Parts Manager - Laredo, TX

French Ellison Truck Center, located in Laredo, TX is looking for a talented individual to take on the Parts Manager position. This position is ideal for those who enjoy working in a busy, professional environment. Excellent benefits offered. CSM values their employees and strives to offer opportunities for professional growth!


  • Directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Branch Parts Department
  • Ensures the strategic and operating goals and objectives of the Parts Department are met while meeting established profit targets

Primary Duties:

  • Prepares operating and capital budgets for the Parts department, reviews on a regular basis and takes corrective action as needed
  • The Parts Manager develops and implements an effective sales and marketing plan which meets department sales and profit targets while supporting company goals and objectives
  • Consistently performs external environmental scans of truck parts market and adjust sales and marketing strategy accordingly to meet target goals and objectives
  • Manages and controls the parts inventory level, ensuring an adequate inventory and efficient use of warehouse space
  • Reviews department expenditures for accuracy, reconciles with vendor statements and provides payment authority
  • Develops and maintains knowledge base of the retail and wholesale truck parts market
  • Establishes and fosters relationships with outside sales representatives, vendors and parts suppliers
  • Promotes effective communication between department and all other Branch departments to best serve customers’ needs
  • Reviews vendor products, determines which lines to carry and negotiates profit margin
  • Analyzes sales territory and customer purchase trends to develop effective strategies to build parts route sales base and overall profitability
  • Interviews and hires parts department personnel
  • Monitors computer inventory system for high and low usage items to optimize warehouse parts storage
  • Trains and appraises parts employees to ensure acceptable productivity and adherence to company goals and policies
  • Associate's degree (AA) in a technical field or comparable work experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 - 5 years heavy duty parts sales or related experience with supervisory experience preferred
  • Management skills to include strategic plan development, decision making abilities and program implementation
  • Ability to display extensive product knowledge to customer and staff to assist with purchase decisions
  • Supervisory skills in coaching, training and motivating subordinates to reach established department goals
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and results driven
  • Ability to prioritize and handle numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work well under pressure while assisting a wide variety of customers (both internal and external) and fostering relationships with key industry contacts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer, mathematical and customer service skills
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop and lift/move up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Ability to work in a dealership environment to include 8 - 12 hour days with frequent exposure to weather elements
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