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Manager Pension

Requisition ID:  174165 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Pensions 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

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, 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, Pension – Human Resources who will partner with human resources to provide effective leadership, customer service, and direction throughout the organization on pension and saving programs.

Job Description

What you’ll get to do in this fast-paced role

·       Partner with Human Resources to provide effective leadership, customer service, and direction throughout the organization on pension and savings programs

·       Lead and coach team of Retirement & Savings Program Specialists in the execution of their daily roles and the management of complex issues

·       Work with HR Systems and Payroll to ensure sustainability and proper governance of data and solutions

·       Work with Pension Committee, Pension Investment Committee and Finance & Treasury


Manage all company sponsored pension and savings plans

·       Monitor pension and savings program design and recommend changes that ensure the plan meets provincial and federal legislation and regulations.

·       Partners with stakeholders internally and externally (e.g., vendors) to design, implement and enhance plan provisions within Sobeys HR Information Systems and payroll systems including integrations with external vendor systems

·       Recommends program enhancements to management by studying industry trends and employee needs and their appropriateness for the Company.

·       Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

·       Supports management's decision making by analyzing pension expenditures and predicting future costs; leverages data resources to provide analyses.

·       Achieves financial objectives by preparing the pension budgets, analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

·       Work closely with pension consultants, vendors and external legal counsel to ensure program compliance.

·       Review any escalation of issues with third party administrator and review contract language to determine best course of action to resolve issue.

·       Develop communication material forteammates, HR teams and store administrators

·       Oversee the administration, funding and financial status of the legacy defined benefit plans, deferred profit sharing programs and other pension schemes / arrangements 

·       Work with external and internal resources to advance communication and access options for pension and savings programs.

·       Manage integration of pension of any new acquisitions to ensure smooth transition of employees from former to corporate/franchise group plans

Job Requirements

Undergraduate Degree and minimum 8 years of experience in large pension plans

·       Firm understanding of pension and savings legislation

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

·       CEBS or CHRP Designation is preferred

·       Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

·       Must possess strong math, financial, analytical, problem solving, and negotiating skills



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.