Aurora Cannabis

Senior Manager - Commercialization

Job Description

Posted on: 
Jun 26, 2022

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Senior Manager, Commercialization - Recreational Innovation

Job location: Anywhere in Canada (remote opportunity)
Employment type: Contract position (12 months)
Division: Marketing
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
Are you a dynamic project management professional who thinks outside the box, challenges the status quo, and delivers exceptional results? Do you thrive with ambiguity and autonomy? Are you looking to jump-start your career in the Cannabis industry? If so, it’s time for you to grow at Aurora!

It’s grow time, and we’re looking for a dynamic professional to plant their roots with us as a Senior Manager of Commercialization (Recreational Innovation – 12 month contract). Reporting to the Senior Director (Brand Marketing), you will collaborate with our team to inspire innovation throughout all levels of our organization. You will own all aspects of product innovation by defining, planning, and transforming our ideas into innovative product pipelines that will enable our success in the market. You will leverage both your creativity and problem-solving skills to build successful innovation channels across our organization and here’s how you’ll do it…

As a Senior Manager of Commercialization, you will…

  • Lead all aspects of project management, from integration to implementation, for commercial innovation pipelines and other critical projects including new and existing products
  • Partner with teams across the organization, including Sales and Marketing, to manage innovation agendas and delivery of initiatives, develop project plans, scopes, and redirections, and troubleshoot issues
  • Liaise with business stakeholders and management to ensure successful outcome of innovation channels by acting as the lead contributor, communicating decisions, and providing project updates
  • Monitor and track periodic presentation of Innovation Pipeline Status, Delivery & Risk to Senior Leaders/Executive(s)
  • Deliver and improve a significant number of SKUs across multiple product lines and manage existing Stage Gate processes

You will be successful in this role if you have…

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in a program or project management capacity with PMO or Stage Gate frameworks (equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • A PMP designation (or equivalent certification)

Bonus points if you have…

  • Prior work experience in the cannabis industry or supporting process improvements or product innovations

We want to hear from you if you are...

  • A creative problem-solver who thrives in an ambiguous environment and can move plans forward without the full picture
  • A natural innovator who thinks outside the box and can deliver high-quality ideas quickly
  • A team-oriented professional who leverages soft power to deepen cross-functional relationships and satisfy agendas

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 hours and remote working options, 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, professional development opportunities, company SWAG, team activities, 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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