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Site Supply Lead

Date:  Aug 31, 2022

Parkhurst, QLD, AU, 4702

Req ID:  25164
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

As our Site Supply Lead you will be responsible for managing, analysing, scheduling and facilitation of supply of components that support the production and service of equipment at our Rockhampton facility. You will play an integral role as the single point of contact between Operations and Supply Chain, ensuring that cross-functional teams work collaboratively to meet customer expectations. To be successful in this role you will need to be self-starter who demonstrates initiative and commitment with the ability to work well in a diverse network of people. In return you will be offered a competitive remuneration package, as well as gaining access to numerous benefits and opportunities as part of a global OEM.


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate assigned assembly plant meetings to review current production schedule, current component assemblies and future planned schedule for the facility
  • 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
  • Participate and/or facilitate in cross-functional meetings to support global requirements of parts, components and/or projects
  • 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 material planner and buyer(s) 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. AIO/OE Planning BOM Review - Lead Time Review - Long Leads 
  • 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 Integrity, ATO, etc.)
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to other Supply Chain personnel to improve their skills in Planning and Purchasing techniques and strategies, and to encourage/champion initiatives.
  • Adhere to all Komatsu safety policies and procedures and promote these in all interactions with team members, customers and suppliers. 


  • Degree qualification in business or supply /logistics
  • Three to five years’ experience in a manufacturing organization
  • A broad and in-depth knowledge of purchasing, manufacturing, materials and inventory management, quality, information systems, finance, and engineering drawings
  • 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 advantag
  • Solid decision-making skills, strong analytical skills, and demonstrate critical-thinking abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail is critical in conjunction with the ability to work under pressure with conflicting priorities, meet strict deadlines
  • Advanced SAP experience
  • Advanced word processing skills and a broad knowledge of a range of computer packages, including, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Projects, SAP, Email, Internet, SharePoint and Salesforce.

Komatsu Benefits

Paid Parental Leave: 12 weeks of paid primary carer parental leave

Technology: Discounts on Apple, Dell, Lenovo & Microsoft products

Financial: Employee Referral Program offering a bonus of $5,000 if you successfully refer someone for a role

My Career: Recognition & awards, opportunity to complete recognised Cert III courses, Diploma's in Leadership & Management & an Education Support System

Health: Discounted corporate rates with Bupa & a comprehensive EAP with total wellbeing solution provider Hunterlink

Cars, Home & Hardware: Discounts with Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Kennards Hire, Bridgestone & Orix

Travel: Discounts with Avis, Qantas, Crown Hotels, IHG & travel agents

Yearly Bonus: Potential to receive a yearly bonus

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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