Total Rewards Manager

Human Resources
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
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Total Rewards Manager

Saint John, NB or Halifax, NS
AM- 17858

Meridia Recruitment Solutions has partnered with Ocean Capital Holdings Ltd., to recruit a Total Rewards Manager to join their team in either Saint John, New Brunswick or Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ocean Capital Holdings Limited is a privately held company located in Saint John, NB with interests across a number of business lines, including broadcasting, real estate, construction, industrial distribution and service. Their purpose is to have winning businesses and great people, all contributing to better communities. They unlock the potential of our businesses through imagination and a passion for winning, and we celebrate the uniqueness in each person. Ocean Capital Holdings Limited’s focus is on excellence and accomplishments.

Role Description:
The Total Rewards Manager will join the Strategic Human Resources Team, reporting to the Executive Director- Human Resources. They will support the development and execution of the Total Rewards strategy, as well as planning and overseeing compensation and benefits programs for the Ocean Capital Group of Companies, to meet the business objectives and all legal requirements.

By joining Ocean Capital Holdings Ltd. as the Total Rewards Manager, you will play a crucial role in the success and execution of the overall retention strategy by ensuring that all employees are compensated fairly and competitively. You will have the support of an experienced and dedicated Human Resources Team and be a part of one of Atlantic Canada’s most diverse and successful Group of Companies. In return for the expertise you bring to the role, you will be rewarded with a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and maintain the compensation structures and administration guide (grading system, job evaluation system, job description policy, promotion policy), aligned with corporate culture and values;
  • Evaluate and modify existing compensation programs, policies, and procedures, developing and implement new compensation programs aligned with our People Strategy;
  • Manage and be a subject matter expert in our compensation processes and system, includes salary, bonus, and incentive plans in our HRIS, troubleshooting and resolving system issues as required;
  • Manage our compensation strategic partner relationships, collaborating with them to identify best practices and emerging trends in the market;
  • Monitor internal equity & analytics data, prepare reports, presentations for business decision making;
  • Support the HR Team with recruitment and talent management activities as it relates to compensation;
  • Provide training to HR Teams on the compensation model and structures ensuring training materials are up-to-date and current;
  • Manage our Unified Benefits plan offerings, recommending and implementing changes to ensure we remain competitive in attracting and retaining our people;
  • Manage our benefits strategic partner relationships, collaborating with them to identify best practices and emerging program trends in the market;
  • Monitor and analyze government legislation, ensuring compliance with compensation and benefits regulations.

Your Qualifications:
As the ideal candidate, you strive to exceed expectations, taking accountability for keeping your own performance on track. You demonstrate a strong commitment to personal learning and development, while showing confidence and a positive attitude, and contributing to the energy of the team. You are organized and prioritize your contributions to the goals and priorities of the team and business, as well as providing compelling business cases and arguments to persuade upwardly and with peers. You are able to build mutual support and understanding with colleagues, make smart decisions weighing risk and reward to help the team and department performance, and show curiosity in seeking opportunities to make improvements; increasing efficiency, effectiveness and customer success.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a finance-related field, Masters Degree is an asset;
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Compensation Management Specialists, or Certified Compensation Professional;
  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience as a Compensation & Benefits Manager or in a related role;
  • Extensive knowledge of benefits and compensation programs, policies, procedures, and applicable legislation;
  • Experience managing benefits and compensation in HRIS;
  • Proficiency with MS office tools and advanced proficiency with Excel;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills;
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills;
  • Networking and Influencing skills;
  • Strong Ethics and Discretion.

To express interest in this opportunity please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” below.


For more information contact Austin McLennan, Senior Consultant, at 902-424-1103 and or Kyle Armstrong, Recruitment Specialist at 902-334-7488 and , or please apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let Austin or Kyle know.

Meridia Recruitment Solutions connects leading organizations with top talent by building strong relationships and creating ideal matches with candidates because we are only successful when you are. We appreciate your interest in this opportunity.

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