Cara Operations Total Rewards Specialist in Vaughan, Ontario

Cara Operations Limited is actively recruiting for a Total Rewards Specialist to join our HR Team based at our Home Office in Vaughan.

Reporting to the Total Rewards Manager, the Total Rewards Specialist will Deliver and administer Total Rewards Programs and provide support in all matters related to compensation & benefits practices and policies. This includes salaried and hourly compensation, incentive plans, group benefit plans and group retirement & savings programs. Administration duties include enrollments, terminations, performing regular audits along with responding to inquiries and working to resolve problems in a timely manner.

As the ideal candidate, your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to)

  • Liaise between vendors and employees and advising employees on eligibility, coverage, and other benefits matters.

  • Assist in the annual merit and incentive process, including the calculation of the incentive plan bonuses, preparation of letters and bonus documents

  • Complete annual & ad hoc compensation & benefits surveys, and provide ad hoc review, analysis of programs and reports.

  • Prepare and audit all invoices and required paperwork to ensure timely funding of benefit plans

  • Administer Leave Of Absence programs, including Short and long term disability. Interfaces with employees, insurance carriers, and third party administrators. Maintains records regarding employee leave of absences to achieve a high level of efficiency in plan administration.

  • Coordinates physical limitations, return to work requests, and terminations following a leave of absence.

  • Support the performance management process

You will offer the following skills and abilities:

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in total rewards

  • Knowledge of total rewards program, including benefits, retirement and leave of absence

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and ability to influence decision makers

  • Excellent technical skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and mail merging

  • Well above average attention to detail

  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, including employment standards

  • HRIS system knowledge, including implementation of such is preferred

  • Some payroll knowledge, including proven ability to work with the payroll team in the administration of Total Rewards Programs.

If you are interested in this awesome opportunity please apply directly on line - no emails or phone calls please.

As part of our accessibility commitment, We are committed to providing an accessible environment for all of our customers, employees, and job applicants, and will make available to any selected applicants accommodations and/or accessible formats should he/she require.


We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with us however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

At this time, we do not require assistance from recruitment agencies. Any candidates submitted via staffing and employment agencies will not be considered.

System ID: 2017-3901

External Company Name: Cara Foods

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