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Director - Product Information Management in Roanoke, VA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

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The Director of Product Information Management leads the team responsible for the acquisition, creation, maintenance, and resulting user experience of product-specific content, product-specific digital assets, product-specific cataloging, and cross-banner product cross-referencing. The Director works with the team to ensure the appropriate business acumen and knowledge of this area is shared with various stakeholders.  The Director is knowledgeable of AAP’s strategies and drives and develops the product data management strategy to ensure alignment.  For clarity, this position is not responsible for fitment-specific content, fitment-specific digital assets, and fitment-specific cataloging, which are the responsibility of the Director of Catalog and Interchange.

This position builds strong cross-functional and collaborative relationships with the Merchandising, Cataloging, Inventory, Supply Chain, Marketing, Professional e-commerce, and Store Process and System leadership teams and other business partners across all banners of the enterprise. The position must fully understand these strategies and needs to assure alignment, direction and clarity for the Product Content team.  High level of initiative, and communication skills are needed in order to simultaneously manage multiple processes and communicate effectively to the business teams.

The Director also provides coaching, mentoring, training and guidance to team members as necessary. The role is the process owner for item master data.  The role requires a comprehensive understanding of how customers and team members utilize content data to make purchase decisions.