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Assistant Manager, Field Logistics


Kelowna, BC, CA, V1Y 9T1 Victoria, BC, CA, V8X 1W6

​Job category: Supervisory and management
Job posting ID: 3261


​Employment status: Regular full-time
Possible schedule/FTE: 1.0 


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Starting range: $63,600 to $75,000


Application deadline: Will be posted until filled 


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.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular Full-Time Assistant Manager to join our dynamic Field Logistics team in Victoria or Kelowna.  In this role you will be responsible for providing direction and leadership in the day to day delivery of field logistics support in the areas of transportation, fleet management, dispatcher over-sight, distribution of products to hospitals, shipping / receiving, warehousing and inventory management, local requisitioning and procurement, storage / removal and disposal of biomedical waste, management of all transportation supplies and preparation of clinic kits for donor clinics including donor refreshments.


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Participates as a member of the Regional and Site Management Team and is responsible for building relationships of cooperation, trust and respect with internal and external customers and reports
  • Complies with Collective Agreements, Non-Unionized Terms and Conditions of Employment and Corporate Policies and Procedures
  • Manages, hires, and evaluates all staff
  • Develops, implements, and monitors local processes that are necessary to meet transportation and supply services requirements.  Compliant with SOP’s, WI’s, Health Canada and Transport Canada Regulations. 
  • Actively participates in the planning and scheduling of operations
  • Is responsible for the budgeting and master schedule development in consultation with stakeholders
  • Must be willing to travel

Required Skills:

  • Post-secondary level education is an asset
  • Related experience in field logistics areas of fleet management, dispatch, distribution, warehouse or supply chain
  • Supervisory experience in a unionized environment is an asset
  • Understanding and experience within regulated environments
  • Strong analytical abilities with effective problem solving and decision-making skills
  • A strong commitment to collaboration and operating within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and a good working knowledge of SAP or other ERP financial, purchasing and warehouse management modules is preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Effective leadership abilities; responsive, supportive, genuine, compassionate. 
  • Knowledge of applicable legislations, including Provincial Highway Traffic Acts, Motor Vehicle Acts, Dangerous Goods Act and Provincial Environment Acts
  • Continuous improvement mentality


  • 4 weeks of paid vacation 
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits 
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefit pension plan  
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more

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.


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.