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Specialist Store Communications

Requisition ID:  163686 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Retail Optimization & Implementation 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Dartmouth

Location: Dartmouth Office 

Postal Code: B2Y 4B1 


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.



The Communications Specialist role actively participates in the planning, development and execution of communication for our retail sites for customer experience programs, merchandising programs, corporate and business unit initiatives, project-related activities and pandemic response protocols. Their role is to ensure that the communication direction to stores is in-sync with confirmed operational priorities, following operations communications best practices. This is an 18 month term position.

Job Description

Develop consistent, actionable, store-ready communications for English Canada stores.
•    Write, produce and distribute Weekly communications (e.g. COVID updates, Cross-functional/Committee updates, Strategic milestone communications)
•    Participate in the creation of collaborative tools for communication between Retail and Office/Backstage – including establishing and maintaining Sharepoint site(s), developing processes/procedures for consolidating communication from various channels
Partner with key stakeholders to develop and execute communication strategies for committee initiatives, projects and programs
•    Support the development project-related communication plans and vehicles through participation on project team working committees, providing guidance on Store Communication best practices and development of Store Communication plans to ensure stores under “the why” and “the how” to successfully execute the initiative at store level.
Support on-going optimization of Store Communications tools, processes and channels
•    Recommend, develop plans and execute improvement opportunities for communication tools and vehicles.

Job Requirements

•    Experience in Retail Operations is an asset
•    You have experience in developing and implementing successful communication plans
•    You have strong planning skills and the ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands to meet deadlines
•    You believe relationships are important and work to build strong, collaborative partnerships with your team members and other colleagues
•    You are able to navigate successfully and positively in a fast-paced, high growth environment where change occurs rapidly
•    You have a sense of urgency
•    You have an undergraduate degree or higher


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  We are only accepting online applications and welcome applications from all qualified people interested in this challenge.


Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:

  • Growing organization
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees)
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)


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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.



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