Project Manager – System Development

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.

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About the role

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Full-Time Project Manager – System Development to join our dynamic Medical Affairs and Innovation team. The work of a Project Manager – System Development is integral to Canadian Blood Services’ role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role, you will be working on planning, managing, developing, implementing and evaluating projects or components of complex projects that advance the performance of the organ and tissue donation and transplantation (OTDT) system in Canada. 

These complex multi-year projects include the creation, implementation and evaluation of large initiatives, including clinical practice guidelines, policy frameworks, and evidence based leading practices, as well as supporting translation of this knowledge to the bedside through public and professional education and training, development and maintenance of communities of practice, monitoring system performance with benchmarks and metrics, and identifying opportunities for further OTDT innovation and research. 

The Project Manager is a member of the System Development Team, as well as the broader OTDT team, and reports to the Senior Advisor & Lead, System Development. The Project Manager will work in collaboration with the OTDT team, its medical advisors, the regional organ donation organizations and transplant programs, professional societies, health care professionals, the eye and tissue banks, HLA laboratories, CBS advisory committees, Health Canada and the Organ Donation and Transplantation Collaborative, national and international research experts, as well as patient and public partners, including donors and their families, to advance and improve the performance and quality of the OTDT system in Canada. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develops or participates in the development of the Project Business Case for complex, multi-year projects, as needed. Projects may be breaking new ground in terms of incorporating creative new initiatives or approaches
  • Develops the Project Plan for the project or component assigned, including defined deliverables, roles and responsibilities, timelines, risk mitigation, and budget. As well as communication, implementation, and evaluation strategies.   
  • Manages the project or component assigned to ensure the project progresses as planned, on schedule and on budget. Identify risks and mitigation strategies, as necessary.
  • Monitors and reports Project Status to Funders, Sponsors, Steering Committee and/or other parties as required, on behalf of the Project Team
  • Oversees, supports, and guides project team members, collaborative partners, and external stakeholders, including physicians, to effectively accomplish the goals and objectives of the project.
  • Develops and delivers knowledge translation and implementation plans to advance policy and clinical practice.
Required skills:
  • University degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution
  • Master’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience, in the fields of organ and or tissue donation, transplantation or critical care, as well as progressive project management experience and/or training is preferred
  • General leadership experience


Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the continuum of care in donation and transplantation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with a large and diverse group of external clinical and administrative stakeholders.
  • Self-directed, demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to manage a number of cross functional projects at a time
  • Advanced verbal and written communications skills in English. French is an asset.
  • Ability to analyze business needs and develop integrated, innovative solutions.



  • Competitive base salary range of $84,000 - $99,000
  • 4 weeks of paid vacation
  • Annual Performance Award up to 8%
  • Comprehensive group health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan

Please provide your cover letter and resume as one (1) word document. 

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.


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.

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