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Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager - Bilingual

Requisition ID:  166612 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Diversity and Inclusion 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Québec; Alberta; Ontario; Saskatchewan  

City: Montreal

Location: Bureau de Montréal-Nord 

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, 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


Planning and executing DE&I initiatives/ strategy :


  • Responsible for planning and execution of initiatives that contribute to achieving the organizational-wide DE&I strategy (…resulting in purposeful impacts 1, 2, 3)
  • Supports the development and implementation of inclusive practices and behaviors system-wide


Partnering/ Networking to achieve actions :


  • Partner with Director and relevant stakeholders to build and provide input on DE&I strategy. 
  • Propose ideas for tactical initiatives and ways to measure their impacts in collaboration with DE&I team to expand initiatives to drive the DE&I agenda
  • Partner with functional leadership teams to build capability and embed DE&I in everything we do    
  • Partner with HR team (Offices, Retail and RSC) to ensure teams are aligned on priorities and supported 
  • Network internally and externally at events related to diversity and inclusion      
  • Represent the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and goals with internal and external stakeholders.


Coaching/ advising :


  • Coach, advise and support the business on DE&I topics, challenges and opportunities to ensure inclusive practices  
  • Provides guidance and coaching to create proactive solutions and drive success in achieving DE&I objectives.


Supporting Learning and Development :


  • Strengthen leadership capability around diversity and inclusion via multiple interventions including but not limited to workshops and training. Facilitate training and deliver presentations related to diversity and inclusion initiatives.


DE&I expertise :


  • Keep current on diversity programs and developments by maintaining contacts in field (e.g. professional associations, partners)
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion along with change management.
  • Work with HR teams to develop awareness of diversity and inclusion priorities and awareness of unconscious bias
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to gain input and engagement related to diversity and inclusion initiatives      


Job Requirements


  • An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience  
  • Experience in the development and delivery of processes, tools and programs
  • Experience in facilitation and delivering presentations 
  • Experience in retail an asset
  • Excellent communication skills including presenting and facilitating
  • Highly motivated to promote and champion diversity and inclusion
  • Self-motivated and outside of the box thinking
  • Ability to take ownership of projects 
  • Ability to create and manage relationships, both internal and external
  • Ability to communicate, influence and work in a collaborative manner


Why work at Sobeys?


  • Flexible working hours policy; 
  • Friendly and welcoming environment; 
  • Teamwork; 
  • Proximity with senior management and openness to new ideas; 
  • Possibility of advancement; 
  • Company involved in its community; 
  • Fitness center available; 
  • Recharging stations for electric cars.




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.