Director, Independent Operations in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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Career 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:

SUMMARY

The goal of the Director of Operations is to create, implement and improve processes related to Distribution Center availability, product change overs, operations support tools and promotional pricing as it specifically applies to the Independent business of Advance Auto Parts.  This position will work cross functionally with teams in IT, Replenishment, Merchandising, Pricing and Availability to drive sales and profitability for our Independent Store Ownership.   

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Customer Focused and dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with  customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

  • Work cross functionally to create an availability network to support Independent Business needs, which includes leveraging ; DC Mix, Vision, and vendor partners

  • Assist merchandising and inventory team through product transitions process to ensure parts availability

  • Work with Merchandising to develop a communication and execution plan for product changeovers and new products

  • Identify and bring forward product category opportunities

  • Develop a process to streamline merchandising POG process for Independent Stores

  • Develop and lead promotional pricing enhancements to simplify and drive sales and profitability for our Customers and the Enterprise

  • Work cross-functionally with IT to ensure Store Owners have the tools and resources to support their day to day operations

  • Experience using  Exploris, ADIS, and field preferred

     

 

 

Career Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong leadership and ability to drive change management

  • Ability to work cross functionally to create & execute process 

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

  • Ability to understand statistical and analytical concepts as well as communicate them to non-technical audiences

  • Strong strategic / innovative thinker

  • Ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing environment while adhering to tight schedules and budgets

  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects in varying degrees of implementation

  • Ability to cultivate relationships with key stakeholders across functions and levels to achieve business objectives and drive strategic change. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software. Also either proficient/or have the ability to learn Exploris and ADIS

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EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related degree

  • 5-7 minimum years of experience in Category Management, Vendor Relations, Negotiations, Financial Literacy/Pricing

  • Field and/or Customer facing experience

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Project Management PMP Certification preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.