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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, STRATEGY

Reporting to the Vice President, Commercial Strategy, the Manager, Strategy is a critical part of our team and will be key contributor responsible for research, analysis and developing insights and strategies that will address significant issues / opportunities —you will be an expert at financial analysis, wide varieties of research, and market dynamics while working on a wide range of case types.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, with great intellectual curiosity—individuals who enjoy making contributions to improve the performance of a team and who thrive in ambiguity and an entrepreneurial environment.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the strategic priorities to grow profitably and maximize shareholder value, while offering support and practical solutions to achieve these objectives
  • Lead and support any special projects under the Executive team
  • Manage cross-functional teams to assess, prioritize, and execute action plans and projects against key growth opportunities including partnerships, innovation, channel   
  • Assist in the performance measurement of the corporate KPIs including helping build the materials for the various business reviews  
  • Support any other reporting needs including Board reports
  • Working closely with Insights lead to monitor consumer behaviour and identify any key trends or
  • Working closely with Sales Analytics to monitor share and sales data to identify any key trends or risks
  • Support the annual business and strategic planning process with support from key-cross functional teams
  • Provide frequent updates on macro trends impacting the market
  • Innovative thinking and build forward thinking solutions
  • Ability to identify emerging opportunities, define consumer insights, foresee future trends, and complete assessments on consumer behavior
  • Support Aurora Cannabis’ business growth through our retail channel, retail partnerships and focus on the customer
  • Work collaboratively with all functions within the organization to collaboratively build data-driven insights and strategies

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven technical and analytical capabilities including financial and business performance analysis skills;
  • Ability to work cross functionally to create shareholder value with clear plans for implementation;  
  • Contribute to business growth by identifying and prioritizing potential business opportunities
  • Proactive approach in seeking feedback to enhance the quality of your work;
  • Background or interest in business and clear leadership potential;
  • Strong communicator with great team skills;
  • Superior communication (verbal and written), presentation and report writing skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Confidence and the desire and ability to learn all aspects of a business and its industry in a short time frame.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Logical and analytical mindset with a proclivity for problem solving
  • A commercial mindset with the ability to think outside the box
  • High energy, stamina and resilience with a drive for success in a fast-paced environment;

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate or MBA
  • 4-6+ total years of progressive work experience in a strategy, business improvement or operational excellence role
  • Management consulting experience preferred
  • Superior experience in analyzing disparate data and making data driven decisions
  • A commercial mind with an ability to challenge
  • Capacity to think pragmatically about strategic issues
  • Outstanding stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Strong analytic and project planning skills
  • High personal resilience and drive for success in a fast-paced environment

 

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

 

Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. At Aurora, we are committed to do business inclusively and accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know.


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