Specialist Store Communications (2 Year Contract)

Job Description

Specialist Store Communications (2 Year Contract)

Requisition ID:  181090

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Retail Optimization & Implementation 

Travel Requirements:  0 – 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia; Alberta; Ontario  

City: Stellarton, Mississauga, Toronto, Calgary

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

Postal Code:  


Our family of 131,000 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 1,600 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.





Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities, and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! Sobeys has an exciting opportunity available as a Specialist, Store Communications within our Retail Enablement team, reporting to the Manager, Store Communications. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing strategic processes and communications to support our stores.

The Specialist, Store Communications role actively participates in the planning, development, and execution of communication for operations, Project Communications and business led initiatives. The Specialist role ensures the communication direction to stores is in-sync with operational and business best practices.

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop consistent, actionable, store-ready communications for English Canada stores.
  • Write and execute on business unit yearly communications plans. Produce and distribute communications for operations, and project communications.
  • Participate in the creation of collaborative tools for communication between Retail and Office/Backstage – including establishing and maintaining SharePoint site(s), developing processes/procedures for consolidating communication from various channels.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop and execute communication strategies for committee initiatives, projects, and programs.
  • Support the development project-related communication plans through participation on project team working committees, providing guidance on Store Communication best practices and development of Store Communication plans to ensure stores understand “the why” and “the how” to successfully execute the initiative at store level.
  • Support on-going optimization of Store Communications tools, processes, and channels.
  • Recommend, develop plans, and execute improvement opportunities for communication.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams and key stakeholders to develop communications for corporate and business-led initiatives.
  • Partner with project teams and business leads to develop and execute project-specific tactical communication plans to ensure successful adoption of initiatives leveraging store communications best practices.
  • Partner with Operations on on-going optimization efforts.

Skills and Experience Requirements


  • You have 5+ years communication experience. (Experience in retail operations, merchandising or working knowledge of the retail industry is an asset).
  • You have experience in developing and implementing successful communication plans.
  • You have strong planning skills and the ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands to meet deadlines.
  • You believe relationships are important and work to build strong, collaborative partnerships with your team members and other colleagues.
  • You are able to navigate successfully and positively in a fast-paced, high growth environment where change occurs rapidly.
  • You have a sense of urgency.
  • Bilingual preferred.

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.


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.