Aurora Cannabis

Senior Production Scheduler

Job Description

Posted on: 
Jun 20, 2022

Aurora is a global leader in the cannabis industry serving both the medical and consumer markets. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Aurora is a pioneer in global cannabis dedicated to helping people improve their lives. The Company's brand portfolio includes Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael '71, Daily Special, AltaVie, MedReleaf, CanniMed, Whistler, and Reliva CBD. Providing customers with innovative, high-quality cannabis products, Aurora's brands continue to break through as industry leaders in the medical, performance, wellness and recreational markets wherever they are launched.


Reporting to the Manager, Supply Planning, the Production Scheduler will be responsible for optimizing manufacturing schedules and ensuring they are completed on time and within budget. The incumbent will ensure best practices in supply planning, inventory planning, and monitoring manufacturing capabilities to ensure growth demands are met. The ideal candidate will have experience in a manufacturing environment and have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.


Working closely with the site teams, maintain, optimize, and communicate detailed quality manufacturing schedules

Collaborate with Material Buyers to ensure material are available to support successful schedule adherence

Review long-term forecasts to identify and mitigate possible capacity or material issues and recommend and execute appropriate action

Prepare and maintain progress and other reports including KPI's

Analyze and resolve scheduling issues that cause production delays

Work with 3rd Party manufacturers, determining and communicating requirements and facilitating successful schedule adherence

Monitor scheduled run performance and implement improvement to support achieving run rate targets

Maintain and update Bills of Materials where needed

Collaborate with Product Innovation on new launches

Document processes, flows and instructions, utilizing good documentation practices

Comply with GMP's, SOP's and other company processes and policies

Comply with Company safety program and create a culture of safety and teamwork in the manufacturing department and throughout the facility

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Pharmaceutical, food or similar manufacturing experience preferred

Experience working in a regulated space

Advanced knowledge of computer software applications, with proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word & PowerPoint)

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

Ability to problem solve individually and as part of a team

Accountable for results, strives to meet and exceed expectations


Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Diploma in Business Admin - Supply Chain Management or related field such as Industrial Engineering

2-5 years Supply Chain experience

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.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. At Aurora, we are committed to do business inclusively and accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know.


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