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People and Culture Specialist - Bilingual

Requisition ID:  164796 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Talent Culture 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

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

City: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Stellarton, Halifax,

Location: Tahoe Office, 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.



We are looking for a Talent Development professional to join our Culture and Talent team.  In this role, you will be a champion of our organizational Purpose and Culture, helping to bring our Values to life through leadership behaviours and targeted initiatives.   You will bring your expertise in the areas of driving Culture and Engagement strategies to this team.   

Our Talent, Inclusion & Solutions team supports our Corporate Offices, Retail Stores and Distribution Network, nationally. You will help promote an inclusive culture that supports leadership and career development as well as talent development within a collaborative environment.

This is an opportunity to make an immediate impact and strengthen our Values - the foundation of who we are: Always Place the Customer First, Our People Make The Difference, Get it Done with Passion and Integrity and Proudly Serving our Communities. And, our Purpose – We are a family nurturing families – our collective passion and mission to nurture the things that make life better, including great experiences, families, communities and the lives of our employees.


Job Description


What you will get to do in this role:


  • Responsible for Purpose and Culture specific program management including project planning, project execution, deployment, communication, change management, monitoring and reporting.    Also accountable for continuous improvement and project recap.
  • Responsible for development of new program design or updates, with assistance.   
  • Ensure HR Talent and business programs are aligned with the desired culture, leadership model, and reflect a culture of inclusion. 
  • Collaborate with HR and the business to develop and execute strategies that will meet the needs of the business while reinforcing our Purpose and Culture.   
  • Lead the communications change management of new and changing culture solutions to ensure buy-in and adoption
  • Support implementation, and ensure buy-in, readiness and enablement across all stakeholder groups.  
  • Partner and proactively address integration points between HR/CoE HR programs and business initiatives to ensure an integrated approach to Culture. 
  • Own contracts with supplier partners and manage budget. 
  • Ensure projects are executed on time and on budget.
  • Ensure ongoing measurement and evaluation of program within area of responsibility to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Build meaningful relationships with all key stakeholders and partners.
  • Model a culture of Sobeys Purpose and Values.   


Job Requirements


What you bring to the table:


  • Superior communication skills, verbal and written, strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Highly motivated and proven ability to promote and take ownership of projects pertaining to culture and change
  • Solid sense of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to be self-motivated and think outside the box
  • Ability to create and manage relationships, both internal and external
  • Ability to communicate, influence and work in a collaborative manner
  • MBA or Undergraduate degree and/or college diploma or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in Human Resources, including a minimum of 3 years experience in Employee Engagement strategies or Talent Program management
  • Experience in the development and delivery of processes, tools and programs
  • Experience running projects and virtual project teams.  
  • Experience maintaining documentation, processes, tools and programs
  • Experience in retail an asset

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