are able to consistently achieve the lowest cost per unit of production over the life of the equipment.

Komatsu Mining Corp. offers rewarding experiences and unique opportunities for growth:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package (dental, prescription drug, health spending account, paramedical, medical, vision)
  • Registered Pension Plan 
  • Paid Vacation
  • Company supplied tools
  • Ability to be a part of an exciting innovative company developing new state of the art technology and equipment 

We are currently looking for a Buyer/Inventory Planner for our Edmonton, Alberta location.


Reports to: Manager, Purchasing & Logistics

Shift:  5 x 2 

Location: Edmonton, Alberta 

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation 


  • Manage Canadian Inventory to ensure that customer requirements are met while optimizing inventory levels and increasing turns.  This includes, but is not limited to, issuing reports; setting and monitoring inventory levels and adjusting as required, and creating orders to fulfill requirement
  • Procure material and services from third party vendors to support Service Center ensuring lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Administer Pricing and Quoting 
  • Administer Customs requirements
  • Perform all duties in accordance with company health and safety, human resources, supply chain and accounting policies and procedures
  • Set, monitor and adjust inventory levels in service centers
  • Order inventory to fulfill requirements
  • Running and distributing inventory reports
  • Create and manage PO’s to third party vendors
  • Expedite as required
  • Develop and evaluate qualified suppliers and resolve performance issues
  • Prepare and analyze RFQs
  • Explore, investigate and recommend cost improvement ideas
  • Work with Accounts Payable to correct blocked invoices
  • Create customs documentation for exports ensuring compliance with regulations
  • Review import documentation for accuracy
  • Review broker and freight bills to ensure coding is correct and charges are valid
  • Create Part Numbers, Info Records, Material Masters, and Source Lists in SAP
  • Process Credits
  • Monitor outstanding quotes and follow up

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Business experience in one or more of the following:  operations, accounting, administration, supply chain, logistics, inventory
  • Administrative Degree or Diploma considered an asset
  • Attentive to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Self-motivated and deadline driven
  • Customer focused
  • SAP experience is an asset
  • Experience with Word and Excel

Komatsu Mining offers an excellent benefit package. We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


No agency or candidate phone calls please.


Komatsu Mining Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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