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Space Strategy Analyst

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:

Position Overview:

This role is responsible to develop & maintain action-based data reporting tools in support of various merchandising activities. Communicate findings to cross-functional business partners to support fact-based decision making that positively impacts company financials. This role is focused on driving the category review process with category management, OwnBrands, and merchandising leadership.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • Communicate effectively to achieve buy-in from cross-functional leaders within category review process.

  • Facilitate cross-functional meetings in support of category review process.

  • Partner with category managers to deliver an excellent product portfolio to retail and wholesale customers.

  • Partner with shelf implementation and execution teams to inform total store reset process.

  • Perform business or statistical analysis to formulate data-driven recommendations that help the company achieve financial goals.

  • Assist with strategic initiative work relating to micro & macro space planning.

  • Develop standard, recurring, and ad-hoc reports for management and/or the department in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity in dynamic retail and wholesale environment to drive positive business outcomes.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Analytics, Statistics, or related area.

  • Minimum of three years combined experience in merchandising, data analytics, project management or related area.

  • Experience with SQL and report writing preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational, prioritization and attention to detail skills.

  • Strong mathematical aptitude, financial acumen, and analytical skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

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.

May be required to lift and/or move 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. Temperatures may vary for those subject to any of the following areas: computer/server room, print shop, production area). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but may be high in distribution settings. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

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

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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