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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



Reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, the Vice President, Compliance will be responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing the ongoing management of a corporate compliance framework, in support of the organization’s existing Ethics and Compliance Program and broad compliance mandate in the jurisdictions in which we operate.


The successful candidate will have a successful track record of working cross-organizationally with key stakeholders to implement effective yet agile governance practices in the area of operational compliance. The role will be responsible for:



  • Responsible for developing and implementing a compliance framework and function, working cross-organizationally with other functions with compliance responsibilities including Regulatory Affairs, Health and Safety, Quality, and Internal Audit
  • Hiring, leading and mentoring the compliance team and cross functional teams in relation to ethics and compliance activities. This includes working to establish a powerful culture that is integrated with Aurora’s operations and serving as a strategic role within the Company
  • Working with each respective department, catalogue the Company’s compliance requirements and set benchmarks across the entire business
  • Lead the development and maintenance of policies, frameworks, standards and protocols related to the Company and its subsidiaries, under applicable compliance programs. (for example: Privacy Compliance)
  • Manage the operations and reporting of the organization’s Ethics and Compliance Program and Oversight Committee, including developing reporting mechanisms, agendas, and thought leadership on a quarterly basis, working with compliance owners and other members of the ELT
  • Conduct periodic testing of compliance controls, assess findings and address both the strengths and deficiencies with key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the ELT and departmental teams to lead and develop the compliance strategy in alignment with Aurora’s values, corporate goals, and risk tolerance
  • Facilitate training for key compliance areas across Aurora as identified by management and the ELT
  • Lead and assist with the planning and execution of other compliance and advisory type of projects
  • Prepare periodic reports to the Ethics and Compliance Committee, ELT and Audit Committee
  • Attend and participate in meetings as necessary



  • Self-starter with a collaborative and consultative approach to business problems and working with organizational partners
  • Exemplary problem-solving and analytical skills with a proven ability to create and implement thoughtful solutions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail for critical analysis capabilities
  • Experience dealing with regulatory matters and investigations
  • Excellent ability to understand, analyze and interpret regulatory requirements
  • Ability to suggest appropriate recommendations to senior/executive leadership and effectively support those recommendations.
  • Positive attitude requiring the skills of a “working, hands-on leader” with an ability to handle a very wide range of responsibilities and duties
  • Demonstrated experience in leading others in a team setting with a proactive attitude



  • Proven experience in managing risk and compliance issues within a regulated business and implementing such compliance programs
  • Minimum 10 years of experience, preferably within compliance or law.
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in regulatory compliance, audit, quality assurance or similar risk management area, including monitoring adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Undergraduate university degree in a related field; post-graduate degree preferred.
  • Professional certification (e.g., Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)
  • Experience  interacting with regulators
  • Preference given to experience in consumer-packaged goods/medical/ pharma industries


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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