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Internal Communications Business Partner

Requisition ID:  162711 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Internal Communications 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time

 

Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario; Québec  

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code: L4W 0C7 

 

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

Reporting to the Manager, Internal Communications, you will plan and deliver communications strategies to advance Sobeys Inc. business priorities, promote its organizational culture, and foster teammate engagement. The internal communications business partner provides support to various stakeholders and business initiatives, establishes credibility in the delivery of services and builds solid working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans for large-scale initiatives, organizational changes, program launches, and events. Measure outcomes.
  • Advise senior leaders on strategic and change communications aimed at their internal audiences.
  • Participate, in collaboration with the Manager, Internal Communications and the Information Technology team, in efforts to modernize the company’s internal communication tools, both for connected employees and frontline workers.
  • Recommend and develop innovative communication approaches, optimize the use of existing internal communication channels in order to maximize audience reach and engagement.
  • Guide and coach leaders in their role as a communicators
  • Work closely with the External Communications team to increase visibility of external messaging among employees and maximize content reach.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels to align on communications strategy.  

Writing, editing, and production

  • Promote employee advocacy by designing approaches centered on content-rich participative storytelling (developing an editorial approach, suggesting, writing, adapting and editing content).
  • Draft, revise, produce, and distribute a variety of communications intended for various internal audiences, according to communications strategy.
  • Perform quality control of documents for the company’s internal communication channels for projects under its responsibility or for which the team is a key partner.
  • Work with vendors to execute communications plans: translation, graphic design, video production, communications agencies, etc.
  • Adapt and respond effectively to urgent changes in business needs.
  • Support the Manager, Internal Communications and the Director, Internal Communications with respect to event planning and coordination.

 

Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree in Journalism, Communications or Public Relations / equivalent job experience
  • Minimum 5 years of corporate communications experience in a large corporation.
  • Experience in retail a strong asset
  • Experience in developing and implementing successful internal communications strategies for large-scale initiatives.
  • Experience in developing creative communications assets across the full range of channels including: print, digital and face-to-face
  • Solid understanding of the online environment, social media tools and new technology with the ability to apply them to communications strategies
  • Exceptional writing and storytelling skills in English. French is a strong asset.
  • Event planning experience required

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.

 

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