Supermarket Designer

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 17,500 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!


7600 France Ave S - Edina, Minnesota 55435

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Design, develop and implement interior store environments for décor and fixture layout for corporate stores and independent retailers. Coordinate the planning process with retailers, real estate group associates and various suppliers to meet established design standards. Provide support to Store Design Supervisor in conceptual design, layout, and construction documentation. 

Here’s what you’ll do: 

  • Work with customers to develop interior store design concept(s) and determine project scope such as operational requirements, budget, work scopes, etc.  
  • Create construction documents that include interior & exterior elevations, reflected ceiling plans, floor finish plans, etc. that show the design elements, signage, fixtures, lighting and finishes utilizing AutoCAD Software.
  • Design décor packages and interior store environments that are relevant to the customer and consistent with the brand utilizing graphic design software such as Illustrator or Corel Draw.
  • Ensure store plans and fixture layouts meet design needs and are within budget limitations.
  • Analyze site plan and research data to determine departments, positioning and size, restrictions, and alternatives for traffic flow, receiving, utilities etc.  
  • Identify and designate space for prep areas, back room, front end etc.  
  • Revise store layout, as needed.
  • Review and analyze architectural and mechanical drawings for assigned projects to avoid discrepancy and meet Company store design standards.
  • Coordinate, collaborate and build strong working relationships with partners (architecture, engineering, procurement, operations, construction, merchandising, presentation, marketing, and finance) to meet established scopes, schedules, and cost estimates objectives.
  • Coordinate activities with the construction project manager or the retailers' representative to ensure project deliverables are met.
  • Support manager in updating construction documents, standard specifications and design updates as needed.  
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends in retail store design including fixtures, lighting, and finishes.
  • Focus on meeting Company objectives and customer needs.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:  ​

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Required) in Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Five years minimum of architecture, retail design or related experience; supermarket/retail experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD required.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and/or Corel Draw required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with associates and management at all levels as well as external resources (i.e., vendors, contractors, independent retailers, etc.)
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and time management skills.  
  • Strong understanding of architectural and mechanical drawings as well as supermarket space requirements, equipment functions and product flow.
  • Working knowledge of design and color principles, lighting, materials, architectural detailing and specifications.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).  
  • Ability to travel up to 20% to do site evaluations and oversee projects.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and national construction related regulations (i.e., building codes, ADA requirements and familiarity with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety requirements on construction projects, etc.) helpful.


SpartanNash is a certified Veteran-Friendly Employer. We value the perspectives, backgrounds, skills, work ethic and leadership that those who are military connected bring to the workforce.

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 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.