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Contract - Buyer*

Date:  Nov 27, 2022

Longview, TX, US, 75603

Req ID:  25335
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

We are currently hiring a Buyer for a Contract assignment to support our Longview, TX operations.

*This position will be contracted through a staffing agency and not a Komatsu employee.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work SAFE and be an advocate for Safety.
  • Planning and procuring materials to support OEM and Aftermarket sales. Ensure orders are received to quality specifications from suppliers on the required due dates through expediting and overall order management to prevent production stoppages and workforce downtime.
  • Maintain and control material costs. Provide support to cost reduction teams.
  • Adherence to existing supplier contracts as directed by senior personnel.
  • Knowledge of current business strategies and market inventory initiatives.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest purchasing techniques and industry advances.
  • Review and resolve supplier performance issues.
  • Creation of purchase orders to external suppliers.
  • Maintains suppler information records, lead-times, source list, material master data, purchase orders and MRP related settings.
  • Resolve purchase order and invoice discrepancies including pricing, quantity and/or shipping/receiving issues.
  • Initiate requests for product development and support ERN/ECN process and the flow of information.
  • Coordinate and disposition rejected parts in a prompt /cost effective manner to prevent production stoppages and workforce downtime. Recover associated costs from rejected materials and warranty items COPQ.
  • Ensure orders are received from suppliers on the specified due dates through expediting and overall purchase order management including management of MRP messages to prevent production stoppages and workforce downtime.
  • Creation and analysis of reports as specified by management.


  • Ideal candidates will possess a Bachelor degree in Supply Chain, Operations or Business. An Associate’s degree in combination with relevant experience and training will be considered.
  • High School Diploma with skills, desire to learn, and strong work ethic will be considered
  • Must possess analytical/critical thinking skills
  • CPIM, CSCP or CPM Certification a plus
  • Experience
  • 0 -1 years of relevant working experience
  • Experience working in an ERP environment (SAP a plus)
  • MS Office aptitude
  • Professional and Positive attitude.
  • Strong relational skills, ability to work with all departments, fosters teamwork and a positive work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Must be able to prioritize assignments.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with a strong focus on customer service.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Longview

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