Distribution Supervisor

  • Location
    Vancouver, Alberta
  • Job type
  • Category
    Warehousing - Warehouse Supervisor / Management

TERM POSITION which could go permanent. Client is looking to hire ASAP!

$72,000 per year.

Our client’s Distribution Department is responsible for the distribution of the blood collected in the BC & Yukon region. Reporting to the Manager, Production, 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. Our client is 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operational experience in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Quality Assurance environment is a definite asset.
  • Experience with and knowledge of lean principles is an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
  • Proven leadership ability is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Team building skills including constructive conflict resolution.
  • Passion for achieving results and satisfying the customer.
  • Excellent English communication skills are required.
  • Computer literacy is required.
  • Excel spreadsheet development is an asset.
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team member in a multi-disciplinary and rapidly changing environment.
  • 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 presentation skills.
  • Strong understanding of continuous improvement methodologies is an asset.
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