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Aurora is a global leader in the cannabis industry serving both the medical and consumer markets. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Aurora is a pioneer in global cannabis dedicated to helping people improve their lives. The Company's brand portfolio includes Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael '71, Daily Special, AltaVie, MedReleaf, CanniMed, Whistler, and Reliva CBD. Providing customers with innovative, high-quality cannabis products, Aurora's brands continue to break through as industry leaders in the medical, performance, wellness and recreational markets wherever they are launched.

MANAGER, MANUFACTURING

Reporting to the General Manager, the Manager, Manufacturing will be responsible for managing, planning, directing, organizing, coordinating, and leading the Manufacturing Team activities for the Pemberton facility. This Manager will lead the team and will ensuring quality and consistency of service delivery, and will focus on higher level planning, forecasting, and general business activities of this group.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage processes including cannabis drying, trimming, and bulk bagging, coordination of sterilization, preparation of cannabis shipments, and management of dried cannabis inventory.
  • Lead and support the Manufacturing team, identify gaps and weaknesses and allocate resources accordingly.
  • Assist with conflict resolution within the department, and address employee concerns and questions.
  • Coordinate with supervisory staff to ensure staffing numbers are met based on the harvest and drying schedule.
  • Work with executive management to establish and manage current and long-range objectives, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), strategic plans and procedures.
  • Ensure all employees are properly trained on SOPs and departmental processes. Develop and ensure SOPs are being followed for all post-harvest activities. 
  • Direct and promote employee safety through Company safety program and create a culture of safety and teamwork in the Manufacturing department and throughout the facility. 
  • Ensure all department tools and machinery are in working order and coordinate with the maintenance department to troubleshoot/fix any mechanical issues.
  • Provide regular feedback and support to supervisory staff in all manufacturing related activities.
  • Collaborate with the Quality department to ensure all aspects of quality are maintained, including records and documentation, and improved on as required.
  • Identify concepts and plans for cost and productivity improvements.
  • Assist Human Resources in predicting labour needs and forecasting human resources.
  • Lead weekly team meetings and participate in daily manager meetings.
  • Accountable for results, strives to meet and exceed expectations.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5+ years supervisory experience working in a manufacturing, batching, facilities or related industry is required.
  • Experience in production facility operations is considered an asset; experience with Lean Manufacturing is an asset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Experience with ERP software is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer software applications, with proficiency with Microsoft Office and Sharepoint.
  • Strong critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Proven success in leading multidisciplinary teams to the highest quality work
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with different groups, changing deadlines, priorities and requirements.
  • Experience working in a highly regulated space is preferred.


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