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Administrator Payroll

Requisition ID:  162642 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Payroll Services East 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Part-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Stellarton

Location: King St. Office 

Postal Code: B0K 1S0 


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.




Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team!  We currently have a 6-month term opportunity for a Payroll Administrator on our National Payroll team based out of our office located in Stellarton, Nova Scotia

Job Description


What you'll get to do in this fast-paced role:

•    Perform employee master data processing while consistently meeting or exceeding established service level agreements for S1 and S2 pay frequencies
•    Assist stores and RSC’s with troubleshooting and resolving issues related to Kronos and SAP
•    Provide Payroll customer service to HR managers, franchisees, people leaders and employees 
•    Respond to Payroll emails and phone calls based on established SLA’s
•    Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve payroll issues 
•    Provide answers/guidance for a broad spectrum of payroll-related questions
•    Provide information to HR managers, franchisees, people leaders and employees to enhance their understanding of payroll processes and tools
•    Communicate and coordinate with various internal and external stakeholders such as CRA, Family Maintenance, etc.
•    Execute various exception reports to identify payroll errors
•    Print and distribute pay statements and tax statements as required
•    Provide suggestions for continuous improvements for streamline processes and/or administration 
•    Assist with special projects/research
•    Ensure all payroll master data records are maintained in accordance with company policy and data governance 
•    Audit key payroll data elements to ensure data accuracy
•    Execute pay scale re-class process
•    Actively participate in the continual improvement of our department by maintaining & updating documentation and training co-workers
•    Partner with Human Resources and Operations to provide effective customer service on all payroll related transactions
•    Act as an ambassador for Payroll solutions within HR and the Organization 

Job Requirements


What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:

•    Relevant Undergraduate Degree; or a College Diploma with 1-2 years relevant experience; or a combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered
•    Experience with SAP HR System preferred
•    Knowledge of Canadian Payroll and payroll regulations is preferred
•    CPA Designation would be a strong asset
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Possess strong communication skills (both oral and written)
•    Strong customer service orientation and work ethic
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office 
•    Able to be discreet and sensitive to confidential information
•    Able to handle large volumes of work and meet tight deadlines
•    Able to meet customer service standards

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.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  We are only accepting online applications and welcome applications from all qualified people interested in this challenge.


Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:

•    Growing organization
•    Competitive salary
•    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.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.