Learning & Development

Helping all associates achieve their potential.

Sounds like SpartanNash.

In each business area at SpartanNash, associates are encouraged to own their development plan and grow and achieve their career potential. Most of our current management advanced to their respective positions from within the company. In fact, in 2019, nearly 450 leadership positions were filled by internal candidates. We provide:

  • Tuition reimbursement for qualifying positions
  • A leadership development program that utilizes best-in-class program offerings and courses (Franklin Covey, The Leadership Challenge, Talent Smart and more)
  • A development planning process that encourages associates to move about the company to broaden and expand their knowledge base
  • Cross-training within business segments and disciplines
  • Clearly defined career paths for positions across the company
  • Quarterly Check-Ins with associates and leaders to discuss goal progress and development plans
SpartanNash formal learning programs
SpartanNash in-store retail training
SpartanNash classroom training and development programs

Formal learning programs

We have formal programs in place to help with onboarding and training new hires. After onboarding, opportunities are available for on-the-job training and online learning, including courses, facilitated workshops and industry materials.

Programs for specific career areas

SpartanNash offers leadership programs unique to each environment. A few examples include:

  • The Inspirational Leader - All business segments
  • Supply Chain University - Supply Chain
  • Achieving Your Potential - Corporate

Development programs for strategic positions

  • Person in Charge (PIC) program in Retail
  • Assistant Store Director development program
  • Category Manager development program
  • Manager-in-Training program in Supply Chain
  • Meat Cutter Apprentice program
  • Emerging Leaders program (cross-functional between Retail and Merchandising)