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District Manager

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Job Category Management Brand NAPA Auto Parts
Job ID 316984 Status Full-Time
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We are a Parts Store and SO much more and we are looking for even more great talent to join our NAPA family! Our NAPA Brand is known around the world for having KNOW HOW and now we are looking for a talent who has the KNOW HOW to drive operational excellence of NAPA District Retail Stores and serve as a NAPA District Manager!

As a District Manager, you will have the opportunity to create an impact in NAPA District retail stores to impact growth, sales/profit, and inventory turnover quota to help NAPA achieve optimum return on investments. We are looking for a talent to develop district-level strategies to achieve each store’s financial, operational and customer-service goals, while addressing each store’s unique strengths and challenges. We also need for this talent to be able to motivate, coach and strengthen Store Managers and store employees along with serving as a resource across the district!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work with DC management to help analyze and manage operating expenses, effective store processes in the stores to achieve district financial objectives and quotas.
  • Lead Sales strategy and growth for the District with Major Account, Wholesale and Retail customers.
  • Build and maintain relationships with customer base.
  • Manage district inventory, delivery fleet and other physical assets for greatest return.
  • Oversee class returns, processes for bad checks, and reconcile accounts.
  • Lead the store implementation of asset protection and safety programs and monitor accuracy of the fixed asset listing.
  • Review and interpret district financial and operating information with the DC management team, keeping management apprised of issues, progress and results.
  • Provide accurate and timely financial projections for the district.
  • Develop and prepare ad-hoc financial / business reports and assures payables are correctly applied and coded.
  • Manage the store inventory paperwork process & write-offs through the Distribution Center
  • Monitor gross profit and work with Pricing to identify margin opportunities.
  • Manage head count and payroll budgets.
  • Oversee and negotiate store service contracts that are not managed by the DC. Provides DC information needed for the store service contract negotiations.
  • Provide operational guidance and support to store managers and schedule store employee training.

This is the right opportunity for you if you:

  • Love the hustle – Our Retail Stores are busy places, so we need you to have a sense of urgency in everything that you do!
  • Be a solution focused leader and able to pivot when changes are needed!
  • Are operationally focused, but care about Employee engagement and development
  • Have a constant eye on Sales and Profit Quota
  • Want to join a team where you can learn and grow your career – the opportunities are endless at NAPA!

What you’ll need: 

  • A four-year business-related degree or equivalent business experience required.
  • 2-5 years of store operations experience. *Retail would be great, but not a deal breaker if you do not have this
  • P & L analysis experience.
  • Sales driven and customer focused.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and leverage technology to communicate and be effective.
  • Effective written/verbal communication skills and strong analytical/problem solving skills.

What’s in it for you:

  • Awesome people and brand
  • Competitive Pay
  • Outstanding health benefits and 401K
  • Stable company. Fortune 200 with a “family” feel
  • A Culture of promotion from within, using your creativity, finding solutions/fixes, and where no 2 days or career paths are the same!
  • Great training, and ongoing development with support from multiple leaders/your team

If this role sounds like a fit, please check out our many amazing stories of NAPA employees who found their perfect lane here at NAPA.  What moves you? NAPA Employee Stories.  We want you to have all the information that you need to make sure that this is a fit for you! Our hopes are that these stories either excite you to apply or maybe not so much. Either way we appreciate you stopping by today!

Next Steps:

Please apply if you think this is a great fit for you and we will be in touch! If you decide that this role is not for you, please check out some of our other great careers by visiting NAPAautojobs.com

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