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Senior Pension & Benefits Specialist
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Human Resources
Years Experience: 6-8 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: April 07, 2021
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

Job Description:

At Arterra Wines Canada, we love inspiring the big and small moments that happen when our products are shared and enjoyed. For us it’s not just about what’s in and on the bottle, it’s what happens in people’s lives when we’re a part of them that keeps us thirsting for more and not resting on our laurels as Canada’s largest and most enjoyed wine company.

The Senior Pension & Benefits Specialist is responsible for providing strategic insight and expertise in the administration, governance and design for Arterra’s Pension & Benefits programs. This includes supporting the DC and DB pension plan administration, Benefits and Wellness program administration. Acts as the Subject Matter Expert to P&C team and leaders in the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pension & Benefits Program Administration – own and support all Pension & Benefits administration, including:
  • DB & DC Plan Administration – owns pension plan administration, including maintaining legislative requirements for plans and necessary updates, employee enrolment, oversight of retiree journey, process and coordinate with all vendors for invoicing/renewals/negotiations, liase with Insurance providers and Actuaries, and completes regulatory filings.
  • Benefits Administration – owns benefits plan administration including recommending plan design updates, partnering with vendors (Acclaim Ability, Sunlife) on annual filings and analysis.
  • Business Partnering - act as a subject matter expert and business partner specific to Arterra’s pension and benefits offerings. This involves partnering with the People & Culture Business Partner team and business leaders to address escalated questions and situations for retirees, education and increase comprehension of individual circumstances (ie. DB vs. DC, union membership etc.), provide SME advice on exceptions as needed, create and provide communication/educational materials for comprehension in business for Pension & Benefits programs.
  • Research, Market Benchmarking & Maintaining Competitiveness – Continuously assess and benchmark Arterra’s Pension plans and Benefits programs. This includes measuring plans costs, uptake, and success against trends on the market at comparable Canadian organizations. Ensure program offerings are competitive and compelling to employees, and on trend with changes in industry. Participate in annual Benefits survey submissions and survey result analysis.
  • System & Data Integrity – maintain data integrity of Arterra’s Pension & Benefits processes in Arterra’s Human Resources Information System (Workday). This includes auditing data for accuracy and compliance, maintaining business processes specific to Pension & Benefits (pension plan enrolment, beneficiary changes/updates, etc.). Input annual budget metrics specific to Pension & Benefits, including benefits rates, health tax rates, pension adjustments, EI rates, and insurance rates.



  • University Degree in Human Resources Management, Commerce, or Business Administration
  • Certified Human Resources People/Leader Designation
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Designation


  • 6-8 years experience in Pension & Benefits administration

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Benefits and Pension Plan
  • Product Allowances & Safe Ride Home Program
  • An organization that cares about Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of wine

Number of Openings:


We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.


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