Human Resources Business Partner

Requisition ID: 63326
Career Group: Corporate Office Careers
Job Category: Human Resources
Travel Requirements: 20 - 30%
Country: Canada (CA)
Province: Newfoundland and Labrador (CA-NL)
City: St John's
Location: 0024 St. John's RSC
Postal Code:
Safeway grocery stores provide an exceptional food shopping experience to consumers from Vancouver, British Columbia to Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are the newest member of Sobeys Inc.'s retail food offering which serves the needs of Canadians with more than 1,500 stores in over 800 communities from coast-to-coast. Whether it's your first job or you're ready for a new challenge, we have a career to fit your life. Our commitment to delivering top quality products and superior service to our customers, and for giving back to the communities we serve has earned us a reputation as an employer of choice for those looking for an exciting career in food retail.
Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have a full-time opportunity for a Human Resources Business Partner to join Human Resources team based out of our Retail Support Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Job Description
 What you'll get to do in this fast paced role:
  • Provide coaching, advice and guidance to leaders on employee relations and engagement issues, including; policy violations, investigations, discipline and terminations
  • Lead investigations on employee relations and legal employment issues
  • Accountable to execute Employee Programs developed by the HR Centre of Excellence
  • Manage the organizational change processes and approvals
  • Respond to and make decisions surrounding compensation issues
  • Responsible to ensure Total Rewards (salary, benefits, pension, incentive) are administered in support of policies and guidelines
  • Manage and support leaders through the annual performance review process
  • Facilitate the performance calibration and succession planning processes
  • Support leaders through the annual salary review process and incentive program
  • Develop and refine position descriptions and assist in job evaluation as required
  • Provide guidance to leaders in areas such as salary recommendations for new hires, transfers, relocations, and promotions

Job Requirements
What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:
  • Undergraduate Degree with a minimum of five years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience in all components of the generalist Human Resources function
  • Sound knowledge/understanding of provincial employment legislation
  • Demonstrated understanding of human behavior, as well as business management, operations and strategy
  • Ability to influence, coach, and advise business partners effectively
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to conduct investigations and present findings and appropriate resolution
  • Excellent technical HR skills and understanding of employment, Human Rights and Labour laws
  • Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to multi-task and work with changing/conflicting priorities
  • Ability to deal with difficult people and handle sensitive issues
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a large number of business partners in a matrix environment (preferred)

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
  • Profit Sharing Plan (based on company performance)
  • Pension plan
  • Flexible health and dental benefits plan
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)

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.
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