Aurora Cannabis

Manager, Quality Assurance

Job Description

Posted on: 
Jun 26, 2022

QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER / QUALITY ASSURANCE PERSON (WMMC Pemberton)

Job Location: WMMC Pemberton, BC

Employment Type: Full-time permanent employment onsite

Division: Facility QA/QC

Hours: 40 hours per week

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

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is seeking a self-motivated individual to help lead the Pemberton, BC Quality team. Reporting to the Director of Quality Assurance, the Quality Assurance Manager, will be responsible for the day to day management and oversight of the Quality team and Quality Management System, enforcing Good Production Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, and continuous improvement.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent QA as an ambassador for regulatory compliance with respect to GMP, Cannabis Regulations and company’s Policies and SOPs.
  • Perform QAP duties with respect to GMP, Cannabis Regulations and company’s Policies and SOPs.
  • Responsible for Quality Assurance compliance and management to the regulations (such as Health Canada, Good Manufacturing Practice, Clinical trials) and Quality Control.
  • Lead, mentor and coach a team of direct reports and Quality employees within the site Quality team.
  • Be a leader in Quality be an active participant to improve and communicate a quality culture throughout the organization.
  • Hire and provide training to new personnel and/or ensure training orientation is carried out.

  • Support all corporate Quality programs and ensure implementation and on-going monitoring at the facility.

  • Release batches, perform recalls, approval of products quality and report adverse events.

  • Identify and implement improvement initiatives to help increase the effectiveness and efficiency and quality of processes.

  • Develop, update and maintain documents within the Quality Management System.

  • Manage external audits, including assurance of reporting, and corrective action completion and follow up.

  • Understand and interpret microbial, chemical contaminants and scientific results against acceptable tolerance limits.

  • Project planning, execution and on time delivery of Quality tasks with other stakeholders in the organization.

  • Participate in the oversight, tracking and trending of Key Performance Indicators and metrics.

  • Establish performance standards, procedures, and control (such as audits and preventive control plans, risk management) to meet regulatory compliance.

  • Establish and oversee the maintenance of administrative functions required for operational effectiveness of the Quality department, such as budgeting and resource planning.

  • Represent or delegate Quality Assurance priorities on cross-functional project teams at the site level.

  • Support the investigation, review and tracking of QMS (customer complaints, non-conforming reports, CAPA, MOC, DEV, risk assessment, OOS, OOT etc.).

  • Participate in new initiatives, new product development, in-house quality projects as required.

  • Oversee investigations of non-conforming products and deviations from approved procedures.

  • Train and delegate QAP/AQAP responsibilities to the qualified QA person(s) as required..

  • Participate and timely completion of corporate initiatives (Goals, KPIs, training etc..).

  • Support Health and Safety department’s initiatives and programs as required

  • Advise QA leadership of any situation that may need attention and warrant management involvement.

  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • (5) Five or more years of Quality and Management experience in the pharmaceutical/nutraceutical, medical laboratory science related industry or combined work experience in another industry will be considered.
  • A Canadian (or assessed as equivalent) B.Sc. degree or equivalent in an applicable discipline of science (chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, medicine, horticulture, medical laboratory science or related).
  • Previous experience in a leadership role is required/mandatory – strong people-management skills are essential.
  • Ability to implement and maintain a Quality Management System..
  • Fluency in MS Office is mandatory.
  • Competency of technological writing (SOPs, APQR Reports, Investigation Summary, Project Plan)
  • Must be a proactive leader and an innovative thinker when making operational recommendations.
  • Ability to work independently, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to speak and write in English.
  • Be eligible to be approved as a QAP by Health Canada.

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 compressed work weeks to paid sick and vacation time, you will be empowered to achieve work-life balance.

Total Rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive hourly wage (with shift premiums), stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski-trips 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 free 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

Think you have what it takes to join our team? So do we!

Apply today by submitting your resume along with salary expectations 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 already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this posting 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! We are here to help.

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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