Manufacturing Planning Associate

Aurora Cannabis - Nisku, AB (15 months ago)

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Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a world-renowned integrated cannabis company with an industry-leading reputation for continuously elevating and setting the global cannabis industry standard.

Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic investments, and global partnerships, Aurora provides a wide range of premium quality cannabis and hemp products and services, develops innovative technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers an exceptional customer experience across all its brands.

Aurora’s operations span multiple continents and focuses on both the medical and recreational cannabis production and sales, patient education and clinic counselling services, home hydroponic cultivation, extraction technologies and delivery systems, and hemp-based food health products.

We operate around the globe pursuing new and emerging cannabis markets where possible through our owned network of import, export and wholesale distributors, our e-commerce and mobile applications, brick and mortar retail stores, as well as grocery store retailers, and pharmacies.


Reporting to the Manager, Production Planning (West), the Manufacturing Planning Associate will be responsible for optimizing manufacturing schedules and ensuring they are completed on time and within budget. The incumbent will ensure best practices in demand 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.

Optimize manufacturing schedules, including coordination of work orders and assumed time frames to ensure sufficient product availability within several distinct markets

Collaborate with purchasing to ensure timely material availability and anticipate delays

Reviewing long-term forecasts to identify and mitigate possible capacity/material issues and recommending appropriate action.

Preparing and maintaining progress and other reports including KPI’s

Analyze and resolve scheduling issues that would cause production delays

Monitor and report that manufacturing capabilities meet growth demands as well as all industry and customer requirements for quality, cost, delivery, and safety, as well as suggesting creative solutions to ensure deliverables are being met

Ensure scheduled run of manufacturing occurs without incident

Increase manufacturing efficiency and production rates

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

Understand and follow all related SOPs and procedures to GMP standards

Create new SOP’s where needed

Complete all required documentation using good documentation practices

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 or 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

Accountable for results, strives to meet and exceed expectations

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field recommended

2-5 plus years of manufacturing, batching, maintenance, facilities, and/or inventory control experience

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

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.