Aurora Cannabis

Senior Demand Planner

Job Description

Posted on: 
June 19, 2022

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 a cannabis enthusiast with an energetic spirit? Are you looking to work with a fun group of people? If so, we would love to meet you!

We’re looking for an ambitious and hard-working professional to join our Planning team in the role of Senior Demand Planner*!* The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Manager, Demand Planning.

As a Senior Demand Planner, you will…

  • Initiate and develop strong relationships with cross functional teams in order to build intimate knowledge of the business and be seen as a trusted partner to the Commercial Teams.
  • Lead/Facilitate Commercial Demand Reviews; provide insightful, fact-based recommendations to influence forecast adjustments as needed.
  • Partner with sales, brand, supply chain, sales operations, and BI team to understand forecast assumptions and building blocks
  • Utilize a collaborative and consensus approach by working with sales, brand, BI, supply chain, master data and finance to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts
  • Develop independent demand forecasts (operational forecasts) at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons using various demand signals from internal and external sources
  • Oversee channel specific demand planning and new product reporting
  • Review historical sales trends, provincial level inventory, industry size and share of market and understand impact to the demand plan.
  • Research demand drivers, prepare forecast data, forecast models, and evaluate forecast results and identify anomalies
  • Coordinate cross-functional research activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and brand assumptions
  • Provide insight around forecast errors and bias; identify & drive action plan to improve key metrics
  • Provide input to the Supply Planning organization in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs
  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans with supply planning

You would be the best fit for this role if you have…

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role within a global growth-oriented environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Business, Economics, Marketing or relevant discipline
  • Experience using ERP systems – Sage, SAP, JDE, Oracle Demand Planning or other software related to demand planning
  • Advance working knowledge of Excel VBA/Macro and Power BI
  • Working knowledge of statistical forecasting systems is an asset
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of S&OP/IBP Business Planning Methodology
  • Broad knowledge and excellent understanding of a range of business intelligence concepts and common business functions and practices, including but not limited to master data, inventory management, production planning, product cost/margins, and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with complex data in an environment of ever-changing deadlines, priorities and requirements
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills
  • Strong facilitation skills are required
  • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the forecast process

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 salary or 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 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 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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