A little about us!

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

 

We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re 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 culture? Does the idea of working with a group of cannabis experts, innovators and enthusiasts excite you? – If so, the A-Team is the perfect place for you.
 

We’re on the search for a dynamic professional to join our S&OP team in the role of Senior Buyer. Reporting to the Manager, Procurement, you will be responsible for tactically sourcing cannabis to support manufacturing and product development. You will also be able to perform end to end procurement activities while analyzing market and spend data. Strong vendor relationship management and a process improvement approach will be among the pillars for success.

 

As the Senior Buyer, you will…

Tactically procure cannabis to optimize facility and commercial operations.

  • Update and maintain supplier, product, and cost information in Sage and on purchase orders.
  • Ensure supplier compliance on KPIs (fill rate, on time delivery and PO order lead times).
  • Ensure invoice discrepancies are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Set min / max inventory levels and communicate forecasts to suppliers.
  • Process the onboarding of new suppliers.
  • Ensure spend approvals are maintained in line with the delegation of authority (DOA) matrix
  • Expedite purchase orders where necessary to meet scheduling and product launch requirements.
  • Communicate order status exceptions, contract obligations, and post-receipt actions to all internal cross functional stakeholders.
  • Ensure optimized purchase order management which support production schedules, suppliers’ price break points and storage restrictions.
  • Route, ensure execution of NDAs and PO terms and conditions.

 

Strategically identify cost savings opportunities and develop market insights.

  • Demonstrate excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Conduct cost analysis on inbound materials and maintain optimal benchmark rates for cannabis.
  • Identify and resolve risks to supply continuity.
  • Support the sourcing and qualification of suppliers.
  • Issue and manage RFQs, providing recommendations to the Manager of Procurement.
  • Build and support strong long-term relationships with suppliers.
  • Identify waste and seek opportunities for cost reduction in the supply chain.
  • Participate in special projects as required.

 

Work cross-functionally with commercial, operations & QA to source and develop new materials sources. 

  • This will include coordinating both the product qualifications & vendor set up activity.
  • Ensuring all cross functional team needs are recognized and met.

 

Culture Building

  • Work in a customer centric manner
  • Represent the company positively and with integrity.
     

It would be great if you have…

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in cannabis procurement.
  • Degree in business or certification in supply chain or related discipline (SCMP, CIPS, CPIM, CPSM)
  • 2+ years in production or manufacturing environment would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication, time management skills and ability to and prioritize.
  • Ability to mentor and coach direct reports.
  • Excel at working independently and with exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate with exceptional skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to create and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Worked with Sage X3 or other ERP systems, Microsoft Power Bi, Smartsheet, or other analytical tools
     

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 remote work options 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 dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $1,500 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 medical cannabis.
 
Next steps
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? That’s okay! Visit our careers page to find the perfect opportunity for you or share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think would be a great fit (hot tip: if you are an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by sharing this posting with someone in your network! If they are the successful candidate, you may be eligible for 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.
 

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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