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Senior Advisor Compensation

Requisition ID:  166655 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  RH rémunération et politiques 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Québec; Ontario  

City: Montréal-Nord

Location: Bureau de Montréal-Nord 

Postal Code: H1G 3J5 


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


Reporting to the Director Compensation, the senior advisor will work in Montreal or in Toronto to develop and evolve compensation programs and contribute to the development of our leaders' and HR partners’ competencies in this field and to the communication of our compensation strategies and offerings to our teammates.   


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. 
  • Develop and maintain a network of internal and external partners (Labor Relations, Communication, HR Systems, Payroll, Change Management, external providers, etc.).  
  • Advises HR Business Partners and Talent Acquisition Specialists on base pay administration and pay equity.
  • Participate in the coaching of compensation analysts and trainees.   


Job Requirements


To be successful in this role, you will need:


  • A university degree in industrial relations or administration 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.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and able to communicate complex concepts in an easily understood manner at all hierarchical levels of the organization.
  • Good communication skills in French are a definite asset.
  • Strong change management and project management skills.
  • Great business acumen and to demonstrate the ability to support and work in collaboration with partners in all levels and regions of the organization.  
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and experience using an HRIS, preferably SuccessFactors or SAP HR.
  • Experience in a retail environment, including affiliate stores, or in a consulting firm is a definite plus.  


Why work at Sobeys ?


  • Flexible working hours policy and telecommuting (2 days per week at the office);
  • Company with strong growth;
  • Welcoming and friendly environment;
  • Proximity with senior management and openness to new ideas;
  • Company involved in its community;
  • Inspiring cafeteria and on-site gym;
  • Power your electric vehicle at the office;
  • 10% discount at participating Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, IGA, Rachelle Béry and Marchés Tradition stores.






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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