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Manager, Analytics and Data Science

Job location: Anywhere in Canada
Division: IT – Business Intelligence and Analytics  
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday
Employment type: full-time permanent employment in a remote work setting


A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!

We’re 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.

Job summary

Are you passionate about data analytics and science? Do you enjoy working in a remote environment? Does the idea of leading your own team and collaborating with a group of cannabis experts sound exciting? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We’re searching for an effective leader to join our IT division as our newest Manager, Analytics and Data Science. In this role, you will report into the Director, BIA and work closely with business stakeholders, such as Marketing, Sales, and Operations, to optimize performance and inspire innovation. You will lead data science teams and initiatives, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, and enable Aurora to make strategic decisions to improve the consumer and patient experience with cannabis. Sound interesting? Here is a little more…


As the Manager, Analytics and Data Science you will…

  • Lead a team of Data Analysts to develop dashboards and reports
  • Support the development of the team by conducting performance reviews and defining career goals and objectives
  • Act as a subject matter expert in data analytics to actively provide recommendations for opportunities and efficiencies
  • Optimize and monitor a growing portfolio of PowerBI and Sage reports to ensure timely report delivery and overall reliability
  • Develop, and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders to ensure business needs are addressed and strategic initiatives are supported
  • Lead the team to identify business objectives, gather requirements from stakeholders, and translate requirements into user stories
  • Establish best practices in KPI design and visual data storytelling to ensure report consistency while delivering visually striking, yet simple reports
  • Participate in planning and designing dimensional models that create the base of applicable reporting solution while allowing for self-serve model deployment
  • Collaborate with the Data Engineering and Master Data Mgmt. teams to support Data Warehouse developments and management programs
  • Perform data cleansing, transformation, exploration, analysis, and visualization
  • Facilitate day-to-day activities including extracting and merging data from sources, filtering data requests, conducting in-depth analytics with statistical techniques and managing legacy ML models and pipelines

You will be setup for success if you have…

  • Post-secondary education in Computing Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or similar disciplines
  • 8 + years of relevant work experience in analytics and 3 + years of people leadership experience (we would also welcome an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • Prior work experience navigating various data sets and projects, and database systems including data warehouses and multi-dimensional analytic solutions
  • Outstanding skills in Microsoft technologies including SQL Server, Power BI, Power Apps and MS T-SQL with the ability to write complex queries
  • Working knowledge of Azure cloud services for data analytics, such as Azure SQL, Data Factory, Functions, Data Lake, and experience with Google Analytics, ArcGIS
  • Proficiency in Python with practical knowledge of common libraries for data manipulation and predictive analytics (Pandas, PySpark, Scikit-learn, Matplotlib and similar)

Bonus points if you have…

  • Practical experience with Databricks

You’re the perfect fit for this role if you are…

  • A dynamic leader with a strong track-record for coaching others to success and influencing teams to achieve business goals
  • A motivated individual who champions best practices in data science and can develop centers of excellence
  • A collaborator who can build strong relationships with stakeholders to satisfy objectives and improve processes
  • A navigator who thrives when working in a fast-paced environment and solving new challenges
  • An analytical professional who can transform complex sets of data into best practices to optimize performance


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! You will be empowered to achieve work-life balance with flexible hours, remote work options, vacation time, meeting-free-Friday-afternoons and more!
  • 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 dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $3,000 of 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 all 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 cannabis.


Next steps
Think you have what it takes to join our team? So do we! Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by a human recruiter (not a robot) shortly after you apply, and our team will contact you via email if we see a fit.

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 a friend or colleague that you think may be interested while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities through our Aurora Careers Page (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this position to a friend! If they are successful, you will receive a bonus!)


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 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.


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.

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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