Distribution Supervisor

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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.

Supervisory and Management
Tracking code
British Columbia

*Please note that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with us.

Questions and Answers


Is my application secure?

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Who do I contact if I have questions about a posting or the submission process?

If you want to know more about a career with us or how to apply, please send us an email at hr.recruitmentcentre@blood.ca.

What is the working language?

The working language at Canadian Blood Services is English. Some positions do have additional language requirements, other than English, and these requirements will be indicated on the job posting. Fluency in English is a bona fide occupational requirement for all positions.

It is recommended that resumes be provided in English to ensure maximum visibility by our recruiters. Resumes provided in French will be translated by our internal translation department. Our selection process, including applicant pre-screening and interviews, is in English.

I have already applied to a position, how do I update my resume for it?

If you have already applied to a position and would like to update your resume, please forward it to HR.RecruitmentCentre@blood.ca and reference the tracking code.