Distribution Supervisor

Vancouver, British Columbia, ca
Company: Canadian Blood Services
Published on 2021-05-03 23:01:44

Job Description

Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save. 

Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.

Join  Canada’s Lifeline  and make a meaningful difference every day.

About the role

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a  Temporary Full-time Distribution Supervisor  to join their dynamic Distribution team in Vancouver. 

The Distribution Department is responsible for the distribution of the blood collected in the BC & Yukon region. This role is responsible for management, execution and evaluation of Distribution activities, ensuring effective and efficient people and process management, in an environment which fully recognizes the benefits of operating in accordance with quality principles.  We are a 24/7 operation and this role is responsible for all shifts. The regular working hours of this role are 0830 to 1630 but it is expected that the supervisor also be flexible to work off shift hours to connect with staff and manage processes performed as needed. There is also a rotating on-call component to the position.


  • Manages the Distribution staff performing production activities to ensure effective and efficient use of resources in a positive working environment in which staff feel empowered, challenged and engaged. This includes leading your Team in their group and individual professional development, Continuous Improvement and other related activities.
  • Performance Management, up to, and including, discipline and hiring/termination of employees.
  • Oversees the daily operations of aspects of the Distribution process and is responsible to ensure that processes are performed effectively, efficiently and safely. This includes monitoring component demand, fill rates and other KPIs; communicating with the Production team to adjust production of components as needed.
  • At a local level, participates in an integrated supply chain to enable the organization to deliver on the requirements of the Production Plan.
  • Provides input to the Production Manager on annual budget for approval in accordance with guidelines.
  • Participates in developing business cases for new initiatives in the Capital Planning process.
  • Canadian Blood Services offers a generous total rewards package including:

  • Competitive base salary – non-union Grade 8 (starting at $72,800)
  • Annual Performance Award up to 6%
  • Choice of Defined Contribution or Defined Benefit pension plan
  • This is temporary full-time position, with an expected end date of October 6, 2021 . (Note: Term maybe extended to a year or longer).

    If you’re interested in making a meaningful difference, then we encourage you to click apply and submit your application. 

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

    Required Experience
  • Post-secondary level education in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution in a science or engineering discipline, registration with CSMLS, business administration, or supply chain management or related experience is required.
  • Several years of related experience in a manufacturing environment is essential, with a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory or Team Lead capacity preferred.
  • Experience in a regulatory environment such as Health Canada, is an asset.
  • Experience leading unionized employees is an asset.
  • Experience with and knowledge of lean principles is an asset.
  • Team building skills including constructive conflict resolution.
  • Excellent English communication skills are required.
  • Computer literacy is required.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and effective problem-solving skills are essential.
  • A proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Strong understanding of continuous improvement methodologies is an asset.
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