Aurora Cannabis

Senior Manager, Government Relations - International

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 21, 2022

Senior Manager, Government Relations (International)

Job location: Anywhere in Canada (Remote or Hybrid)

Employment type: Full-time permanent employment in a remote or hybrid work setting depending on location

Division: Government Relations

Hours: 40 hours / week, Monday to Friday

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

We’re building a Government Relations team that reflects the diversity of the global community in which we operate and thrive in, and we want to include you!

We’re looking for a dynamic professional to join our team as a Senior Manager, Government Relations (International). In this role, you will be responsible for supporting Aurora’s global relationships with government and senior public policy decision makers in international markets where we are growing and expanding.

This role will be perfect for you if you are a self-motivated professional with a positive attitude, who enjoys seeing change and progress in one of the world’s newest sectors, just as much as we do! If this is you, keep reading…

As the Senior Manager, Government Relations you will…

  • Act as a liaison between the Regulatory Affairs, International Business Development and other teams in Canada, European Union, United Kingdom and South America on matters related to government policies and decision-making
  • Support the Regulatory Affairs Team in the review of products while focusing on expedited government decision making and assist the
    Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations with membership on various committees of the United States Cannabis Council (USCC)
  • Monitor and report to Aurora’s senior leadership about any global legislative, regulatory, or government decisions at the multilateral, federal and regional (i.e. EU) levels that may impact the cannabis industry or our business
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with stakeholders about the development of legislation, regulations, and government approaches
  • Identify, analyze, and track legislation and regulations throughout the international markets
  • Support the development and implementation of lobbying strategies, including the drafting of letters, submissions, and presentations, liaising with legislators and regulators and directing elected officials and civil servants on a variety of industry-related issues (i.e. taxation, exports etc.)
  • Assist in the development of government relations content for publications, campaigns, and agendas, and support Aurora’s participation in business groups, meetings, and conference calls

It would be great if you have…

  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Political Science, Communications, or related discipline (these credentials appear to match the candidate profile we are looking for but we’re ready to be convinced otherwise)
  • Four years of experience in a related government relations role (we would also welcome an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • Deep understanding of government processes and factors that influence decision-making and experience in lobbying government or government relations
  • Knowledge or prior work experience in the cannabis industry (an asset but not required)

You’re the perfect fit for our team because…

  • You have witnessed and influenced the coalface of change in government and have direct experience with corporate social responsibility issues
  • You have experience communicating complex issues in clear, straightforward terms that invite discussion and debate
  • You thrive in a team dynamic and can easily influence others to make an impact, and this is what you do best
  • You can maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with complex data in an environment of everchanging deadlines, priorities, and requirements

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! You will be empowered to achieve work-life balance with flexible hours, remote work options, vacation time, meeting-free-Friday-afternoons and more.

  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, 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 the opportunity to review your application to assess if you're the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity.

Not the role for you? Share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think may be interested while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities through our Aurora Careers Page (hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this position 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!

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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