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About Us: 

We are a global cannabis company driven by our passion to help people improve their lives. We 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 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. 

 

We are searching for a strategic, passionate, and resilient professional to join our team in the role of Vice President, Quality. The role  is responsible for leading the Global Quality Organization in alignment with Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s quality strategy to achieve the best service standards and outcomes for patients, consumers, and the company.

 

What You'll Be Doing:

  • As a member of Aurora’s Senior Leadership Team, provide overall guidance and direction to the business to provide quality governance, oversight, and alignment to operational and business initiatives
  • Lead and direct the quality teams to support marketed products for domestic and international markets.  The quality teams are based in Canada, Europe, and South America.
  • Ensure implementation, effectiveness, and integrity of a quality system that is compliant to all applicable standards and regulations (i.e. Health Canada, GPPs, GMPs, etc.) to support the domestic and international marketed products
  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to establish and drive the Quality Strategy to align with Aurora’s values and corporate objectives and balance industry trends while maintaining compliance to regulatory expectations
  • Ensure adherence to the appropriate policies and procedures in place to support quality oversight of the operations
  • Ensure robust processes and systems are in place to ensure compliance with domestic and international regulatory requirements and apply best practices across the sites
  • Provide guidance and apply critical thinking to employ risk-based decision making and strategies
  • Stay current with industry trends, standards, and expectations to be able to adopt best practices
  • Establish and maintain the Quality budget
  • Ensure the Quality Organization is Fit for Purpose through measuring Quality Key Performance Indicators and employing continuous improvement strategies
  • Partner with other functional areas to establish and cultivate the Quality Culture and foster a World Class Quality Program across the business
  • Employ data-driven and fact-based approaches to have the right metrics and objectives to enable having the pulse on the business
  • Focus and understanding of the day-to-day operational activities to be able to correlate to the appropriate strategies
  • Create a strong partnership with key functional areas, specifically with Operations, Supply Chain, Business Development, and international teams
  • Provide leadership, technical direction, and coaching to direct and indirect reports
  • Other duties as required

 

Requirements:

  • Strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills and ability to navigate across the organization
  • Proven ability to develop and build high performing teams and strong cross-functional stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to coach and develop employees to build a strong leadership pipeline
  • Ability to apply critical and strategic thinking while balancing tactical issues to make quick and informed decisions
  • Ability to navigate through automated systems (I.e., ERP, eQMS, etc)

 

Other Qualities We Require:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Technical discipline, or related field
  • 15+ years of experience in a Quality Operational environment, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry or consumer-packaged goods industry
  • 10+ years of experience in progressive leadership roles
  • Experience in manufacturing operations and controls, laboratory operations, quality systems within a GMP environment
  • Experience with interacting with domestic and international health authorities (Health Canada, FDA, etc)
  • Knowledge of European and International regulatory environment would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the cannabis regulatory framework would be an asset

 

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 this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, color, 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! 

 

Health and safety 

Our mission at Aurora has always been to improve the health and wellness of our core community. We strive to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for our team and strongly believe introducing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy will help us achieve this. 

  

As of February 2022, Aurora has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and as a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.  

 

Next steps 

Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed b shortly after you apply, and 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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