AAM’s Engine Parts Product Manager will develop and execute our private brand product strategies to maximize return on inventory investment, generate measurable sales growth, manage inventory turns, and position our products to generate demonstrable value to our customers. This position will be responsible for evaluating, sourcing, and ongoing product management of engine parts for domestic and import vehicles, diesel engine parts, high performance engine applications as well as parts for heavy duty, agricultural and other special application engine parts. This is a fast-paced and diverse role interfacing with domestic and global supplier partners, technology and data cataloging, and other team functions to deliver high quality products and services to our customers around the world at the best value.
This position will be responsible for working closely with AAM member warehouse distributors, supplier partners, management, and marketing team members to ensure continuous progress in product offerings and product presentation aligning with the needs of shops and the company’s strategic goals. You will report to AAM’s Vice President- Engine Pro.
Develop and lead the implementation of product and channel strategy for engine parts including market analysis, opportunity forecast, ROI Forecast, product line definition, value proposition and marketing strategy, supplier development, cataloging, stocking strategies, sales training, and achievement of revenue goals.
Manage the complete product life cycle for all skus within the product line - Development, Launch, Expansion, Modification, and Discontinuation.
Conduct and maintain OEM and competitor research for product trend and product gap analysis.
Maintain automotive part interchanges for all key competitor part numbers.
Work with management to ensure company revenue and purchasing goals are met while ensuring customer satisfaction.
Work with marketing services, operations, distribution, and outside vendors to develop packaging that is cost effective and appropriate for product lines.
Work with management to set product pricing and ensure that Gross Profit targets are achieved.
Report monthly on sales performance for product lines. Explain positive/negative variances and suggest actions to correct negative sales variances.
WHO WE ARE:
The AAM Group is a rapidly growing company offering an exciting place to work with excellent opportunities for career development. We are the largest program distribution group within the specialty automotive aftermarket (SEMA market) and have just entered the engine parts industry segment. We are a 35-year-old company headquartered in Piney Flats, Tennessee which leads our industry segments in technologies and unique reservices and resources.
College degree a plus.
Proven success building and executing product strategies that align to strategic initiatives, including strong new product ideation and introduction / launch experience.
Experience managing brand(s), including private label, conducting line reviews, and managing product lifecycle.
Demonstrated ability to identify new areas of product and service opportunity through market research and understanding of customer needs.
Customer-focused mindset to create best customer experience.
Experienced in establishing and managing revenue and gross margin goals.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Innovative thinking and creative problem solving.
Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Collaborative and cross-functional
High level of integrity and ethics
Self-Motivated and results driven
Approximately 5% of time to attend membership meetings and trade shows.
We are a 29 year old company that consistently leads our industry in innovation and value creation. You’ll join team members who love working together, and participate in our rapidly evolving marketing programs.