Job Details

Benefit Specialist

Location BRAMPTON , Ontario , Canada
Category Human Resources
Job Opened February 8th, 2019
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 190000ZJ
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who We Are:
HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.

Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.

We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment.

What This Position Is All About:

The Benefits Specialist is responsible for supporting the Benefits Manager with the delivery of a wide variety of employee benefits, policies, and programs, through coaching and supporting stakeholders, building both internal and external vendor relationships, and the administration of HBC Benefit and Associate Discount Programs.

The position will support and/or participate in the implementation of technology, plays a lead role in the research, analysis, and development of benefits policies and programs. Regular audits and quality improvement activities are an integral part of the responsibilities

Who You Are:
  • Bilingualism (French/English) a definite asset

  • Dynamic, creative, and a self-starter 

  • Customer service obsessed attitude 

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team 

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational, time management and communication skills

You Also Have:
  • Bachelor’s – 4 year degree (preferably in Business or Human Resources) or work equivalency
  • Three or more years of experience administering group benefit plans, including experience with STD/LTD case management and return to work programs
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience running queries, and creating pivot tables
  • Superior analytical, research, and problem solving skills

As The Benefit Specialist, You Will:

  • Responsible for research, analysis and resolving HBC Benefit and Associate Discount Programs issues while ensuring compliance with Federal and Provincial laws and regulations which impact the programs and policies
  • Provide ongoing support to HR teams in HBC Benefit and Associate Discount policies and procedures as well as develop, review and update Associate booklets, handouts, information sheets, FAQs and templates
  • Work with external vendors on an ongoing basis to discuss best practices, and service level reviews
  • Stay abreast of current trends and regulatory issues surrounding benefit plan design, administration, and compliance
  • Participate in process improvements and/or projects that will improve the overall business performance and mitigate risk, while driving efficiencies
  • Annual Benefits renewal, implementation and system testing support, as required

  • Actively participate in various other benefits projects

How Often You May Travel:

Your Life and Career at HBC:
  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance.
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount.

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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