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Senior Advisor Compensation



Mississauga, ON, Canada · Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Requisition ID:  179649 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  HR Comp Backstage Merit & Incentives 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario; Alberta; Nova Scotia  

City: Mississauga, Calgary, Stellarton

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

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, Lawtons 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.

Ready to Make an impact?


Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team!

Reporting to the Director Compensation, the Senior Advisor Compensation 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.   

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:


•    Manage major projects, such as implementing PayFactors and Pay Transparency, 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. 
•    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 (Labour 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.   


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 and Business Partnership
•    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 Ceridian DayForce and Payfactors


The candidate will be expected to work with peers in other provinces in the development and implementation of tools and processes across Canada, as well as provide support to Sobeys employees across Canada

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  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.
Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as: 

•     Growing organization 
•     Competitive salary 
•     Pension Plan 
•     Flexible health and dental benefits plan (eligible employees) 
•     Ongoing Training & Development 
•     Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers) 


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We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

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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