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Aftermarket Parts Buyer

Date:  Nov 30, 2022

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53204-2941

Req ID:  25419
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

The Komatsu Team is looking to hire an Aftermarket Parts Buyer at their Milwaukee, WI location.  The ideal candidate will be act as a key participant of the aftermarket parts team to support the sourcing of aftermarket parts to support the parts stocking strategy and meet customer demands.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work with inventory planning to ensure procurement of parts meets demands while maintaining quality and cost targets.
  • Procuring and sourcing material to support aftermarket parts.
  • Develop and evaluate qualified suppliers.
  • Maintain and control material costs. Working with cost reduction teams.
  • Monitor supplier delivery and quality performance.
  • Review and resolve supplier performances issues.
  • Leverage existing purchasing strategies with broader Koamtsu supply chain teams.
  • Knowledge of the business strategy and how this aligns with suppliers.
  • Keep up to date with the latest purchasing and sourcing techniques.


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline with minimum 2 years’ experience in supply/purchasing with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • PMAC / ISM accreditation or equivalent experience.
  • Essential to have at least two years of experience in heavy manufacturing and raw material/parts supply chain.
  • Previous international sourcing experience is required.
  • Must have experience with supply chain regulations and compliance.
  • Vendor negotiation, selection and performance management experience required.
  • Working knowledge of ERP procurement systems including MRP and proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to interpret financial business information and provide supply chain financial metrics.
  • Strong negotiations skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with customer service focus.
  • Experience in both builds to specifications and builds to print environment.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while working in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to travel for intercompany and supplier meetings.
  • Eligible to work in the Unites States.
  • Fluent in english language.

Additional Information

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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