SpartanNash Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan

At SpartanNash, relationships matter, and our Corporate team takes that sentiment to heart in the way we work as one totally aligned team, support and respect each other and share the highest standards of excellence. We’re always looking for the next great idea or a new way to approach a challenge, and we collaborate and innovate to achieve our goals.

Position Summary

Manage, plan and lead a team accountable for providing financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activities for an assigned business unit(s). Additional analysis includes but is not limited to variance analysis, forecasting/budgeting, financing-related factors, board presentations, capital planning and valuations.

Minimum Requirements


Bachelor's Degree (Required) Finance

Accounting or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. MBA preferred.

Job Experience

Eight years experience in financial analysis with prior supervisory or leadership experience.

Hyperion product knowledge including Essbase and Hyperion Planning preferred.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Manage an FP&A team accountable for providing financial planning and analysis activities to an assigned business unit(s). Design senior management presentations and reports, variance analysis, and forecasts future results. Assist management in making better decisions and understanding past events so appropriate actions can be taken.

Perform appropriate financial analysis, business analysis, profitability and cost analysis for projects for the assigned business segment. May include valuation analysis of acquisitions, lease versus buy analysis, maintain versus close and new customer proposal support.

Perform plan reviews and special analysis including review proposals for major capital expenditures relative to their conformity with corporate plans and economic justification.

Manage the forecasting and budget development process.

Prepare board presentations and external reporting schedules.

Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the financial stability of the company's major customers and the overall financial climate of the company's market. Develop and implement financial statistical measures to evaluate the existing and future financial situation and makes timely recommendations to management concerning major changes in the existing environment.

Develop and foster strong business relationships with cross-functional departments and stay current on relevant FP&A best practices.

Consult and educate associates and management on financial statements and reports to assist with solving business issues.

Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals. Develop and monitor department budget as required.

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

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external customers. Strong organizational, prioritization, analytical and multi-tasking skills. Strong presentation, decision-making, problem solving and time management skills. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and spreadsheet modeling.

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. May be required 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.)