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January 10, 2018

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Senior Buyer - R&D

Hawkesbury, Ontario

Open position


DART has been growing at a rapid pace over the last few years. To sustain its rapid growth, we are now seeking a dynamic and resourceful individual to bolster our Procurement team. Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for the purchasing of commodities and services for R&D activities. Using comprehensive knowledge to meet quality requirements and specifications, the Senior buyer will have full responsibility over R&D procurement, from commercial negotiation to PO execution.


  • Confer with Engineering to determine purchasing needs;
  • Conduct research to ascertain best suppliers and products in terms of value, delivery schedule and quality;
  • Evaluate bids and make recommendations based on commercial and technical factors;
  • Negotiate commercial contract and develop relationship with suppliers;
  • Establish delivery schedules, monitor progress, and contact suppliers to resolve issues;
  • Coordinate the movement of purchased materials;
  • Identify discrepancies between shipments and orders and take action;
  • Ensure that orders are expedited by following up with vendors on a regular basis;
  • Communicate all delays or variances of inbound freight to the appropriate parties;
  • Compile data to generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to be used for cost-saving initiatives;
  • Contact suppliers regarding errors in partial or duplicate shipments, prices, and substitutions.


  • 5 to 10 years progressive experience in a purchasing role;
  • High School Diploma or GED required;
  • Post Secondary Diploma in Purchasing is an asset;
  • Direct working knowledge of operations and warehouse management;
  • Knowledge of aerospace standards, requirements, and vendors is a strong asset:
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills;
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite;
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills;
  • Bilingual (French & English) is an asset..


    • Closing date to apply is January 26th, 2018;
    • Compensation will be based on experience;
    • Competitive benefit package offered;
    • Only those candidates chosen for interview will be contacted;
    • DART welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


    DART Aerospace is a privately held aerospace firm, whose primary focus is to design, manufacture, market and distribute innovative & customized STC’d solutions for helicopters and the aerospace industry around the world. With over 700 STC’s (Supplemental Type Certificate) and 5,000 products, DART offers a unique and comprehensive portfolio of aftermarket products, accessories, spare parts and tools for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft OEM’s (AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, EADS Eurocopter, Robinson, Sikorsky), completion centers, and MR&O facilities. DART’s extensive engineering capabilities and manufacturing centers of excellence deliver fast time-to-market solutions with superior customer support in over 120 countries worldwide.

    Interested in this position, please contact us at DART Aerospace Human Resources Department at jobs@dartaero.com