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Administrator Payroll

Requisition ID:  172443 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Payroll Services West 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Part-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta  

City: Calgary

Location: Calgary Office 

Postal Code: T2E 7V8 


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.

Job Description


6 month contract 


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have an opportunity for Payroll Administrator based out of our office in Calgary, Alberta.


As Payroll Administrator, you will:

  • Perform employee master data processing while consistently meeting or exceeding established service level agreements (SLA)
  • Assist Stores and Retail Support Centers with troubleshooting and resolving issues related to Kronos, SAP HR, and Success Factors
  • Provide Payroll customer service to HR Business Partners, Franchise Operators, people leaders and employees 
  • Respond to Payroll emails and phone calls based on established SLA’s
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve payroll issues 
  • Provide answers/guidance for a broad spectrum of payroll-related questions
  • Provide information to HR Business Partners, Franchise Operators, people leaders and employees to enhance their understanding of payroll processes and tools
  • Communicate and coordinate with various internal and external stakeholders such as CRA, Service Canada, etc.
  • Execute various exception reports to identify payroll errors
  • Print and distribute pay statements and tax statements as required
  • Provide suggestions for continuous improvements to streamline processes and/or administration 
  • Assist with special projects/research
  • Ensure all payroll master data records are maintained in accordance with company policy and data governance 
  • Audit key payroll data elements to ensure data accuracy
  • Execute pay scale reclassification process
  • Actively participate in the continual improvement of our department by maintaining & updating documentation and training co-workers
  • Complete scanning of payroll documents as required
  • Partner with Human Resources and Operations to provide effective customer service on all payroll related transactions
  • Act as an ambassador for Payroll solutions within HR and the Organization

Job Requirements


  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong customer service orientation and work ethic
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to be discreet and sensitive to confidential information
  • Able to handle large volumes of work and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to meet customer service standards
  • Undergraduate Degree or a College Diploma with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Thorough knowledge of Canadian Payroll regulations
  • Experience with SAP HR System
  • CPA Designation preferred


Why work at Sobeys?


  • Flexible working hours policy; 
  • Friendly and welcoming environment; 
  • Teamwork; 
  • Proximity with senior management and openness to new ideas; 
  • Possibility of advancement; 
  • Company involved in its community; 
  • Fitness center available; 
  • Recharging stations for electric cars.





We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.