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Job Title: 

Product Manager

 

Work Location:

Loris, SC

Position Overview:

The Product Manager is responsible for managing products as assigned by the Director of Product Management. This includes managing the product throughout the product lifecycle, gathering product and customer requirements, defining the product objectives, and working closely with the factories to deliver new products. The Assistant Product Manager also will be working with sales, marketing, and the factory to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Assistant Product Manager must be a subject matter expert on their products including competitors, technical requirements and market activity.

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform product line research and project management for market demand pricing and the competitive environment
  • Create and present for approval a strategic product plan that includes a strategic assessment, competitive overview, strategic goals, portfolio analysis, and action plans for each product line on an annual basis.
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition for assigned product lines and the subject matter expert for assigned products
  • Actively develop sales tools and marketing materials to support the product
  • Recommend new product additions to product lines with supporting research
  • Supervise and train Assistant Product Managers assigned to the Product Managers area
  • Train sales and marketing organization on new and existing products
  • Actively communicate with regular reporting the status of projects to all stakeholders; including senior management and cross-functional teams
  • Create special analysis and reports to support new customer proposals
  • Work with the factory to reduce/eliminate product quality issues and identify cost reduction and value improvement opportunities
  • Plan product exhibits and displays and participate in trade show support and representation when needed
  • Initiate the setup of new parts with the Catalog and Data Specialist and Supply Chain Department
  • Responsible for collecting product interchange, drawings, packaging data
  • Coordinate the product launch process; including technical support to marketing for promotional material and packaging requirements
  • Interact with sales force and customers as necessary to accomplish responsibilities
  • Utilize tools such as AllData to research OEM information and data for date range expansion opportunities
  • Analyze product line sales and develop relevant reports and analysis for management on a regular reporting cycle
  • Support marketing with new product and now in stock announcements
  • Develop financial sales and profitability goals for assigned product lines
  • Recommend pricing for new and existing products based on Company standards
  • Developing and publish accurate and efficient SOPs for areas of responsibility
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customer, suppliers, and industry trade association partners to facilitate the collection and dissemination of high-quality product data and promote assigned product lines

 Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or marketing, Automotive with 5+ years’ experience or equivalent experience and education
  • Mechanical aptitude and a general understanding of automotive parts
  • Excellent project management, organization and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and people skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Customer service skills and orientation
  • Decision Making
  • Initiative
  • Supervisory skills
  • Inventory Control Knowledge
  • Ability to travel (20%)
  • Mathematical Aptitude
  • Ability to negotiate successfully
  • High proficiency with office productivity software; particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Google tools

Job Title: 

Social Media Specialist

Organizational Alignment:    Reports directly to the Manager of Marketing

Work Location:

Loris, SC

Position Overview

We are looking for a creative individual to assist in the marketing department of a fast-growing, automotive aftermarket product company. Duties would include product photography, manage social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities, and monitoring these platforms, website graphics management and creative ideas. Also trade show booth design and set up. You must be able to work as a team in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience using Photoshop.
  • Experience using Fireworks.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience using Illustrator.
  • Basic camera/photography knowledge and skills.
  • Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing. Marketing degree is welcomed but not required with relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media.
  • Proficient in content marketing theory and application.
  • Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing.
  • Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to analytical side, able to demonstrate why their ideas are analytically sound.
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  • Maintains excellent writing and language skills.
  • Enjoys a working knowledge of the blogging ecosystem relevant to the automotive field.
  • Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format.
  • Exceeds at building and maintaining sales relationships, online and off.
  • Practices superior time management.
  • Is a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management).
  • Makes evident good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research and Google Analytics. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of “Search and Social.”
  • Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with WordPress.
  • Demonstrates winning Social Customer Service techniques such as empathy, patience, advocacy and conflict resolution.
  • Possesses great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situation and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in web design.
  • Must be flexible, adaptable, and capable of multi-tasking as changing priorities require.
  • Stress tolerance level high with ability to stay calm during tense situations.
  • Interest in the Automotive Industry would be a plus.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs
  • Must provide a Portfolio / Body of Work

Responsibilities

 SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Manage social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
    • Develop relevant content topics to reach the company’s target customers.
    • Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written).
    • Monitor, listen and respond to users in a “Social” way while cultivating leads and sales.
    • Conduct online advocacy and open a stream for cross-promotions.
    • Develop and expand community and/or influencer outreach efforts.
    • Oversee design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, banners etc.).
    • Design, create and manage promotions and Social ad campaigns.
    • Manage efforts in building online reviews and reputation. Monitor online reviews and respond to each review.
    • Analyze key metrics and tweak strategy as needed.
    • Compile monthly reports for management showing results (ROI).
  • Become an advocate for the company in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate ability to map out a comprehensive marketing plan. Drive strategies that are proven by testing and metrics.
  • Develop organizational elements in order to implement a proactive process for capturing happy, loyal customer online reviews.
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
  • Implement ongoing education to remain highly effective.
  • Identify threats and opportunities in user-generated content surrounding the company. Report notable threats to appropriate management.
  • Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising social media, content marketing, SEO and social advertising campaigns.
  • Monitor effective benchmarks (Best Practices) for measuring the impact of social media campaigns. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.

MARKETING/GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Taking product photos, download and send photos to India. Batch process photos in Fireworks and upload to corresponding folders.
  • Design creative web banners and graphics for our websites. Keep these updated and fresh.
  • Assisting in the design and set up of the AAPEX annual trade show booth and smaller trade show displays.
  • Monthly meetings with Marketing, Sales and Management to discuss new ideas.

Job Title: 

Demand & Supply Planner

Organizational Alignment:                                                                                                                        

Reports directly to Manager of Supply Chain & Logistics

Work Location:

Loris, SC

Position Overview:

Demand: Analyze historical sales data per product category and develop a forecast that supports the future sales requirements.

Supply: Optimize the balance of inventory across the Supply Chain network in line with target customer service levels, forecast accuracy and safety stock targets for the allocated portfolio of SKU’s for which she/he is accountable.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a 12-month rolling demand plan/sales forecast for assigned customer(s)
  • Support the supply chain forecast by analyzing the pipeline with internal Demand Planning model (SMOOTHIE) and place PO’s with supplier(s) as needed
  • Update Ladder Plan weekly and complete all necessary analysis for inventory gaps and fill rate issues
  • Update and maintain SMOOTHIE database
  • Follow-up on all PO’s to ensure on-time delivery and accuracy of open PO quantities
  • Create PO’s in ERP system (Sage) and update ETA dates weekly
  • Anticipate out of stocks and create recovery plans
  • Packaging box(es) and bag ordering for managed product line
  • Analyze and report on SKU’s selling lower than anticipated
  • Analyze and report on SKU’s selling more than anticipated
  • Maintain forecasting database with POS data and China Warehouse Stock
  • Work with sales team and Manager to coordinate implementation of projects such as promotions and liquidation
  • Prepare and publish monthly forecast accuracy reports to communicate significant variance to plan
  • Update and publish required reports
  • Provide ad hoc data analysis, data pulls and reporting to support the overall supply chain as needed
  • Participate in product availability meetings to ensure product development, supply chain and sales teams are communicating the status of upcoming product launches and product delays/issues
  • Attend weekly China video conference calls and work with suppliers on a daily basis
  • Conduct monthly CPFR & Demand Planning calls with the customer
  • Possible temporary travel to China, as needed, for new product rollouts and new projects

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Preferably in Business, Math or Analytics
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Access
  • Advanced Excel skills (VLOOKUPS, PIVOT Tables, IF Statements, etc)
  • 2+ years Supply Chain experience
  • 1+ years Forecasting or Demand Planning experience; preferably with a large Retail customer
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Numerical Comprehension
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Bilingual in Mandarin a plus; preferred but not required

Position Overview:

The Assistant Product Manager is responsible for managing products as assigned by the Director of Product Management. This includes managing the product throughout the product lifecycle, gathering product and customer requirements, defining the product objectives, and working closely with the factories to deliver new products. The Assistant Product Manager also will be working with sales, marketing, and the factory to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Assistant Product Manager must be a subject matter expert on their products including competitors, technical requirements and market activity.
General Responsibilities:

  • Perform product line research and project management for market demand pricing and the competitive environment
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition for assigned product lines and the subject matter expert for assigned products
  • Contributes to the development of sales tools and collateral materials to support the product
  • Recommend new product additions to product lines with supporting research
  • Assist in training sales and marketing organization on new and existing products
  • Work with the factory to reduce/eliminate product quality issues and identify cost reduction and value improvement opportunities
  • Contribute to and participate in trade show support and representation when needed
  • Initiate the setup of new parts with the Catalog and Data Specialist and Supply Chain Department
  • Help coordinate product launch; including technical support to marketing for promotional material and packaging requirements
  • Interact with sales force and customers as necessary to accomplish responsibilities
  • Utilize tools such as AllData to research OEM information and data for date range expansion opportunities
  • Analyze product line sales and develop relevant reports and analysis for management
  • Recommend marketing actions to accelerate product sales
  • Review slow movers recommending actions to improve sales and recommend products to phase out
  • Supervise first sample quality approvals
  • Support marketing with new product and now in stock announcements
  • Assist in development of sales and profit goals for assigned product lines
  • Assist the Product Management team in developing accurate and efficient SOP for the department.
  • Assists the Catalog and Data Administrator in maintaining samples in the sample room and keep Sage 100 sample location data accurate.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customer, supplier, and industry trade association partners to facilitate the collection and dissemination of high-quality product data and promote assigned product lines
  • Assist the Director of Product Management with product quality issues, quality improvement efforts, and management of the product quarantine process.

Qualifications:

  • Mechanical aptitude and general understanding of automotive parts
  • Successful experience working with a project team
  • Excellent project management, organization and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Customer service skills and orientation
  • Decision Making
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal – People skills
  • Inventory Control Knowledge
  • Project & People Management Skills
  • Mathematical Aptitude
  • Ability to negotiate successfully

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or marketing, Automotive with 5+ years’ experience or equivalent experience and education

Open Positions for Tabor City, NC

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Job Title: 

Part-Time DC Fulfillment Center Warehouse Associate

Organizational Alignment:

Reports directly to the specific work team area lead Supervisor

Position Overview:

The DC Fulfillment Center Warehouse Associate is responsible for performing various work task duties in support of successfully processing of customer orders correctly and on time.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs material handling (including, but not limited to: receiving, unloading, stocking shelves and performing inventory cycle counts), order picking, packing and shipping using modern and sophisticated distribution methods and work processes.
  • Performs work tasks in compliance with standard operating procedures while ensuring the work is done within the required performance metrics and to the expected level of quality.
  • Embraces cross training activities that promotes a flexible work force capable of shifting to meet the labor demands of the DC operation.
  • Tracks and records daily work performance achievements within the Labor Tracker Metrics System.
  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives guided towards achieving higher levels of efficiency.
  • Observes and complies with company established rules and policies that ensure a safe and productive work environment for everyone.
  • Maintains a clean and safe workplace by ensuring compliance standards are met and PPE is always adhered to.
  • Operates all powered industrial trucks and equipment in a manner that ensures the safety of the operator and that of others working in and around the same areas.
  • Understands the importance of an acceptable attendance record and makes best efforts to limit their impacts and disruptions to the operations due to excessive absences.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Modern DC Fulfillment warehouse facility utilizing various styles and types of equipment and technology to ensure efficient, accurate and timely processing of customer orders.
  • High level of automation and mechanized material handling equipment
  • The company emphasizes quality, safety, and accuracy over just speed.
  • Physical requirements – Significant standing, walking through the warehouse, and consistent lifting (up to 50 Lbs.) of products is required. Use of carton knifes, taping equipment, automated strappers, pallet wrappers, carts, and various other small hand tools.

Education and/or Work/Skill Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum one to three years direct warehouse experience in a fast-paced manufacturing or distribution environment where small parcel and LTL/LT customer order processing occurs
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong computer and technology usage skills required
  • Familiarity with distribution software systems highly preferred
  • Strong communication, both written and verbal with equally strong interpersonal skills required

Job Description

What does a Shipping Clerk do?

Shipping Clerks ensure customers receive accurate orders in a timely manner. Shipping Clerks monitor merchandise leaving a company’s storage room or warehouse and ensure all related documents, such as shipping documents, invoices, and purchase orders, are in order. Shipping Clerks ensure products are properly packed and organized for safe shipment. Shipping Clerks are also responsible for cleaning, organizing, and labeling products in the warehouse or storage room.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and print shipping labels corresponding to shipping needs
  • Assemble and fill boxes and other cartons with items that need to be shipped
  • Affix proper postage to each package in preparation for shipping
  • Track inventory and report any shortages to distribution team so we can update the website
  • Process orders based on the buyer’s preferred shipping system (e.g. USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.)
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area and update supplies as needed

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1+ years of Shipping Experience required
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite; Sage 100 or like system
  • Must be able to Lift 20-50 lbs

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • Performs material handling (including, but not limited to: receiving, unloading, stocking shelves and performing inventory cycle counts), order picking, packing and shipping using modern and sophisticated distribution methods and work processes.
  • Performs work tasks in compliance with standard operating procedures while ensuring the work is done within the required performance metrics and to the expected level of quality.
  • Embraces cross training activities that promotes a flexible work force capable of shifting to meet the labor demands of the DC operation.
  • Tracks and records daily work performance achievements within the Labor Tracker Metrics System.
  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives guided towards achieving higher levels of efficiency.
  • Observes and complies with company established rules and policies that ensure a safe and productive work environment for everyone.
  • Maintains a clean and safe workplace by ensuring compliance standards are met and PPE is always adhered to.
  • Operates all powered industrial trucks and equipment in a manner that ensures the safety of the operator and that of others working in and around the same areas.
  • Understands the importance of an acceptable attendance record and makes best efforts to limit their impacts and disruptions to the operations due to excessive absences.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Modern DC Fulfillment warehouse facility utilizing various styles and types of equipment and technology to ensure efficient, accurate and timely processing of customer orders.
  • High level of automation and mechanized material handling equipment
  • The company emphasizes quality, safety, and accuracy over just speed.
  • Physical requirements – Significant standing, walking through the warehouse, and consistent lifting (up to 50 Lbs.) of products is required. Use of carton knifes, taping equipment, automated strappers, pallet wrappers, carts, and various other small hand tools.

*Education and/or Work/Skill Experience:

*

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum one to three years direct warehouse experience in a fast-paced manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Minimum one to three years Forklift/Cherry Picker experience
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong computer and technology usage skills required
  • Familiarity with distribution software systems highly preferred
  • Strong communication, both written and verbal with equally strong interpersonal skills required

Open Positions for Mullins, SC

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Job Title: 

DC Fulfillment Center Warehouse Associate

Organizational Alignment:

Reports directly to the specific work team area lead Supervisor

Position Overview:

The DC Fulfillment Center Warehouse Associate is responsible for performing various work task duties in support of successfully processing of customer orders correctly and on time.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs material handling (including, but not limited to receiving, unloading, stocking shelves and performing inventory cycle counts), order picking, packing and shipping using modern and sophisticated distribution methods and work processes
  • Performs work tasks in compliance with standard operating procedures while ensuring the work is done within the required performance metrics and to the expected level of quality
  • Embraces cross training activities that promotes a flexible work force capable of shifting to meet the labor demands of the DC operation
  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives guided towards achieving higher levels of efficiency
  • Observes and complies with company established rules and policies that ensure a safe and productive work environment for everyone
  • Maintains a clean and safe workplace by ensuring compliance standards are met and PPE is always adhered too
  • Operates all powered industrial trucks and equipment in a manner that ensures the safety of the operator and that of others working in and around the same areas
  • Understands the importance of an acceptable attendance record and makes best efforts limit their impacts and disruptions to the operations due to excessive absences

Perform additional duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Modern DC Fulfillment warehouse facility utilizing various styles and types of equipment and technology to ensure efficient, accurate and timely processing of customer orders
  • High level of automation and mechanized material handling equipment
  • The company emphasizes quality, safety, and accuracy over just speed
  • Physical requirements – Significant standing, walking through the warehouse, and consistent lifting (up to 50 Lbs.) of products is required. Use of carton knifes, taping equipment, automated strappers, pallet wrappers, carts, and various other small hand tools

Education and/or Work/Skill Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Minimum one to three years direct warehouse experience in a fast-paced manufacturing or distribution environment where small parcel and LTL/LT customer order processing occurs
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong computer and technology usage skills required
  • Familiarity with distribution software systems highly preferred
  • Strong communication, both written and verbal with equally strong interpersonal skills required
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