SpartanNash Director, Retail Deli/Bakery in Byron Center, Michigan

NOTE: This position is located in Grand Rapids, MI.

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SpartanNash is an equal opportunity employer (minorities/women/disabled/veterans)

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Position Summary

Responsible to direct retail operations, promotions for deli and bakery merchandising. Ensure the department merchandising plans, programs, strategic initiatives and campaigns achieve budgeted sales, margin, private brand penetration, Overall Satisfaction (OSAT) and associate satisfaction objectives.

Minimum Requirements


Bachelor's Degree (Required) Food Marketing

Business or related area or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Job Experience

Ten years retail merchandising experience to include five years experience with retail deli and/or bakery merchandising and/or procurement

Supervisory Experience


Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Direct the deli and bakery merchandising operations and promotions to achieve budgeted sales and profit targets for retail. Responsible for P&L management. Develop department objectives and monitor the budgeted objectives for department sales and profits utilizing fair share trends from global marketing research reports, profitability scorecards and profit and loss statements; ensure the merchandising programs, initiatives and campaigns achieve budgeted sales and gross profit objectives.

Responsible for the training, development and growth of department leadership in all retail locations.

Oversee the analysis of financial data to accurately plan, budget and forecast promotions, and post-promotion analysis to measure program effectiveness and recommend changes for future execution of plans accordingly.

Develop quantifiable strategies for private brand growth and profitability and work with private label to increase sales.

Analyze retail and industry trends and competitive factors on a global scale and provide strategies to align with industry trends and department objectives.

Maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally (i.e., cross-functional business partners, vendors, customers) and develop collaborative efforts for increased market share, customer loyalty and profitability.

Identify opportunities and recommend process improvements to enhance merchandising plans and work cross-functionally (i.e., Distribution, Shelf Technology, IT, Pricing, Accounting, Procurement, etc.) to implement improvements to meet company goals and objectives.

Ensure that federal and state regulations and company standards are met for product freshness and food safety.

Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and best Merchandising practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong negotiation and influencing skills. Ability to effectively manage internal and external business relationships and work collaboratively. Excellent organization, prioritization, project management, analytical and decision-making skills. Strong leadership and financial/business acumen skills. Demonstrated knowledge of merchandising and procurement principles and skills, and in-depth knowledge of deli and bakery merchandising. Proficient in Microsoft office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; Access experience preferred. Ability to travel up to 30%.

Physical Requirement

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 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. Must be able to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)