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Manager Pension

Requisition ID:  167427 

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, 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.


Lead team of Specialists Retirement Programs, drive team’s employee engagement and oversee client relationships

  •  Coach, develop and empower team members in an effective and timely execution of their daily roles and responsibilities
  • Manage direct reports including selection, orientation, training and development, performance management, succession planning and compensation
  • Create opportunities for skill development and career progression to develop talent
  • Advise and support HR on all matters related to pension

Job Description

Manage all company sponsored pension and savings plans

  • Monitor pension program design and recommend changes that ensure the plan meets provincial and federal regulations.
  • Recommends program enhancements to management by studying industry trends and employee needs.
  • Supports management's decision making by analyzing pension expenditures and predicting future costs.
  • Achieves financial objectives by preparing the pension budgets, analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Work closely with pension consultants, auditors, regulators, 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.
  • Meet regularly with the consultants, third party administrators and plan actuaries.
  • Develop communication material for employees, HR teams and store administrators
  • Oversee the administration, funding and financial status of the legacy defined benefit plans.
  • Work with HR and payroll staff to create and implement improvements to automated systems and procedures.
  • 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 systems and pension legislation
  • CEBS or CHRP Designation is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must possess strong math, financial, analytical, problem solving, and negotiating skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

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.