Assistant Store Manager in Menomonie, WI at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



What is an Assistant Store Manager?

Professional level sales and entry level management position capable of supporting basic and advance functions on both sides of the business.  The role has knowledge of store systems, advance automotive system knowledge and part knowledge, and has ability for identification, trouble shooting and project assistance for DIY customers.   The role has in-depth knowledge of the store inventory and maintenance processes.  The role owns responsibility for maintaining company standards around operating and product processes. AGM role is a developmental position to the General Manager role.  The time in role should minimally be 9 months and is not recommended to exceed 2 years.   AGMs will participate in the GM development program. AGMs must have the ability to work in multiple store within the district, region, and area based on business needs (vacancies, inventories, etc.).  Position is only full time.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide GAS2 selling experience for DIY and DIFM customers
  • Achieve personal / store sales goals and service objectives
  • Manage DIY services including battery installation, testing, wiper installs, etc.
  • Ensure high standards of customer service including prompt handling of any complaints for product and operational standards
  • Manager on duty responsibilities (touch base/coaching, floor/phone mgmt., task assignment and completion, safety, open/close duties)
  • Weekly scheduling process



Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assist in backing up operations of commercial delivery program
  • Provide DIY services including battery installation, testing, wiper installs, etc.
  • Success Factors
  • Friendly communication
  • Ability to locate and stock parts
  • Safety knowledge and skills
  • Parts and automotive system knowledge skills
  • ASE P2 certified or ASE ready equivalent
  • Ability to execute and train advanced solution, project and product    quality recommendations
  • Ability to source from numerous places including special order, FDO, second source, etc.
  • Ability to execute and train all store operational processes and procedures, and testing and diagnostic equipment for DIY services
  • Ability to execute and train inventory systems and store equipment
  • Ability to execute and train POS and Parts lookup systems
  • Ability to review and analyze P&L statement 



Essential Job Skills Necessary for Success as an Assistant Store Manager

  • Working knowledge of automotive systems preferred
  • Speak and write English (Spanish a plus); communicate effectively and build strong relationships with customers,peers and upper management
  • Use Microsoft software effectively (Word, Excel required – PowerPoint preferred)
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, percentages, sales increases, and gross profit percent
  • Ability to review and analyze business reports, such as profit and loss statement (P&L)
  • Hold others accountable, inspect work quality and give feedback in a way that is inspiring
  • Ability to work an assortment of days, evenings, and weekends as needed


Prior Experience that Sets an Assistant Store Manager up for Success

  • 2-3 years of experience managing a team of 10 – 20 Team Members in a fast-paced and highly dynamic retail
    environment
  • Successful experience managing profitability; proven financial and business acumen


Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), Bachelor’s degree in business or a related area
    preferred


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • ASE certification preferred, but not required


Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will predominantly be walking or standing. The employee is required to be able to talk and hear, and use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually working inside; however, they will occasionally be outside and exposed to various weather conditions while performing such tasks as installing batteries and wiper blades. The employee is also occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; explosives; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Job Requirements


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.