Distribution/Blood Bank Supervisor Job in Canada

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Job title: Distribution/Blood Bank Supervisor

Company: Canadian Blood Services

Expected salary: $77500 – 91000 per year

Location: Brampton, ON

Distribution/Blood Bank Supervisor Job Details:

Job category: Supply chain and logistics

Job posting ID: 4895

​Employment status: Regular full-time

Position’s anticipated start date: 2023-09-04

Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B

Salary grade: Grade 8

Salary/Rate of pay: $77,500 to $91,000

Application deadline: 2023-08-21

This position is open to: Internal and External applicants

Together, we can make all the difference in the lives of others.

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

If you are looking for a rewarding experience with a values and mission-driven team, join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference.

We acknowledge that the work of Canadian Blood Services spans many Territories and Treaty areas across the country, and we are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who have guided us in this important work. We recognize the land and waters that have inspired our work and offer gratitude to those Indigenous peoples on whose territory we work, live and play.

About the role

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular full-time Distribution Supervisor to join our dynamic Supply Chain Operations East team.

The Supply Chain Operations East is responsible for supporting Canadian Blood Services by receiving and fulfills hospital requests for blood components and plasma protein products. This process begins with the management inventory of blood components (red blood cells, plasma and platelets) and plasma protein and related products, it involves shipping and receiving products from other Canadian Blood Services sites across the country, further processing blood components with special requirements such as washing and irradiating, and ultimately processing hospital orders, picking, packing and shipping orders to hospitals. In this role, you will be 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.

Formula for success

  • Manages the Distribution staff performing Distribution activities to ensure effective and efficient use of resources in a positive working environment in which staff feel empowered, challenged and engaged.
  • 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.
  • At a local level, participates in an integrated supply chain to enable the organization to deliver on the requirements of the Distribution Plan.
  • Provides input to the Manager, Distribution, on annual budget for approval in accordance with guidelines.
  • Participates in developing business cases for new initiatives in the Capital Planning process.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Performs work in accordance with the provisions of the Canadian Blood Services’ Corporate Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and ensures that employees are aware and comply with all the Corporate Health and Safety Policies and procedures. Ensures ongoing monitoring and reporting of all occupational health and safety issues in the workplace.

Desired education and skills

  • Post-secondary level education in a scientific or business discipline from a recognized academic institution in a science, engineering, or business discipline.
  • 5 or more years of related experience in a manufacturing environment, with a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory or Team Lead capacity.
  • Experience in a regulatory environment.
  • Experience leading unionized employees and managing within a Collective Agreement.
  • Experience scheduling staff working multiple shift patterns an asset.
  • Operational experience in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Quality Assurance environment.
  • Experience with and knowledge of LEAN principles is essential.
  • A proven track record of successful change implementation.
  • Ability to perform formal Root Cause Analysis.
  • Experience of CAPA (Corrective Action and Preventative Action) is essential.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.
  • Proven leadership ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Team building skills including constructive conflict resolution and coaching.
  • Passion for achieving results and satisfying the customer.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Computer literacy, including spreadsheet development, is essential.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team member in a multi-disciplinary and rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • A proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Strong presentation skills.

What we offer you

  • 4 weeks vacation
  • Annual performance award up to 6%
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources

What you can expect

  • Physical requirements – ability to lift weight up to 10 kg (22 lbs.)
  • This is a 24/7 Operation, flexibility will be required to work afternoons or nights if required, however this is primarily a day shift.

This position must meet the Trustworthiness and Reliability Verification requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and is subject to criminal records and employment verification checks.

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.

Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.

If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.
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