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Manager Teammate Recognition

Requisition ID:  163098 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Communications and Corporate Affairs 

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.


Job Description

  • As a strategic partner to our operations, supply chain and HR teams, the Manager Teammate Recognition will lead a reset of our enterprise Teammate Recognition Programming to connect recognition with our culture and business goals and objectives.
  • The manager will be responsible for maintaining existing teammate recognition programs, while managing the strategic reset process.
  • The manager will be responsible for designing, implementing and continuously improving current programming.
  • Responsible to work cross-functionally to integrate recognition capabilities into daily processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for market research related to new and emerging teammate recognition programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring our diversity, equity and inclusion goals and actions are reflected in the design of our teammate recognition programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring teammate recognition programs are accessible and relevant to all audiences and relevant languages. 
  • Make recommendations on unique issues not covered by current programs or policies to ensure teammates are recognized for living our values and achieving strong business results.
  • Manage vendor service level agreements and contracts for recognition-related initiatives
  • Manage employee recognition budgets and incremental project-related deliverables 
  • Manage teammate recognition events with internal teammates and third-party partners that support programming as needed.
  • Manage external service providers and systems that manage our teammate recognition programs
  • Manage employee recognition budgets and incremental project-related deliverables

Job Requirements

•    An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience 
•    Corporate experience in social media development
•    Experience influencing and building effective working relationships with leadership, peers and external vendors
•    Bilingualism in French is a strong asset
•    Ability to negotiate and partner effectively with key stakeholders at all levels
•    Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
•    Ability to effectively create and manage project plans

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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