Senior Manager, Equipment Procurement
Prairie Plant Systems Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta
1d ago

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.

Aurora is seeking a Senior Manager of Equipment Procurement. Directly reporting to the Director of Capital Procurement we are looking for someone who can support multiple global production facilities, science labs, and food production activities.

Manage capital equipment purchase requests, organizing and managing specifications development, supporting vendor selection, price, warranty, and delivery schedules, and ensure all safety protocols are met.

The person in this role should be a strong communicator who is able to work effectively with peers and senior management alike in a high-

paced global environment. We are looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to changes.

Cross-functional communication skills and experience are essential. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES :


Support and manage capital equipment and purchase requirements (spec creation)

Issue purchase orders, revisions, ensure timely delivery

Manager RFP’s, RFQ’s for all related capital equipment purchases

Provide timely updates to internal customers on purchases

Perform cost / benefit and / lease / buy analysis

Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships

Follow up with suppliers to meet committed delivery dates

Assist in auditing and oversight of manufacturing partners to ensure they comply with AURORA Equipment Management Procedures

Adhere to all company compliance and integrity initiatives.

Demonstrate collaborative problem solving across disciplines / functions.

Monitor supplier performance and establish improvement plans as required.

Perform supplier quality assessments as required by the local business

Participate in integrated business planning activities to insure effective value chain planning.

Execute strategic projects as required.

Improve net working capital by extending payment terms with key supplier as appropriate.

Support achievement of annual cost savings targets.

Ensure AURORA is legally protected in all contracting (legal reviews, terms and conditions.


Minimum of 5 years of relevant procurement and equipment experience in a manufacturing environment. Prior experience in related to food, beverage, chemical, pharma, medical device, is a plus.

Experience with forecasting, budgets, ROI

Exceptional analytical and organizational skills

Ability to learn quickly and prioritize appropriately

Excellent customer service skills

Detailed oriented, self-motivated, team player, with a strong desire to learn new skills and grow

Ability to multi-task or focus on detailed problems, and tenacity to drive issues until resolved


Bachelor degree in Business, supply chain, or related discipline

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

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