Category Management, Executive Management, Market Research
4 Year Degree
ABOUT US: Since 1977, 'Auto Accessories of America' is a premier manufacturer and distributor of interiors, parts and accessories for the automotive aftermarket. Our brands include 'Auto Accessories of America' (Since 1977), 'Corvette America' (Since 1977), 'Mr. Mustang' (Since 1975), Onyx Covers (Since 1983), 'Classic Fit Covers', 'Classic Car Dashes' and 'Mustang America'.
LOCATION: 30 minutes from Penn State University (State College, PA)
Physical Address: 100 Classic Car Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position reports directly to the President & CEO
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK PERFORMED:
The Director of Product & Supply Chain is responsible for leading product management, inventory management and supply chain to ensure alignment with corporate goals for quality, profitability and cash flow.
Develop and measure KPI’s to meet departmental goals and objectives.
Provide weekly updates regarding departmental activities and achievements.
Drive product strategy and mange product roadmap
Identify potential products for development through market research, competitive analysis, margin analysis and gap analysis
Responsible for adding profitable in-demand products to our portfolio
Maintain, curate and develop as necessary all PDI (Product, Data & Imaging) required to drive eCommerce sales (i.e. Features / Benefits, ACES & PIES, MSDS, Installation Instructions, etc.)
Lead ongoing price/cost reviews to drive growth among B2B and B2C customers utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs and forecasting volume
Ensure new SKU’s are published for sale across all departments (i.e. Marketing, Sales, etc.)
Assist in catalog development
Manage ABCD Inventory Classifications to maintain adequate stocking levels and achieve best-in-class service levels without being overstocked
Maintain strict controls over purchasing to control spending and inventory levels
Investigate ROI viability of new equipment proposals and oversee purchases of equipment
Maintain accurate BOM’s for all SKU’s
Review / Approve purchasing invoices for payment.
Coordinate wire transfers for international suppliers with Finance
Participate in weekly Material Review Board meetings to discuss potential problems with products and raw material, and then determine resolution.
Negotiate and monitor Freight (parcel and LTL) contracts
Manage relationships with vendors, suppliers and third-party brokers.
Manage RFQ process to drive continual improvement and profitability.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain management or related field
Minimum 5 years automotive experience in either Supply chain or product management (preferably in the aftermarket)
Demonstrated success developing and launching profitable product lines
Excellent Data Management Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Excel: Ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate proficiency with analyzing large sets of data using formulas such as VLOOKUP, logical tests and pivot tables
PowerPoint: Develop and deliver board level presentations
Word & Outlook: Excellent written communication
Project: Some complex development projects may require the use of GANTT charts and timeline management
Strong negotiation skills
Experience managing an international supply chain (Experience in Asia a plus)
Knowledge of automotive products, brands and terminology
Experience working in an AS400 Environment a plus
Light international travel as required
Positive attitude and excellent teamwork skills with proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Subject to prolonged periods of utilizing computers. Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, squat, and lift or move up to 15 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS: Works in a well-lighted, temperature-controlled environment. The position is subject to repetitive motions of the fingers, hands, wrists and arms.
About Auto Accessories of America - Since 1977
Since 1977, 'Auto Accessories of America' is a premier manufacturer and distributor of interiors, parts and accessories for the automotive aftermarket. Our brands include 'Auto Accessories of America' (Since 1977), 'Corvette America' (Since 1977), 'Mr. Mustang' (Since 1975), Onyx Covers (Since 1983), 'Classic Fit Covers', 'Classic Car Dashes' and 'Mustang America'.