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Cheese Expert

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!


2181 Wealthy St SE - Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to efficiently direct and supervise the activities of the cheese department to provide a high standard of customer service to all guests and to achieve the sale and profit goals established for the department; to ensure that the work shifts of all department associates contribute to the financial best interest of the store. Complete all other duties as assigned in a timely manner.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Be responsible to order and maintain inventory in your department, while utilizing inventory control procedures to ensure product freshness and quality.

  • Review and validate received orders for amount, quality, count or weight, condition, and ensure all product is stored in appropriate areas.

  • Maintain familiarity with all products carried in the department as well as throughout the store.

  • Know the ad items, special prices, coupon deals or other features, that apply to the store's sales and rewards programs.

  • Assure that the weekly and period Flight Plan are communicated and executed to company expectations and timeline.

  • Follow company policies and timelines using the required tools and software to manage scheduling, according to forecasted guidelines.

  • Implement Our Winning Recipe and model our core values and competencies.

  • Attend and participate in daily huddles, as well as district and company level meetings via phone, online, or in person, as required.

  • Maintain a clean, attractive, and well stocked department, by using structure of the day guidelines, as well as executing “Prime Time” standards.

  • Follow all PPE and Safety Guidelines

  • Follow all Food Safety and Cleaning Expectations

  • Follow Guest Experience Guidelines

  • May be assigned tasks in other departments based on customer experience need

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • High School Graduate (Required) or Equivalent (GED).

  • 0-2 years of retail experience preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communication, and bookkeeping skills.

  • Good organization, prioritization, decision-making, problem solving and conflict management skills.

  • Strong leadership abilities with capability to work in a hands-on environment.

  • Good strategic planning and business acumen skills.

  • Good knowledge of retail store operations; knowledge of retail management systems.

  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Depending on company location, ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desirable.

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 up to 30 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. The associate is required to stand and walk for extended periods of time and may bend, stoop, twist and turn frequently. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a typical retail store environment (varied temperatures) and is exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 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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