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Floral Designer - Military Veterans

at SpartanNash

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 17,000 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!

726 N. Midvale Blvd - Madison, Wisconsin 53705
Job Description:

Position Summary:

Creates, stocks, and designs custom floral bouquets and arrangements for customer purchase. Knowledgeable about plant variety as well as how to care for, cut and feed flowers and plants for maximum life. Provides product knowledge including scent, size and shapes that provide a pleasing design. Stocks and rotates items on display while keeping aisles neat and orderly. Performs duties that comply with the Company's safety standards and local health code procedures and standards.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Provide advice and suggestions for flower selection.
  • Work with a wide range of foliage and flowers.
  • Understand art, style and use of color and shapes.
  • Sustain a high level of product knowledge and products.
  • Fill special orders for holidays and other occasions.
  • Create original designs.
  • Keep flowers watered and fresh.
  • Work toward continuous quality improvement.
  • Ensure accurate pricing by placing the corresponding price labels on each package.
  • Uphold Metcalfe's culture, customer service, and performance expectations.
  • Upholds, supports, and promotes all company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Here's what you'll need:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Six months previous floral design experience preferred.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with customers and all personnel.
  • Knowledge of technology, the use of a computer.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and Memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to perform basic math.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in
  • written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Florist Certification highly preferred.
  • Required to work weekends and holidays based on department staffing requirements.
Physical Requirements:

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 30 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. The associate is required to stand and walk for extended periods of time and may bend, stoop, twist and turn frequently. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a typical retail store environment (varied temperatures) and is exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

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, including disability and veteran, 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.

Madison, WI


SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a food solutions company that delivers the ingredients for a better life. As a distributor, wholesaler and retailer with a global supply chain network, SpartanNash customers span a diverse group of national accounts, independent and chain grocers, e-commerce retailers, U.S. military commissaries and exchanges, and the Company’s own brick-and-mortar grocery stores, pharmacies and fuel centers.

SpartanNash distributes grocery and household goods, including fresh produce and its Our Family® portfolio of products, to locations in all 50 states, in addition to distributing to the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Djibouti, Korea and Japan. To support its distribution business, the Company operates a strategically developed network of large-scale distribution facilities and a nationwide transportation fleet. In addition, the Company owns and operates 144 supermarkets – primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market – and shares its operational insights to drive innovative solutions for SpartanNash food retail customers.

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