Compensation Specialist

Requisition ID:  612

Bolton, Ontario, Canada, L7E 3A9

Job Type:  Full-Time

Who We Are

Becoming experts on beer doesn't happen overnight - we've been in business since 1927 and today, The Beer Store is the primary distribution and sales channel for beer in Ontario and is owned by 30+ Ontario-based brewers!  Through our Retail Stores, Distribution Centres, Draught Services, Customer Contact Centre, and our Corporate Office, we form one large team that is passionate about the beer business. The Beer Store is proud to foster a respectful and inclusive culture that expands and leverages the diverse talents, experiences, and perspectives of our team members to deliver exceptional service for our customers. We continue to be successful by working together, respecting each other, having a positive attitude and by trying new and innovative ideas. Not only are we knowledgeable, passionate, and loyal ambassadors for beer, we’re also health and safety advocates, environmental champions, DEIB enthusiasts and we give proudly back to our communities. #TBS123

The Role

We are currently searching for a Compensation Specialist reporting to the Supervisor, Compensation & Rewards. This is a Full-Time, permanent opportunity. The Compensation Specialist will administer the salaried compensation programs and data-related projects/processes such as merit and incentive cycles, and compensation surveys. This role will be responsible for working with various levels within the organization completing job analyses and evaluations and will support in market pricing, salary budgets and planning analysis.


Our Corporate Office is located in Bolton, ON.  We offer Remote/Hybrid Flex work with visits into the office on an as-needed basis depending on the role and function.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Conduct job analysis for salaried and non-union roles through interviews, questionnaires, and job shadowing
  • Develop job descriptions based on job analysis
  • Update and maintain job description library with new and/or revised job descriptions; update and maintain job description Matrix with organizational changes
  • Launch merit and incentive programs
  • Update annual incentive documents and distribute to employees accordingly
  • Participate in the ongoing development of compensation processes enabling the delivery of competitive and effective compensation/rewards programs
  • Provide advanced analytical and project support in the design, development, implementation, and enhancements of compensation programs
  • Support a variety of initiatives through rigorous assessment of data, trends, cost and program analysis; look for opportunities for improvements and efficiencies
  • Conduct analysis and research to ensure compliance
  • Compile relevant and current compensation and benefit data
  • Participate in market surveys relating to direct and variable salaried compensation
  • Assists with the calculation and preparation of annual salary budgets
  • Assists in the co-ordination of divisional budgets
  • Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.

Who You Are - Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Completion of a Post-Secondary Degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Finance or related discipline


  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in compensation, working with merit and variable compensation pay plans, salary structure and administration, and market analysis
  • Minimum 2 years experience in job analysis, documentation, and evaluation using a point factor system; experience with Korn Ferry Hay Group methodology is preferable
  • Experience working with an HRIS system, preferably SAP SuccessFactors


  • Good understanding and knowledge of compensation theory and program design, including job evaluation, salary structures, incentive compensation and merit pay programs
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Advanced proficiency with spreadsheet creation and manipulation - MS Excel (pivot tables, function formulas, macros)
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with employees across all levels of the organization.

What We Offer

Our success as an organization is a result of our commitment to our greatest strength…our people! We believe that any opportunity we can provide to help further your career growth and development is an investment in not only your individual success, but our overall success as a business. 

We work to recognize you in meaningful ways including a competitive compensation, incentive pay, a flex health benefits program, employee & family assistance program, defined pension plan with company matching, recognition programs, tuition reimbursement program, hybrid work arrangement, generous paid time off and summer hours program, employee special offers, and a casual dress and work environment.

*Benefits and perks are dependent upon role and status and are subject to change at the sole discretion of the company. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to providing a respectful and empowering workplace that values our greatest resource, our people. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging are essential components of our culture that empower us to meet the needs of our employees, customers and communities. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and any other characteristic. We’re an equal opportunity employer and provide employment accommodation in accordance with provincial legislation. If contacted for an employment opportunity or testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.


We genuinely thank you for your interest in this opportunity with us. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.