Senior Manager, Logistics

Job Location: On Site - Brampton, ON


 

A little about us

We are a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We are 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

Are you looking to join a vibrant work culture? Does the idea of working with a group of cannabis experts, innovators and enthusiasts excite you? Do you lead by example and love wearing lots of ‘hats’? If so, the A-Team might be the perfect fit for you!

 

We’re on the search for a dynamic professional to join our Logistics & Warehousing team in the role of Senior Manager, Logistics. Reporting to the Director, Warehouse Operations you will be the Site Champion and Ambassador. Working closely with our on-site 3PL warehousing services provider, as well as other on-site and off-site Aurora department leads, you will lead and manage production & fulfillment service deliverables, cost & budget adherence, process development & Continuous Improvement, as well as facility & infrastructure projects. You are an expert in culture-building, indirect influencing & management, KPI analysis, problem solving, communication, and accountability. Sound exciting? Here’s a little more…

 

As the Senior Manager, Logistics you will… 

  • Oversee and interface with the on-site 3PL management group for daily operations, services, KPIs, and deliverables; providing direction or change to direction in a controlled manner to the 3PL management group where required
  • Lead as internal-facing Site Ambassador, liaising between several internal departments and the 3PL group; this involves pro-active and re-active key communication/escalations, supporting needs of various groups regarding the site and its services, accommodating guests and events held on site, and facility/office maintenance/management
  • Mentor and develop a small team of direct reports, as well as personnel within the department team
  • Lead certain key compliance activities and responsibilities under Health Canada, CRA, internal controls, and internal/external audit as it relates to the site
  • Partner with the other site leads to support Joint Health & Safety committee and development of various Health, Safety, & Environment initiatives
  • Identify areas for process improvement, cost reductions, service improvements, and inventory data improvements; propose solutions and lead implementation efforts cross-functionally
  • Lead culture-building to create an ongoing positive, respectful, and highly functioning working culture for the site through leading by example, honesty, transparency, discretion, diplomacy, courtesy, and excellent judgement
  • Problem solving and solutioning over short-, medium-, and long-term time horizons, including in-real-time, relying on flexibility, adaptability, innovation, analytical, and communication skills
  • Manage budget adherence for the site, vendor invoice review, support annual budget review, creation, & approval, provide financial reporting, KPIs, & insights, draft budgets & business cases for capital projects where required
  • Support multiple stakeholders with inventory management and inventory Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Support contract management, dispute investigation & resolution, and support vendor selection and contract negotiations where required
  • Lead process and systems projects and initiatives, as well as capital equipment and infrastructure projects, ensuring objectives are met on-time and on-budget, with effective stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Directly manage certain aspects of facility and infrastructure, including repairs & maintenance, capital spend planning, liaising with contractors, Landlord, and municipal officials where required
  • Ensure site SOPs are updated, accurate, and compliant with relevant regulating bodies and internal controls
  • Provide analysis and reporting for various stakeholders on operational KPIs, projects, budgets, business cases, &c
  • Partnering with the Director, Warehouse Operations and cross-functional stakeholders in the development of strategic plans, including product launches, commercial campaigns, and capacity planning initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

 

As an experienced professional you will have…

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with 8+ years of Management experience
  • 5+ years as a people and department leader, with proven track record of motivating direct- & indirect-reports as well as strategic partners
  • Experience operating in ERP, WMS, TMS, and/or other Inventory Management systems, with significant systems integrations
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills with advanced soft skills and attention to detail
  • Strong vendor management, negotiation, conflict resolution, and consensus building skills
  • Experience operating within an Ecommerce setting
  • Proficiency with all MS Office products, with a focus on fluency in Excel
  • Ability to pass a background check, and either have Security Cleared Individual (SCI) status or ability to obtain (at Aurora’s expense)

 

 

Bonus points if you have…

  • Prior work experience in a Health Canada- and CRA-regulated cannabis or controlled substances manufacturing, warehousing, or distribution environments
  • SCMP, P.Log, CSCP, or CCLP designations
  • PMP, MBA, or P.Eng designations
  • Lean Six Sigma, 5S (5S+S, 6S, 7S), or equivalent designations and experience
  • Prior work experience in a GDP or GMP environment
  • Experience working in Sage X3

 

You’re the ideal candidate because…

  • You have exceptional leadership qualities, with a team-focused mindset, building consensus as your ‘standard operating setting’
  • You thrive in high-paced environments, where your mature judgement & management style set the team up to effectively balance between safety, quality, service, and cost priorities
  • You have exceptional communication skills with the ability to effectively provide direction under both normal and exceptional circumstances
  • You have creative problem-solving skills with an aptitude to make decisions quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • You have robust analytical skills with the ability to transform complex sets of data and planning constraints into accurate & practical solutions that drive business value and objectives
  • You thrive leading projects and initiatives, whether as the direct sponsor or in support as an engaged participant

 

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 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 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 our Talent Acquisition Team and we will contact you if we see a fit via email.

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? Share this posting with your network while subscribing to our 
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Diversity & 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! We are here to help.

 

Health & 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.

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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