Senior Manager, Human Resources Business Partner, Operations & Supply Chain

Division: Human Resources
Hours: 40 Hours Per week (Monday to Friday)
Job location: Hybrid (2-3 days a week in Ontario locations)
Employment type: Full time



A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!

We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.

Job summary

We're on the lookout for an engaging, adaptable, and purpose-oriented Senior Manager, Human Resources Business Partner, Operations & Supply Chain to join our A-team, providing support across our Operations Functions in Ontario.  As a seasoned Human Resources leader, you have a deep commitment to crafting a seamless employee journey and devising strategies that empower individuals to reach their professional milestones. You possess a breadth of experience as a generalist with deep experience in manufacturing environments, capable of crafting and executing strategies from the ground up. Your expertise extends to organizational effectiveness, talent management & learning, WSIB and claim management, managing complex employee relations matters, coaching leaders, people leadership, and fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as core values within our organization.


This role will be expected to spend extensive time on-site in our Ontario based facilities and as such, travel will be required.  


This position reports directly to the Director, HRBP Operations, Supply Chain, & Science.


As a Manager, HR Business Partner (Operations and Supply Chain), you will…

  • Serve as a strategic HRBP thought partner to the facility Operations leaders.
  • Develop and implement strategies to foster positive employee relations within the facilities.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to management on complex employee relations issues, providing guidance and recommendations for resolution.
  • Lead and facilitate employee investigations, ensuring thoroughness, fairness, and compliance with company policies and legal requirements.
  • Design and deliver training programs for managers and employees on conflict resolution, effective communication, and other relevant topics.
  • Analyze employee feedback and survey data to identify trends and develop action plans to improve employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in employee relations and proactively recommend initiatives to enhance the employee experience.
  • Serve as a strategic advisor to senior management on complex and sensitive employee relations matters, providing insights and recommendations to resolve issues while minimizing organizational risk.
  • Ensure compliance with provincial and federal laws and regulations relating to labour relations, employment standards, human rights and privacy legislation.
  • Collaborate closely with occupational health & safety professionals, legal counsel, insurance providers, and other stakeholders to develop effective claims management processes and procedures.
  • Establish clear communication channels and escalation protocols to ensure timely and efficient handling of WSIB claims and related matters.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners to mitigate workplace hazards and prevent injuries.
  • Review and analyze injury trends to identify areas for improvement and implement proactive measures to reduce risks
  • Provide leadership and guidance to direct reports as well as the broader HR team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.
  • Coach and mentor HR team members to enhance their skills in employee relations, talent management, and HR business partnering, along with other relevant areas.
  • Work in conjunction with the broader Human Resources team to improve, develop, and implement effective programs and processes to retain, and develop employees in support of the organizational goals.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and provide constructive feedback to team members to support their professional growth.
  • Develop, implement, and update HR policies and procedures in accordance with legal requirements and industry best practices.
  • Lead the development, maintenance, and effective deployment/communication of all human resource policies, procedures, and directives, facilitate employee engagement and development, and partner with senior leaders to develop HR strategies that support the organization's objectives and promote a positive work environment.
  • Analyze HR metrics and trends to identify opportunities for process improvement and strategic interventions.
  • Participate in strategic workforce planning initiatives to ensure the organization has the talent and skills needed to achieve its goals.

You would be the best fit for this role if you have …

  • Undergraduate Degree in HR or a related field with 8-10 years of directly related experience
  • Experience leading HR in manufacturing and/or operations environment is required
  • CHRP Designation is an asset
  • People leadership experience with a proven track record of developing high potential talent
  • Proven experience in HR Business Partnering coaching leaders, serving as a strategic advisor, and supporting organizational effectiveness initiatives
  • Superior skills in Employee Relations related to conflict management and investigations
  • Demonstrated ability in promoting a collaborative work
  • Deep understanding and application of provincial and federal legislation

Bonus points if you have…

  • Strong capability to provide consultation and advice on a wide range of HR issues; as well as able to analyze complex information and data to develop solutions and recommendations
  • Ability to influence and drive employee engagement
  • Demonstrated ability of high personal, professional and ethical standards
  • Detail oriented: High attention to detail and organizational skills: Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects with tight and competing deadlines
  • Advanced computer skills including experience with HRIS and Microsoft Office products
  • Exceptional communication skills; verbal, written and presentation
  • High degree of initiative, diplomacy, and discretion

Why you’ll love working at Aurora
Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to flexible work environments to team activities, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it… 

  • Flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! With flexible working hours to paid sick and vacation time, you will be empowered to achieve work-life balance in all that you do.
  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski passes or staycations.
  • Benefits: we will foster your health and wellness (and your dependents) with our employee benefits package including, employer-paid health and dental care premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $1,500 of coverage each year (because we truly believe cannabis is the best medicine). 
  • Life-long learning: we’re lifelong learners here at Aurora and will invest in your professional development throughout all aspects of your career! You will have access to a tuition assistance program, virtual learning activities and annual performance reviews, to ensure you are provided with the toolkit and support you need to succeed.
  • Perks: we love to celebrate our people by providing corporate perks including employee discounts, perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, modern technology and snacks and beverages at all our office locations.


  • Team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with medical cannabis.

Next steps
Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by a human recruiter (not a robot) shortly after you apply, and our team will contact you via email if we see a fit.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways! We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity.


 Not the role for you? That’s okay! Visit our careers page to find the perfect opportunity for you or share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think would be a great fit (hot tip: if you are an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by sharing this posting with someone in your network! If they are the successful candidate, you may be eligible for a bonus!).

Diversity and Inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know.

 If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.



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