Purchasing Agent

Viking Air Ltd

June 30, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Manufacturing and Production
Company Overview: 

Viking is a first tier original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specializing in de Havilland aircraft products. Viking is the type certificate holder for the DHC-2 Beaver,DHC-2T Turbo Beaver, DHC-3 Otter, DHC-6 Twin Otter, DHC-4 Caribou, DHC-5 Buffalo and DHC-7 Dash 7 aircraft.

Viking has 30 years of experience with de Havilland products.

In 2006, Viking accepted the transfer of the type certificates for seven legacy de Havilland aircraft. We are committed to de Havilland owners and operators worldwide to provide quality parts and services.

Job Summary: 


As the interface between Viking and a group of our world class aerospace supply chain partners, the Purchasing Agent will be accountable for managing the ongoing and assured supply of aircraft parts and services in line with Viking’s requirements.  Key accountabilities will include: supplier delivered quality, on-time delivery performance, cost, inventory and vendor continuous improvement.  The Purchasing Agent is also responsible for developing and improving the day-to-day relationship between Viking and its supply chain partners.   


  • Ensure that all vendor-supplied products and services meet or exceed all regulatory, customer and company requirements.
  • On time release of purchase orders to ERP demand and product lead times.
  • On time delivery of vendor-supplied aircraft products and services.
  • Maintaining purchase order data integrity in line with ERP system and managing exception messages generated from ERP system
  • Working with Viking Supplier Quality Assurance, ensure that all vendors strictly adhere to Viking’s Quality Management System.
  • Actively participate in Viking’s ongoing Continuous Improvement program.
  • Ongoing review, management and coordination of vendor-related engineering change.
  • Engage fully with Viking’s metric-based performance management processes.
  • Seek to develop skills and experience by proactively participating in professional training and development programs.
  • Participate in supplier negotiations and strategies around vendor consolidation
  • Adhering to material spend and inventory targets


The Purchasing Agent will work within the Supply Chain function, and liaise with staff in Operations, Engineering, Quality and Finance. The role reports directly to the Procurement Manager.  The Purchasing Agent is also responsible for managing the day-to-day relationship between Viking and its supply chain partners.  


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Engineering or similar numerate discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience working in a procurement role within a manufacturing or operations environment.
  • An understanding of contemporary lean manufacturing principles and practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people at all organizational levels.
  • Intermediate / advanced computer and data analysis skills are desirable.
  • Strong excel skills
  • Experience in data analysis is a distinct asset
  • APICS certification, although not required, is a distinct asset.
  • Aerospace experience, although not required, is a distinct asset.
  • Experience with Visual Manufacturing (infor) ERP is distinct asset.
How To Apply: 

Interested applicants should apply to hr@vikingair.com