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Commercial Project Manager

by Motif Labs

Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: Aylmer, Ontario
Date Posted: May 23, 2024
Motif Labs

Job Description


Motif Labs, the largest private cannabis business in Canada, is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Commercial Project Manager to join our team. As a leading cannabis brand house, Motif Labs holds top market share positions in vapes and infused pre-rolls. The Commercial Project Coordinator will play a crucial role in bridging marketing and engineering teams, managing product specifications, and ensuring seamless product launches. If you have a background in product development, strong communication skills, and a passion for quality, we invite you to be part of our innovative and dedicated team.

Motif Labs is a leading cannabis brand house in Canada, proudly holding top market share positions in vapes and infused pre-rolls. As the largest private cannabis business in Canada, our diverse portfolio of winning brands (BOXHOT, DEBUNK, Boondocks, and Rizzlers) are each thoughtfully curated to meet the dynamic and evolving needs of today's consumer market. Motif Labs is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality, ensuring that our products not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients and consumers alike.

 Position Overview:


  • Liaison between marketing and engineering teams on new product specifications to ensure alignment within the organization and launch preparedness.
  • Managing and completing product call sheets for various provincial registrations.
  • Communicating SKU specific specification to engineering to be used for production staff.
  • Assisting in new product launches; compiling and submitting NNCP info following QA approval 
  • Working with the Commercial Manager to identify risks in product launch timelines.
  • Working with CES regarding complaints and identifying reoccurring issues for QA investigations and updating new product specifications as required
  • Source and documenting new and innovative products to be used in upcoming SKUs.
  • Assisting in creation of project timelines on new SKUs launches.

 Brand / Production

  • Working with the Senior Commercial Manager to identify risks in product launch timelines and find ways to mitigate impact
  • Process improvement initiatives to improve workflow between the commercialization team and production.
  • Working with internal designers for label designs and execute sample printing. 
  • Ensuring an accurate flow of information from Commercial Managers to production staff when any clarification is required as part of production. 
  • Sourcing and tracking vendors for packaging, labeling, hardware and various formulation requirements. 
  • Following up with provincial contacts regarding purchase order statuses.
  • Meeting with production and supply chain departments to ensure timelines set by purchase orders are following and identify any risks.

Category Management

  • Have ownership of SKU execution of 2- 4 product categories (i.e. vapes and pre-rolls)
  • Identify any upcoming changes and work with internal departments to follow project and execute on-time
  • Identify gaps in portfolio and prepare solutions or products that could help better the brands
  • Ensure production related activities for your portfolio remains on time
  • Identify when production is lagging due to increase sell-through and escalate.

Other Duties

  • Facilitate major purchases for product launches until transition plan in place.
  • Updating reports used for department tracking of product statuses.
  • Assisting Commercial Managers for various on-site projects.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelors degree, College diploma or certificate in a related discipline preferred
  • 1-3 years' experience in supporting stages of the product development lifecycle including product vision, go to market strategy, scheduling and product launch
  • PMP or working towards considered an asset
  • Experience working within a large licensed producer (LP) in the Cannabis industry is considered a strong asset
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude with strong communication skills
  • Strong time management skills including ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Shows initiative and ownership of work and willingness to learn
  • Advanced computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word)
  • Required to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to be on-site for initial 3 months then move to Hybrid

Motif Labs welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Motif Labs
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