Tentative Schedule: This is a full-time opportunity; Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Associate Product Specialist - Backroom will assist the Backroom Product Managers in maximizing the performance of all Backroom lines. This will include involvement in product selection, line reviews, advertising and marketing, inventory maintenance, returns analysis, and supplier negotiations. Other duties within this role include working closely the Backroom Product Managers to set objectives necessary for continued profitable growth of OReilly Auto Parts.
Essential Job Functions
Perform category analysis (unit sales trends, dollar sales trends, GP dollar trends, GP% trends, product mix), and present recommendations to the Product Manager and Director.
Assist Backroom Product Managers with promotional planning and execution.
Communicate with stores and/or other departments as needed to ensure flawless execution of merchandising projects (price changes, program changes, internal systems updates, product script reviews, product alerts, etc).
Interact with all departments affecting the flow of goods (i.e., Purchasing, Accounting, Store Operations, Distribution Center Operations, Sales, Marketing/Advertising, Inventory Control, Pricing).
Make recommendations for strategic business plans using extensive information, from internal reports to supplier negotiations and discussions to industry publications.
Skills and Qualifications
B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, or 5+ years of equivalent automotive retail experience.
Strong grasp of accounting principles and financial performance metrics.
Excellent communication, negotiation, and organizational skills.
Self-motivated, analytical, and committed to Excellent Customer Service.
Strong skills in Microsoft Excel as a tool for data analysis
Previous experience in the automotive aftermarket preferred.
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