Director Pensions

Requisition ID:  180026 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Pensions 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Québec; Ontario  

City: Montréal- Nord, Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office, Bureau de Montréal-Nord 

Postal Code:  


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, Lawtons 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.

Ready to Make an impact?

As the Director, Pensions, you will be responsible for managing a multi-billion-dollar pension portfolio including: optimizing plan administration, leveraging vendor partnerships, increasing member understanding and engagement, and oversight of pension management best practices and good governance. 

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  • Managing all aspects of the pension administration, across all of Sobeys’s regions nationally including actively seeking areas for improvement and modernization of pension management;
  • Collaborating effectively with pension partners and vendors to provide well researched recommendations to optimize performance;
  • Possessing a deep understanding of the pension landscape and stakeholders, with proven experience working with key vendors;
  • Being well versed in governance and grounded in legal and tax implications of pensions and planning across various provincial legislature;
  • Consistently researching and assessing areas for growth across the portfolio and actively advocating for program enhancement;
  • Contributing to the development of new tools and methodologies to assess pension performance and experience in transforming legacy plans to more modern, evolved ones;
  • Acting as the Subject Matter Expert providing strategic recommendations and governance over this complex enterprise portfolio;
  • Embodying the Sobeys entrepreneurial mindset, commercially focused, with the tenacity to ensure recommendations are effectively implemented;
  •  Managing a team, supporting, coaching, and developing talent.

What you have to offer:

  • You have 10-15 years of relevant pension experience implementing and managing enterprise plans across large-scale organizations;
  • You actively sit on large-scale pension boards;
  • You have proven experience managing a team of direct reports;
  • University degree in Actuarial Science and/or Pension Plan Administration Certificate, preferred;
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset.

Why work at Sobeys?

•    Flexible working hours policy and telecommuting;
•    Company in strong growth;
•    Welcoming and friendly environment;
•    Proximity with senior management and openness to new ideas;
•    Company involved in its community;
•    10% discount at participating IGA, Rachelle Béry and Marchés Tradition stores.

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.