Business Analyst III

Information Technology Edina, Minnesota


SpartanNash is a value-added wholesale grocery distributor - supplying more than 2,100 independent grocery retail locations throughout the United States - as well as a grocery retailer, with more than 155 corporate supermarkets in nine states. We also serve the military community through our MDV division; in addition to offering premier fresh produce distribution through Caito Foods and third-party logistics through BRT.

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.

A day in the life of the Business Analyst III is never the same but, in this role, you will be responsible to evaluate complex business requirements for enterprise business application integration within assigned area(s), and deliver new or modified software systems enhancements or integration solutions. Conduct analyses of the business process, data integrity and application(s) and partner with cross-functional departments and IT. Resolves complex questions/problems by fully understanding the underlying business issues and the technical options available to solve them.

What You'll Do:

  • Assist as requested to solve highly complex issues that do not lend themselves to conventional solutions and mentor other associates in creative problem solving.
  • Evaluate business requirements for enterprise business application integration within assigned area(s) and partner with business area(s) to understand and define user requirements. Consult with associates in the business area(s) and/or research existing system documentation or procedures.
  • Use a variety of analytical techniques (i.e., query development, data modeling, workflow analysis, program code analysis) and/or brain-storming sessions to research and analyze business implications; document the results of analysis activities and make recommendations based on the results of analysis and information from business areas.
  • Lead and develop test strategies, schedules, test plans, testing and ensure documentation of test results; follow SOX auditing guidelines for application development, testing and implementation and maintain SOX documentation as required.
  • Lead and facilitate implementation strategies, plans and the execution of said plans.
    Create, modify, and maintain and schedule reports or procedures using various report writing tools.
  • Identify areas of potential risk and communicate such to the appropriate business areas/associates/management.
  • Lead and participate in meetings with business users, communicate with project teams and interface with cross-functional areas throughout the organization to devise systems that achieve business objectives.
  • Lead project teams and/or provide guidance and training to end users.
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and best IT/Business Systems Analysis practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes.
  • May perform testing, assist with data setup, and perform business operations for application implementation or business process development.
  • 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.

Sound Like You? Here's what you'll need:
  • Bachelor's Degree (Required) Information Systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years Business and/or Information Technology experience; must have IT technical knowledge.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio required. Experience with the following programs or programming languages preferred: Monarch, Visual Basic and/or EAESQL. Experience with DSS - Distribution Support System a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact with various levels within the organization, including executive management, business areas and IT technical functions. Strong organization, prioritization, analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be detail oriented and have good project management.
  • Ability to provide training or guidance to end users, good presentation skills.
  • Must have technical and business knowledge to resolve the complex questions and issues and can engage in projects with variety and complexity.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and basic knowledge of SQL.
  • May require occasional travel (up to 5%) based upon department and customer needs.