I need to list someone as my immediate supervisor for a job application. Normally this wouldn't be an issue. However, the person who was responsible for supervising my branch is not technically a "supervisor." I could speculate as to why this is, but I don't feel it's relevant to the question.
Instead, my "immediate" supervisor was listed as the person who was in charge of my department across all branches, despite the fact that they were not directly responsible for day-to-day supervision of any one of those branches (e.g. staffing & work scheduling, verification of time sheets, enforcement of policies with customers and employees, etc.).
These duties were delegated to the person in charge of the department I worked in for a specific branch location, and each branch has one such delegate. However, as I stated earlier, that delegate is not employed as a supervisor, despite filling virtually every conceivable role of an immediate supervisor.
Additionally, my "immediate" supervisor (the one in charge of all branches) even stated that while they would have no issues with me listing them as my immediate supervisor that I really should list the delegate for my branch as my immediate supervisor, for the reasons I've stated above, and for the fact that any queries about my employment by a future employer would be redirected to said delegate, anyway.
As well, the delegate worked with me directly considerably more and has much better information about how I worked.
All things considered, I really don't know which one I should list as my immediate supervisor. I feel like both answers would be half true, at best.
While I realize any answers I get here will be more of guidelines than anything, I feel like I need more professional input before making a decision.