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Project Lead, Stem Cells - Remote


Calgary, AB, CA, T2P 4R3 Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 2M1 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H 2X1 Mississauga, ON, CA, L5V 2Y1 St. John's, NL, CA, A1B 3Z9 Nanaimo, BC, CA, V9S 1H1 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 4J5 Burlington, ON, CA, L7P 1X8 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6G 2R8 London, ON, CA, N6J 2N4 Surrey, BC, CA, V3R 9V8 Lethbridge, AB, CA, T1K 8A8 Regina, SK, CA, S4P 4H6 Halifax, NS, CA, B3L 2C2 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6H 2N9 Saint John, NB, CA, E2K 0H6 Peterborough, ON, CA, K9J 3G2 Moncton, NB, CA, E1G 0N3 Windsor, ON, CA, N8W 1W9 Ottawa, ON, CA, K2E 8A6 Kingston, ON, CA, K7M 3X9 Victoria, BC, CA, V8X 1W6 Red Deer, AB, CA, T4N 7B4 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1B 4S5 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6T 1V6 Abbotsford, BC, CA, V2T 4M5 Kelowna, BC, CA, V1Y 6H2 Sudbury, ON, CA, P3C 1V4 Guelph, ON, CA, N1H 7Y5 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6C 3K4 Regina, SK, CA, S4S 3R8 Oshawa, ON, CA, L1K 0Z7 VAUGHAN, ON, CA, L4L 9K8 Hamilton, ON, CA, L8S 4S4 Barrie, ON, CA, L4N 4Y5 Sudbury, ON, CA, P3A 5W8 Calgary, AB, CA, T3N 1S5 Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 1W8 Kelowna, BC, CA, V1Y 9T1 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 3Y6 Scarborough, ON, CA, M1L 4W6 Brampton, ON, CA, L6Y 1M1 Charlottetown, PE, CA, C1A 1R6 Richmond Hill, ON, CA, L4C 5G7 St. Catharines, ON, CA, L2S 0C7 Oshawa, ON, CA, L1K 2B1 St. Catharines, ON, CA, L2N 7N6 Waterloo, ON, CA, N2J 2J9 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1Z 7M3 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3R4 Orleans, ON, CA, K1C 2L9 Dartmouth, NS, CA, B3B 0H7 Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 5M1 Vancouver, BC, CA, V6T 1Z3 Ancaster, ON, CA, L9K 1S4

Please note: This position is primarily remote, the successful incumbent must be located in Canada and be able to access one of our locations. You will be required to come on-site for meetings or phone/computer maintenance. 


​Job category: Continuous improvement and project management
Job posting ID: 3879


​Employment status: Regular full-time


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $72,000 to $86,450


Application deadline: 2022-11-28 


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 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 Regular Full-time Project Lead to join our dynamic Stem Cells team. The work of a Project Lead is integral to Canadian Blood Services role as Canada’s Lifeline. 


In this role, you will be responsible for planning, managing and implementing specific Canadian Blood Services projects/initiatives and/or components of major, complex projects.  You will develop business cases, coordinate project activities, monitor progress, analyze and report on related issues and risks, and provide guidance and advice to project team members.  You will work closely with functional business groups and project managers to achieve project objectives in accordance with established cost and time parameters.


Responsibilities include:

  • Leads project teams and manages activities within defined projects and/or specific work streams within major, complex projects as assigned by senior management.
  • Manages project team members and promotes effective relationships to ensure the success of projects.
  • Develops the project business case for small projects or participates in the development of business cases for larger scale projects.
  • Monitors and reports on project status.
  • Develops communications strategies, plans, materials and tools to keep project team, business owners and stakeholders informed of project objectives, plans, development and implementation schedules, etc.
  • Plans for the preparation and execution of certification/accreditation processes stemming from applicable regulations and standards, including Health Canada Cells Tissues and Organs (CTO), Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) and World Marrow Donor Associate (WMDA).
  • Participates in internal and external accreditation and regulatory audits and assists in responding to audit observations.


Education, Training and Experience:

  • Post-secondary level education, preferably a university degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of four years related experience in various project management roles.
  • Certification in Project Management, such as PMP designation preferred.
  • Previous knowledge or experience with regulations and standards, including Health Canada Cells, Tissues and Organs (CTO), Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) and World Marrow Donor Associate (WMDA) would be considered an asset.
  • Proven experience successfully interacting and building credibility with senior managers and stakeholders.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Canadian Blood Services business processes, regulatory environment, and project management principles and practices.
  • Ability to work independently with sound judgement and understanding of when to seek direction.
  • Ability to analyse complex problems, interpret business needs and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  • Ability to develop accurate and detailed reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to contribute effectively in a team environment.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in computer software including Excel and PowerPoint.

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.  


To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds. 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.