Purchase Engineer

Komatsu is the 2nd largest worldwide manufacturer of construction, mining and utility equipment, and also delivers forest machines and logistics. 

At this moment Komatsu is looking for a Junior Buyer.  

Purchase Engineer


  • Working in close relation with Purchase Manager to set up purchase strategy for our product range
  • Take ownership to apply purchase strategy to assigned suppliers
  • Optimize pool of existing suppliers, respecting product specifications given. Perform purchase condition and contract negotiations with suppliers
  • Look for opportunities to reduce purchase cost
  • Monitor & formalize performance evaluation of existing local suppliers + initiation of actions to raise performance
  • Reporting of localization status, cost savings achievements, supplier performance rating to Procurement Manager and General Manager.
  • Keeping abreast of the technicalities of Komatsu products and policies as well as technical market possibilities in order to make proper supplier management
  • Fine tune with purchasing department in Japan and local factories concerning their supplier selection, in order to achieve a coordinated Purchasing strategy.
  • Be the representative of the company towards the suppliers in all the relations.
  • Close cooperation with Inventory Control, Marketing and Business Development in order to make the best effective management of suppliers
  • Assistance and support to Purchase administrators and Expeditors in their dealings with suppliers
  • Assistance and support to Technical Support Agents and Claim Administrators in their dealing with suppliers
  • Ensure that purchase data in the system is maintained and updated


  • Minimal Bachelor degree or equal by experience
  • You are proactive, problem solver, teamplayer and have good negotiating skills
  • Ms Office knowledge (Excel)
  • Languages: English and one other EU language is a plus

Your benefits

  • fixed contract with an attractive salary package and performance bonus
  • work / life balance: flexible hours & working from home (3days/week) including allowance
  • legal holidays + 12 compensation days
  • many training opportunities and possibilities to grow within our company

Are you the professional we are looking for?

If so, please send your CV and cover letter to jobs.be@komatsu.eu to the attention of the HR Talent coordinator.