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Internal Communications Specialist - 12-Month Contract

Requisition ID:  69362 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Communications and Corporate Affairs 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code:  


A proudly Canadian retail company, Sobeys began in 1907 as a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Today, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as in-store pharmacies, liquor and more than 350 retail fuel locations.


Together with our 123,000 employees and franchise affiliates and a collective passion for delivering exceptional food and shopping experiences, Sobeys’ purpose is to improve the lives of Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.



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



The Specialist, Communications, will provide critical communications support to build and advance Sobeys’ strategic priorities with the corporate office and retail banner network through the development, execution and measurement of effective communications tools and processes. This individual will support the communication of various business initiatives, establish credibility in the delivery of services and build solid working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. The Specialist will be mainly focused on internal communications but will also contribute and support external communications activities.

Job Description
  • Support the business in telling the Sobey’s story internally and externally;
    • Contribute to planning and leading the execution of employee communications;
    • Support issues management and crisis communications.
  • Develop and execute strategic integrated communication plans, often in collaboration with key internal stakeholders, members of the communications team and external expertise;
  • Write, edit and develop a variety of communications materials to support leader communication and build awareness and engagement among internal audiences including intranet stories, digital signage, memos, key messages, Q&As;
  • Lead event planning, logistics, promotion and on-site execution of face-to-face internal communications forums (e.g. Town Halls and special employee communications initiatives);
  • Contribute to the management of the Sobeys’ internal communications platforms (e.g. intranet, digital signage, etc.) including maintaining an editorial calendar, reviewing content (including proofreading certain key documents) and requests, posting timely announcements and updates and ensuring information is accurate and up-to-date;
  • Develop tools and processes to improve communication and evaluate insights to measure communication effectiveness;
  • Actively contribute to a positive and productive working environment while helping drive innovation within the communication department.
Job Requirements
  • Post-secondary degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism / equivalent job experience
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of corporate communications and/or public relations (or agency) experience
  • Solid team player with expertise in developing and implementing proactive communication plans and communications across the full range of channels including: print, digital and face-to-face
  • Superior research, writing and editing skills
  • Strong public speaking, presentation, interpersonal skills and an ability to work across all levels in an organization
  • Detail-oriented and data-driven with an ability to manage and prioritize competing assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent computer and web publishing skills including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Solid understanding of the digital environment, social media tools and new technology with the ability to apply them to communications strategies
  • Event planning experience
  • Language: English, French is an asset
  • Travel may be required occasionally



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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