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Merchandising Manager

Company: Automotive Parts Headquarters
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc. has Career Opportunity: Merchandising Manager APH is a third-generation family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor based in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. From a single location in 1920, to over 200 corporate stores and 80 Independent parts stores, APH has grown into one of the largest auto parts chains in the Upper Midwest. With APH's significant growth in the last five years, we are looking to hire a Merchandising Manager. The Merchandising Manager is responsible for the oversight sourcing, managing, and stewardship of the company's application product lines. Duties fulfilled by the Merchandising Manager include overseeing the buying process, forecasting inventory demands and trends, and negotiating with suppliers. The Merchandising Manager also participates and represents APH at industry related meetings and/or events. The right candidate(s) will have the following qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, University of the Aftermarket degree or related experience A minimum of 7 years automotive merchandising experience or similar automotive-related experience with automotive application product(s). Thorough knowledge of automotive application parts is required. Skilled at developing solid relationships with suppliers and deftly handle supplier negotiations. Must be capable of discerning when APH should consider a new supplier or product line and provide the analysis and documentation to support the recommendation. The ability to problem solve quickly, at times under pressure and handle multiple priorities. Must have above average written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in the use of various computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheet, ERP (Vision) and Point of Sale system. Partswatch a plus. This is a full-time, exempt position and offers the following benefits: Comprehensive Medical Plan Flexible Spending Plan (FSA) Healthcare Reimbursement Account (HRA) Wellness Credits Dental Plan Vision Plan Company paid Life Accident Insurance Voluntary life and Accident Insurance Company paid Long Term Disability Paid Time Off Paid Holidays 401k Plan with match and profit sharing Employee Discount Merchandising Manager works primarily in an office environment. It also may include travel (20%) to stores, industry meetings and supplier locations. This position is located at our St Cloud, MN corporate offices. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 5 - 10 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Automotive Parts Headquarters, Saint Cloud , Merchandising Manager, Hospitality & Tourism , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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