Analyst Systems Operations - 18-Month Contract

Sobeys - Stellarton, NS (13 months ago)

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Requisition ID: 59802

Career Group: Corporate Office Careers

Job Category: HR Shared Services & Payroll

Travel Requirements: 0 - 10%

Country: Canada (CA)

Province: Nova Scotia (CA-NS)

City: Stellarton

Location: King St. Office

Postal Code:
A proudly Canadian retail company, Sobeys began in 1907 as a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Today, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as in-store pharmacies, liquor and more than 350 retail fuel locations.

Together with our 123,000 employees and franchise affiliates and a collective passion for delivering exceptional food and shopping experiences, Sobeys’ purpose is to improve the lives of Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.

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 contract opportunity for an Analyst, HR Systems Operations to join our HR Solutions and Innovation team based out of our office in Stellarton, NS for 18 months.

Job Description

What you'll get to do in this fast paced role:
Primarily responsible for the configuration, testing and support of the SAP HR 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
Perform configuration steps and execute unit tests for accuracy
Document configuration details using established configuration templates
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 module by ensuring it provides for efficient and accurate processing and meets regulatory compliance requirements
Participates in/coordinates the testing of updates and new product releases (HRSP’s) for the SAP HR module
Perform Point-of-Contact duties such as monitoring payroll jobs, error resolution, and email inquiries.
Maintain the Maintenance Request used for tracking and reporting on maintenance items
Coordinate transports amongst team members
Re-engineer and reduce administrative transactions and improve operational efficiency where possible
Job Requirements

What your resume will include and demonstrate to us:
Post secondary education in Computer Science or Business or relevant work experience
2-3 years of payroll experience preferred
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
Strong problem solving and analytical skills and experience working with big data and query tools
Ability to re-engineer and reduce administrative transactions and improve operational efficiency where possible
Knowledge of business analysis and/ or project management processes
Strong communication skills (both oral and written)
Flexible and adaptable in learning and understanding new technologies
Strong organizational skills
Ability to make decisions and resolve problems with minimal supervision
Ability to handle large volumes of work and meet tight deadlines

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
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.