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Supply Chain Intern

Date:  Jul 21, 2021

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53214

Req ID:  21573
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 Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Key Job Responsibilities


  • Assist with RFI/RFP (request for information/ request for proposal)
    • RFI – assist with collecting request for information from incumbent suppliers and then normalizing the supplier responses in order to prepare RFP document
      • May need to work with AP team to verify last price paid from invoices
      • Use information from RFI/AP invoice to validate potential savings opportunity from sourcing event
    • RFP– (1) work with sourcing/category managers to create RFP/RFQ documentation; (2) participate/shadow SSM/CM with review of RFPs; (3) assist with collection/summarization of Stakeholder team evaluation matrixes
  • Vendor data harmonization
    • KAC data – verify common suppliers in KAC/KMC have same industry codes, payment terms and payment modes
    • KMC data – work with stakeholders, CM and SSM to harmonize vendor terms (payment terms/mode) and reduce redundant suppliers numbers, if possible.
    • Working with CM/ SSM to track savings as result of improved working capital  (spend impacted by improved payment terms).


  • Education: Must be enrolled at an accredited college/university.  
  • Experience: Prior experience with work study programs, school or volunteer leadership roles, participated on teams or in clubs, professional organizations, etc. preferred.
  • Soft Skills: Must have good written and verbal communications. Ability to multi-task, manage deadlines and easily adapt to new challenges and business working environment. Strong motivation to make contributions to Komatsu and strong motivation to drive results.
  • PC Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office specifically with Excel, Power Point, etc

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.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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