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Project Manager New Stores

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Type: Hybrid

Job Category: Technology
Brand: NAPA Auto Parts
Job ID: R24_0000009759
Status: Full time
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Job Description


The Project Manager, New Stores reports to the Director, New Store Project Management and is responsible for the effective opening and transitioning of new stores for NAPA, Genuine Parts Company’s U.S. Automotive Group.  The Project Manager, New Stores works with cross-functional teams in executing NAPA’s market growth plans.  This new function for NAPA is a critical capability to enable the execution of the company’s strategic growth plan.


  • Delivers Results —targets opportunities, engages others and creates accountability
  • Collaborative – works well across teams to motivate and coordinate
  • Effective Prioritization – understand and prioritize what is most important while leading cross-functional teams to deliver on commitments
  • Organized and Detail Oriented – ability to develop comprehensive execution plans to deliver on market growth strategy
  • Responsive & Change Oriented—drives the company’s need for inorganic market growth guided by strategy and changing market dynamics
  • Effectively Communicates – delivers messages that foster buy-in and engagement and clearly articulates objectives and strategies
  • Embodies GPC Values – breaks down silos to drive more efficient execution and creates an environment in which taking responsibility and accountability is recognized


  • Works with cross-functional teams to coordinate and execute all activities to enable a successful store opening including tracking and reporting, particularly pre- and post-opening coordination with Store Operations leadership.
  • Effectively collaborate with multiple internal teams and stakeholders to drive execution activities to ensure alignment, coordination, and open communication.
  • Execute the playbook to drive all store opening critical path and timelines for each of their assigned projects including key milestones, deliverables, and task owners
  • Drive innovative solutions to ensure store readiness and sales success.
  • Ensure an ongoing focus on improving processes and tools to ensure all projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and with high quality.
  • Consistently prioritize work and maintain a high degree of flexibility to maximize productivity and results.
  • Analyze success factors from prior openings, communicate results, and adapt as necessary.
  • Produce weekly status report on all projects, track all project stages.
  • Track all expenses and reporting on progress relative to budget for all store opening activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field;
  • 5+ years of experience in project management, with a focus on delivering results across functions in a retail / distribution business.
  • A history of developing and driving go to market strategies for retail, distribution, or like businesses.
  • Proven track record driving complex initiatives to timely and successful conclusions through highly effective communication, presentation, and collaboration skills across all levels of leadership. 
  • Demonstrates ability to develop new ways of thinking and processes to support change management.
  • Strong cross-functional project management and organizational skills with proven problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong financial acumen with experience in budget management.

Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

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