SpartanNash Manager, Procurement, Meat in Fargo, North Dakota

NOTE: This position is only located at the Fargo Distribution Center.

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

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Position Summary

Responsible to manage the fresh procurement program and staff to achieve budgeted sales, gross profit and service levels for assigned categories. Plan, direct and monitor the total procurement programs to include negotiating the lowest cost of goods, implementing pricing programs, assisting in advertising plans development, and ensuring vendor support.

Minimum Requirements


Bachelor's Degree (Required) Business Administration

or other related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Job Experience

Five years fresh category buying experience.

Supervisory Experience


Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Responsible for the overall coordination of the procurement and distribution of fresh products (i.e. delis, meat, seafood, produce, etc.). Procure controlled brand and other fresh products purchased for assigned department. Manage order guide maintenance and development.

Responsible to achieve assigned fresh product department sales, layer gain, gross margin, etc. and manage outdated inventory and control expenses.

Partner with category management in the development of fresh advertising objectives, strategy, policies and plans. Recommend new items to be advertised and promoted. Interact with logistics to ensure proper freight matrix is achieved.

Assist in the development and implementation of fresh department assortments, product specification and merchandising programs.

Develop programs to meet the needs of our customer programs to include promotional, timelines, frequency and price. Manage on-going customer information communications.

Manage the coordination of fresh merchandising plans and programs to ensure product availability. Manage status reporting provided to merchandising staff.

Oversee inbound load composition, timing and destinations. Assist Logistics department with reviewing, analyzing, and determining inbound transportation methods.

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 legal regulations, industry trends and best purchasing practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance.

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 verbal and written communication skills. Strong financial acumen and strategic problem solving, leadership, analytical, influencing, and negotiations skills. Proven experience working across business units to leverage resources and capabilities to accomplish company goals. Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint). Working knowledge of purchasing systems, inventory systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and/or manufacturing processes based on assigned area. Ability to travel up to 25%.

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.)