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HR Systems Operations Specialist

157732 Requisition ID:  157732 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Solutions and Innovation 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia; Alberta; Ontario  

City: Stellarton, Calgary, Toronto

Location: King St. Office, Calgary Office, Tahoe Office 

Postal Code:  


Our family of 127,000 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!  We currently have a full-time opportunity for a Specialist, Systems Operations to join our Human Resources team based out of our offices in Nova Scotia, Montreal, Toronto and Calgary.

Job Description


What you will do in this fast-paced role:


  • Primarily responsible for the configuration, testing and support of the SAP HR and SuccessFactors module
  • Subject matter expert in the area of payroll processes, programs, policies, and procedures to meet current and emerging payroll requirements
  • Analyze maintenance requests and spec out configuration requirements for system solutions
  • Act as a liaison between the business and IT
  • Create detailed specification for IT on requests requiring ABAP coding
  • Prepare transports for implementation to production using Sobeys change control processes
  • Develop communication and training material for system changes where necessary
  • Work as part of a team and actively contribute to areas of development with suggestions, solutions and innovative ways to achieve improvements in the use of tools and technology
  • Understands the integration and end-to-end business processes in order to problem solve payroll issues, integration points and dependencies with other systems
  • Maintain and support the SAP HR and SuccessFactors module by ensuring it provides for efficient and accurate processing and meets regulatory compliance requirements
  • Provide guidance and support to end users of SAP HR and SuccessFactors People Portal
  • Participates in/coordinates the implementation of new product releases (HRSP’s) for the SAP HR and SuccessFactors module
  • Perform Point-of-Contact duties such as monitoring payroll jobs, error resolution, and email inquiries.
  • Re-engineer and reduce administrative transactions and improve operational efficiency where possible

Job Requirements


What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:


  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in payroll 
  • CPA Certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of the SAP system; specifically Payroll
  • Knowledge of Canadian Payroll
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite with advanced knowledge of Excel

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. 

Benefits of Working at Sobeys

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.