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Compensation Manager

Requisition ID:  170055 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Total Rewards 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario; Alberta; British Columbia; Nova Scotia; Québec  

City: Mississauga, Calgary, Stellarton, Montreal, Victoria

Location: Tahoe Office, Calgary Office, Bureau de Montréal-Nord, Foord St. Office, King St. Office, Victoria Office 

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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.



Here we grow again!
Sobeys has an immediate opening for a Compensation Manager. Reporting to the Director of Compensation, the Compensation Manager can work out of our offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Victoria or Stellarton to develop and evolve compensation programs, contribute to the development of our leaders' competencies in compensation and communicate our compensation strategies and offerings to internal stakeholders.  

More specifically, the candidate will:


•    Manage major projects, such as revamping our national compensation structure and communicating our compensation strategy, processes and offering to teammates.  
•    Develop executive presentations and present projects to HR senior leaders and business unit key stakeholders.  
•    Plan and manage projects including the development of communication and change management plans and fostering relationships with internal and external partners. 
•    Establish annual timelines regarding the update of Sobeys’ non-unionized wage scales across the country.

•    Assign responsibilities to the analysts and trainees, monitors project advancement and present recommendations to HR Directors and business executives. 
•    Lead the maintenance of our Ontario Pay Equity programs for offices, distribution centres and corporate stores.
•    Provide affiliated merchants with all the information, tools and support they need to implement and maintain their Pay Equity programs.
•    Lead the annual benchmarking analysis for stores and distribution centres’ positions, identifies and presents findings and recommendations to upper management and regional Vice Presidents.
•    Develop communication and training materials related to compensation and provide training to HR community and leaders.
•    Keep abreast of trends in base pay management and make recommendations to the Director of Compensation and the VP of Total Rewards on how to improve processes and programs. 
•    Advise HR Business Partners and Talent Acquisition Specialists on base pay administration and pay equity.

Job Requirements


•    A university degree in Industrial Relations, Administration or relevant degree with a focus on Human Resources.
•    At least 8 years of experience in a similar role, including experience in salary structure development, compensation communication, pay equity, job evaluation, benchmarking, and salary administration.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application. Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.


Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as: 

•    Growing organization 
•    Competitive salary 
•    Pension Plan 
•    Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees) 
•    Ongoing Training & Development 
•    Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers) 



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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