Canadian Blood Services - Associate Director, Blood Operations Systems

November 19 2021
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Information Technology, ERP, Packaged Software, SaaS, Product development and Management
Ottawa, ON

Join Canada's Lifeline!

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is seeking an Associate Director, Blood Operations Systems to join their dynamic IT division.

CBS is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating at arm's length from government. Holding a unique place in the Canadian health care system, the primary mission of CBS is to manage the blood supply for Canadians. As a result of their highly innovative programs, CBS is internationally recognized and at the cutting edge of biotechnology and biopharmaceutical research. This is a strategic leadership opportunity within a collaborative, diverse and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians.

Canadian Blood Services is looking to become more responsive to fast-changing business requirements, and the adoption of modern software development approaches is a cornerstone of their IT strategy. Reporting to the Director, Internal Customer Experience, the Associate Director is responsible for the software applications directly impacting the safety and effectiveness of the blood products provided to Canadians. This is a dynamic, high-profile growth opportunity with unique visibility and accountability across all departments of the organization. The Associate Director will inspire and guide the software development team to use techniques such as design thinking, product management, agile development, minimum viable products, and prototyping to deliver high quality business outcomes.

The goal of the Blood Operations team is to be influential change agents and enablers of Canadian Blood Services' supply chain through the delivery of exceptional business solutions. CBS is looking for the Associate Director to be a change leader within the organization. This individual will forge strong relationships with other business leaders, employing a thoughtful and nuanced approach to ensure alignment towards desired business outcomes. The Associate Director is self-motivated and driven by pride in their work and an innate curiosity to challenge the boundaries of technology, process, and people. A high degree of business acumen and a relentless pursuit of product quality is required to ensure business and regulatory needs are exceeded in an anticipatory manner.

Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada's lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.

Canadian Blood Services values diversity, equity and inclusion. It aims to reflect the diversity of Canadians and exemplify a culture of inclusion where all employees have equitable opportunities to succeed and contribute.

To apply for this exciting leadership position, please visit: For more information, please contact Claire Leroux at *******@******.*** and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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