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DEMAND PLANNING MANAGER
Aurora Cannabis is looking for a Demand Planning Manager in the fast-paced, dynamic, evolving cannabis industry. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Demand Plans for all markets (Recreational, Medical, Export, International) and all products and ensure the attainment of target fill rates.

The Manager will develop and mentor a team, ensuring that the group is sufficiently resourced for the current environment and the future.  The manager will also be responsible for cultivating relationships internally and externally and initiating and leading discussions that further the performance of the group and support the growth of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and communicate accurate Demand Plans to all areas of the business
  • Develop and lead the Sales and Operations Planning Function
  • Attain Target Fill Rates
  • Validate and Track that Operations Plans support the Demand Plan
  • Assist with planning for Grow, Cultivation, Production, Procurement and Resource Planning.
  • Assist in the optimization of Logistics and Production by developing and implementing balanced Demand Plans
  • Develop solutions to Demand and Supply imbalances.
  • Initiate, develop and maintain collaborative communications with Sales, Marketing, Analytics, NPD, Finance, Customers and other groups
  • Provide effective communication of the Operations Plan between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate cross-functional data sharing/analysis to reconcile Demand and Supply variances and refine the Demand Plan to reflect updated assumptions
  • Work with Sales Order Management to resolve priorities regarding customer demand and provide updates if orders will not meet due dates
  • Capture operating constraints and business requirements to analyze, develop and implement inventory planning solutions that optimize inventory across the network.
  • Develop, use and maintain Demand Planning function in the ERP
  • Develop, use and maintain demand planning software as the primary forecasting system tool

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of Demand Planning for Fast Moving Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Experience in Cannabis and or Beverage Alcohol industry is an asset
  • Proven experience building a high performing team
  • Experienced in Production and Supply Chain processes
  • Experienced in alleviating and solving complex production delays, scheduling conflicts, lack of sufficient materials, and other complex production variables.
  • Experience working with retailers, partners and across multiple sales channels
  • Strong business strategy knowledge and superior business acumen
  • Strong oral communicator with experience speaker to senior leaders and partners
  • Persuasive and self-motivated advocate capable of promoting an organization’s needs
  • Exceptional written communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tool

 

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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