Parts Manager

Posted 2 years ago

Our large private vehicle parts client based in Kimberley is looking to employ an experienced, responsible Parts Manager with a proven track record.

Salary will depend on experience, our client needs a senior person who understands the parts industry, work well with 15 staff, great management and customer service skills and is process driven.  Training is in-house.  The operation is big and GP target will be in excess of  appr. Half a million to give you an idea of the size of the Parts Department.

The primary purpose of the position is to manage and control the budgetary performance of the Parts Department.

Specific Role Responsibilities

• To grow the parts department in all facets of it operation
• To ensure the highest degree of customer satisfaction at all times.
• To maintain agreed profit margins and return on investment.
• To actively seek to maintain/achieve an acceptable market share.
• To maintain excellent parts service.
• To sell the maximum amount of parts to trade and retail customers.
• To monitor sales daily in order to ensure due emphasis is placed on selling the most profitable lines.
Manage targets with specific focus on asset management (stock controlling / stock turn) and managing sales performance as well as the performance process

Qualifications and Experience

• Matric
• Relevant post matric qualification will be an advantage
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Parts Manager

Skills and Personal Attributes

• Ability to monitor and proactively control costs.
• Debtor management
• Ability to control stock levels in accordance with budget.
• Ability to proactively examine all major transactions weekly to determine ways to improve customer service.
• Ability to closely monitor and control overheads and stock values, reporting excesses to the MD  timeously together with solutions for addressing such matters.
• Ability to monitor and control parts purchasing activity.
• Ability to maximize benefits through discounts in accordance with company policy.
• Ability to effectively manage staff including performance, discipline, recruitment and training.
• Excellent in administration:
o To ensure that all transactions are correctly recorded and, when necessary, information passed to relevant departments.
o To ensure that stock levels are promptly and accurately updated.
o Regularly monitor customers’ credit limit notifying MD about limits reached.
• Relationship management, peers, staff, suppliers and OEM

• Target / Performance driven
• Sense of urgency
• Ability to work under pressure
• Growth driven

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