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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Date:  Feb 1, 2023

Peoria, IL, US, 61639

Req ID:  25797
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

This position is responsible for the identification and development of suppliers for commodities utilized in the production of Electric Drive Trucks. Suppliers to be developed to support Quality, Cost, and Delivery targets. This position is responsible for the development of a worldwide supplier base that encourages continuous product improvement and cost reduction. This position supervises Sourcing Specialists in pursuit of these objectives.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, training, motivation, and supervision to the workgroup in order to meet or exceed quality, cost, and delivery objectives.
  • Researches and identifies viable suppliers for assigned commodities.
  • Develops new or alternate suppliers for new and current parts and materials.
  • Determines supplier qualifications.
  • Optimizes the match-up of supplier abilities and capacities with Komatsu Quality, Cost, and Delivery requirements.
  • Negotiates contracts and agreements with suppliers. This includes all pricing issues. Inventory implications are a major consideration in all negotiations.
  • Make field trips to suppliers as required to maintain optimum relationships in respect to product or communication issues.
  • Responsible for quote file and cost system maintenance, including preferred supplier selection.
  • Coordinate or monitor sourcing activities for new product introductions.
  • Maintain an interface with engineering to better coordinate supplier selection in support of new product releases.
  • Lead efforts in supplier-related cost reduction or quality improvement programs.


  • B.S. degree in Business Administration, Industrial Management, Industrial Engineering, and/or Eight or more years of experience in Production and Inventory Control, Materials Management, or Purchasing in the metal working industry related to castings, forgings, fabrications, machined parts, gears, etc.
  • Knowledge of material requirements planning systems and related computer-based inventory management systems.
  • Basic understanding of the technology involved in producing assigned commodities (forgings, castings, fabrications, and machined components).
  • Understand and apply PC and related software applications to meet department and company objectives.
  • Understanding of value engineering as related to cost reduction activities and knowledge and understanding of basic cost accounting principles.

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: Peoria

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