Harvest Manager

Aurora Cannabis - Edmonton, AB (30+ days 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 General Manager, the Manager, Harvest will be responsible for managing, planning, directing, organizing, coordinating, and leading the Harvest Team activities for the Sky facility. This Manager will lead the team and will ensuring quality and consistency of service delivery, and will focus on higher level planning, forecasting, and general business activities of this group.

Manage the cannabis harvest process including offload, harvesting, milling and destruction.
Lead and support the Harvest team, identify gaps and weaknesses and allocate resources accordingly.
Assist Team Leads and Shift Leads with conflict resolution within the department, and address employee concerns and questions.
Coordinate with supervisory staff to ensure staffing numbers are met based on the harvest schedule.
Work with executive management to establish and manage current and long-range objectives, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), strategic plans and procedures.
Ensure all employees are properly trained on SOPs and departmental processes. Develop and ensure SOPs are being followed for all harvest activities.
Direct and promote employee safety through Company safety program and create a culture of safety and teamwork in the Harvest department and throughout the facility.
Ensure all harvest tools and machinery are in working order and coordinate with the maintenance department to troubleshoot/fix any mechanical issues.
Provide regular feedback and support to supervisors and coordinators in all harvest related activities.
Collaborate with the Quality department to ensure all aspects of quality are maintained, including records and documentation, and improved on as required.
Identify concepts and plans for cost and productivity improvements.
Assist Human Resources in predicting labour needs and forecasting human resources.
Lead weekly team meetings and participate in daily manager meetings.
Accountable for results, strives to meet and exceed expectations.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

A minimum bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience.
Minimum 5+ years supervisory experience working in a manufacturing, batching, facilities or related industry is required.
Experience in production facility operations is considered an asset; experience with Lean Manufacturing is an asset.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Experience with ERP software is required.
Advanced knowledge of computer software applications, with proficiency with Microsoft Office and Sharepoint.
Strong critical thinking and decision making skills
Proven success in leading multidisciplinary teams to the highest quality work
Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with different groups, changing deadlines, priorities and requirements.
Experience working in a highly regulated space is preferred.