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Inventory Control Lead

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:

2nd shift, four day workweek!

Wednesday - Saturday, 1:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to prepare and maintain data reporting tools for assigned procurement and business development activities. Monitor inventory levels, analyze operational data to identify trends and respond to ad hoc inventory analysis requests; communicate findings to cross-functional departments and customers to support decision-making and product disposition.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Prepare and maintain various data reporting tools (i.e. databases, report structure, etc.) related to procurement and business development activities.

  • Prepare various inventory related reports and analysis (schedule and/or ad hoc) for business partners; ensure report meets the business needs and includes the appropriate information in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Review the report outcomes with management as necessary.

  • Analyze operational data and conduct data mining to identify data trends and provide a summary of the results.

  • Participate in cross-functional communication; work closely with assigned departments and/or customers and provide information and data analysis to support effective decision-making.

  • Execute inventory disposition decisions made by management (i.e. moving at-risk inventory).

  • May provide education to business partners regarding reports and databases.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or other related fields preferred.

  • Distribution Center experience preferred.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good analytical and numerical skills, and good organization, prioritization and attend to detail skills. ​

  • Must have working knowledge of queries.

  • Must have a general knowledge of purchasing, inventory, warehouse operational processes, logistic and supply chain.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and 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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