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Compensation & Benefits Consultant

Agricorp is looking for a Compensation & Benefits Consultant to join the Human Resources & Organizational Development division.

The Role

As a Compensation & Benefits Consultant, you will provide subject matter expertise and operational support to ensure that compensation and benefits programs are administered accurately and on time for all Agricorp employees. Reporting to the Manager, Total Compensation & HR Information Management Services, you will assist in the design, procurement, and delivery of total compensation solutions for Agricorp and provide consultative support to employees on benefit programs and services. In this role, you will:

  • Provide compensation and benefits analysis support, including monitoring the effectiveness of current programs and policies and tracking relevant metrics
  • Work with the manager to administer the annual compensation review process for the organization
  • Work with the manager in policy development and to make recommendations for best practices in total compensation strategies
  • Provide job summary validation and recommendations for direct manager approval to ensure integrity and reliability of Agricorp's job documentation process
  • Manage group insurance benefits and pension plan administration, including managing relationships with service providers
  • Provide specialized expertise and support to Senior HR&OD Consultants in supporting employees and leaders through leaves of absence, accommodations and return to work
  • Provide specialized support and consulting services to employees and managers on issues related to benefits, pension and disability management
  • Support the Payroll & Benefits Administrator and the HR&OD Coordinator, including supporting the review of changes to employee information and the administration of payroll for employees
  • Provide coaching to other members of the Total Compensation & HR Information Management Services team, as required

Job status: 12-month contract
Job Band: Open
Location: Guelph

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline, such as human resources, finance or business, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years' related work experience in compensation and benefits in Ontario
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Excel
  • Proven experience with data analytics, including the review and interpretation of information to identify trends
  • Extensive working knowledge of computerized human resources information systems and payroll environments
  • Proven experience with year-end reporting and audits
  • Demonstrated experience in program and/or policy design and change implementation an asset
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring or training others an asset
  • Completion or working towards a related designation an asset, such as Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM)

Key Competencies

  • Analytical thinking – Interprets, links and analyses information and situations by breaking them down into component parts, and identifying patterns, connections and underlying issues
  • Attention to detail – Has the ability to be conscientious, consistent, accurate and thorough
  • Critical judgment, decision making and problem solving – Uses critical judgment to make decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk
  • Initiative – Identifies and deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates and adjusts plans to reach goals, while ensuring the optimal use of resources
  • Achieving quality results – Focuses efforts on managing one's self to achieve high-quality results consistent with the organization's standards and measures, while managing risk
  • ​Information gathering and processing – Locates and collects data from appropriate sources and analyzes it to prepare meaningful and concise reports that summarize the information

​​Background

As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 44,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.

Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please see the full list of programs for more information.

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To apply for this position, complete the online Application for Employment.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

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