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Retail Ops/Sales Summer Intern in Richmond, VA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 5/18/2019

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Job Description

Position Overview:

Dates: May 20 - July 26, 2019

Advance Auto Parts isn’t just your local auto parts store. We are the leading competitor in the auto parts industry. We are always looking for ways to better our strategies and broaden our horizons; which is why we are excited to build a diverse team of interns. This 10 week paid internship will provide hands on experience in retail and B2B sales, customer service, inventory management, and leadership.  Another component of the internship is being paired with an experienced mentor who will help guide your experience as you move through a series of rotations focused on learning different aspects of Advanced Auto Parts business.

This isn’t a job shadow opportunity, this internship is the chance to get involved, contribute and truly experience being part of a great team. During your 10 week internship you will experience a fast paced culture, working on a team focused on growing the business every day. You’ll also have the opportunity to:

•        Gain understanding of dynamics in an aftermarket auto retailer

•        Understand a store P&L

•        Provide best in class customer service to DIY and professional customers

•        Understand inventory management and in store merchandising

•        Learn how to analyze data and leverage selling tools to grow sales and profit

•        Build strong networks with leaders across the organization

•        Develop leadership and influencing skills

•        Interact with our top executive staff members for your final project presentation

In order to be successful in an AAP Intern role, you must possess strong interpersonal, planning and organizational skills along with a strong sense of commitment. You must have a desire for continuous improvement and take initiative in your personal development and job responsibilities.

Position Requirements:

Undergraduate student in an accredited college/university, preferably, but limited to the status of a Junior or Senior. Valid driver’s license in good standing as well as access to a vehicle; effective oral and written communication skills (Spanish is a plus)

Position Demands: 

Driving a company vehicle and passing a MVR may be required.  Ability to lift and carry items weighing as much as 50 lbs., ability to climb, stoop, kneel, push and pull. Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions and create solutions and methodologies and implement them. Capable of multi-tasking and working in a fast paced environment.