The Manager, Partnerships and Events (West) will assist with developing and leading Aurora’s public engagement strategy.
Reporting to the Director, Partnerships and Events, the Manager, Partnerships and Events (West) will assist with developing and leading Aurora’s public engagement strategy. This includes working with stakeholders in sales and business development to plan and execute multi-city client and executive events. The ideal candidate brings proven people leadership abilities, impeccable organizational skills and extensive event planning experience.
Solicit and review event & partnership proposals
Manage event program and branded activation design
Manage the work of internal teams and external agency partners to execute all event and activation logistics
Liaise with agency partner to train, schedule and supervise brand ambassadors at all events
Develop and manage event budgets, ensuring all expenditures are fiscally responsible and maximize efficiency
Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop an event’s marketing strategy
Lead the planning and delivery of all program related events
Source, negotiate and manage all event partners and vendors
Ensure events are executed smoothly and be the primary onsite point of contact to resolve any challenges that occur
Analyze and report on the event strategy monthly
Proactively build relationships with and seek out partnerships that are aligned with our event strategy
Knowledge and/or experience working in a pharmaceutical or manufacturing environment considered an asset
High attention to detail with excellent organizational skills and negotiation experience with suppliers, caterers, venues and partnership
Problem-solving and management through stressful situations
Event budgeting and financials
Proven ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with external and internal stakeholders
Strong leadership skills and experience of successfully managing a team
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a small team of specialists
Bilingual (English and French) considered an asset Excellent organizational skills
The ability to interact positively with a variety of individuals
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills, proficient in PowerPoint and Excel
Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Marketing, or related/equivalent experience
4-6 years experience managing and coordinating large scale corporate events
Experience in multiple marketing disciplines strongly preferred
Familiarity with the medical use of Cannabis and understanding of the Cannabis industry in general is considered a strong asset
Experience with managing multiple events
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.