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Strategic PMO Specialist

Aurora Cannabis is looking for a Strategic PMO Specialist to join our Cross-functional Project Management Office department in the fast-paced cannabis industry. The successful applicant will be personable, high energy, and be able to own and take responsibility for rolling out key aspects of the new Cross-functional PMO (XPMO). The ideal candidate for this position has had ample experience as a Project Manager as well as experience working in a PMO. They would be detail oriented, while also able to understand the bigger picture, and with demonstrated ability to work with people from different professional backgrounds. They will report to the Manager, PMO Strategy and Development.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

You may be asked to carry out work regarding any of the following:

  • Contributing to execution of Project Portfolio Management:
    • Collating project data for reporting from multiple departments and ensuring accurate representation in these reports (e.g. in graphs, pie charts etc) as well as facilitating that resources are actually reallocated according to Business Exec project prioritization
  • Assisting to execute an XPMO Gateway Review Process, including but not limited to:
    • Working with project teams to ensure smooth operating through gates, overseeing standards for Business Cases and carrying out Opportunity Assessments
  • Assisting in setting-up and supporting Inter-departmental Project Management Best Practice, including but not limited to:
    • Ensuring XPMO standards are well presented, updated and maintained;
    • Support on every project with regards to processes and standards (e.g. Project Initiation, Project Charters, Risk & Issue etc)
    • Maintain document repository for templates
  • You may be requested to spend weeks on end in different provinces in Canada, although this is negotiable during the interview.

  • This position will initially focus on XPMO internal projects, outputs of which are crucial to the establishment of this fledgling department.

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

 

  • Thorough understanding of applied PRINCE2 methodology or application of PMI’s PMBOK or equivalent
  • Active listener with strong people management skills and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrable understanding of how to manage the following aspects of projects: Project Initiation, Risk, Issues, Change Requests, Dependencies
  • Having thorough understanding of project change control and tracking costs
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities

 

It will be advantageous if you have skills in the following:

  • People-oriented Change Management
  • Building workflows in SharePoint and other advanced SharePoint skills
  • Business Architecture experience
  • Business Process and SOP documentation
  • Technical writing

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in business, project management or related discipline and at least five years related experience, or more than 10 years of experience
  • Must be PRINCE2 or PMP certified
  • Experience with projects involving multi-disciplinary teams operating in a fast-paced, innovation-driven environment
  • Knowledge of the emerging cannabis industry would be considered an asset.

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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