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Manager, Benefits

Requisition ID:  174164 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  RH - avantages sociaux et déménagement 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: MIssissauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

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.


We are looking for a Manager, Benefits.  Reporting to the Director of Benefits and Relocation, the Benefits Manager is responsible for managing the company's employee benefit programs, affiliate dealer program and systems and process integration activities.

Job Description

Utilize  benefits programs data and systems to understand employee needs and actions, in addition to market trends to make recommendations that drives market competitiveness and supports the overall management of the programs;

·       Ensure  the plans comply with legislation and is cost-effective for employees and the company;

·       Review contracts, work with the insurer on wording changes and validate future liability impacts;

·       Analyze any escalation of issues with the third-party administrator and/or insurer and review the wording of the contract to determine the best course of action to follow to resolve the issue;

·       Develop benefits communication materials for employees, human resources teams and store managers;

·       Oversee the administration, financing and financial situation of former group insurance plans;

·       Participate in the renewal of the annual benefits contract and the annual membership period;

·       Work with the Total Rewards, HRIS  and Payroll teams to design, develop and implement related benefits processes and workflows;

·       Manage the integration of benefits for any new systems integrations and acquisitions to ensure successful  transitions.

Job Requirements

You hold a bachelor's degree in administration, human resources, any other combination deemed equivalent will be considered 

·       You have at least eight (8) years of experience in the field of group benefits combined with three (3) years in a management and/or total rewards technology position;

·       You have an in-depth understanding of financial accounting as it relates to group benefits;

·       You have strong analytical, problem-solving and data management skills;

·       Experience with benefits vendors and systems, such as but not limited to, insurance providers, third party benefits administrators, SAP/Success Factors, Ceridian and Payroll systems

·       You exercise mobilizing leadership and are able to work in a dynamic environment;

·       You have initiative and autonomy; 

·       You have the ability to coordinate and prioritize several tasks simultaneously within tight deadlines;

·       You are known for your judgment and excel in interpersonal relationships; 

·       You are able to communicate well in French and English (oral and written);

·       Be available for frequent travel.



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.


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