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Senior Analyst, Merchandising Analytics

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


850 76th Street S.W. - Byron Center, Michigan 49315

Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary:

This role is responsible for driving business results by delivering insights and actionable recommendation to decision makers. Responsible for managing assigned standard and ad hoc projects within the prescribed best practice framework while working closely with stakeholders. Responsible for developing and presenting insights to the business. Responsible for maintaining all assigned routine reporting.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Have a natural curiosity and passion to solve problems.

  • Guide decision makers through creation of well-rounded actionable insights that will drive, sustainable growth; supports strategy implementation.

  • Champion analytic insights with business teams and build excellent strong cross-functional relationships to drive the business integration of insights.

  • Implement Company's customer-centric strategies and initiatives.

  • Serves as consultant driving value-added insights for internal customers.

  • Ensure the full utilization and integration of existing research and customer/market knowledge to drive strategy and tactics.

  • Support the best practices within analytic insights through standardization of methods, tools, and knowledge-sharing to maximize group efficiency and impact; create a data-driven culture.

  • Responsible to support and execute the customer-data analytics roadmap objectives, as assigned.

  • Identify internal and external information sources (Merchandising, Purchasing, Operations etc.).

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Required) in Business Analytics or Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • 7 years' experience with software applications used for data quantitative and statistical analyses and visualization required. Experience with data mining and analysis projects and presenting to decision makers required.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Project management skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions and recommend concise solutions.

  • Knowledge of analytical, quantitative & statistical approaches to derive insights from large, data sets, solving complex, ambiguous business problems using business acumen.

  • Ability to effectively present information with visualizations with a focus on telling an impactful story.

  • Exceptional Excel (i.e., VBA, Pivot Tables, etc.) and PowerPoint required.

  • Hands-on experience with reporting, data discovery and visualization tools such as MicroStrategy, MS Power BI, Cognos, Tableau or similar.

  • Statistical software such as R or SAS, scripting languages such as Python and SQL preferred.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer <span>a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package</span>.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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