Parts Manager

The Parts Manager is responsible for running a profitable and efficient parts department. They are responsible for the proper purchasing and inventory control of automotive parts. They oversse and manage parts staff. Parts managers help to ensure the efficiency and productivity of the store’s service and repair operations. They also use sales and marketing skills to increase revenue by selling parts to customers.

Skills

  • Able to work under pressure

  • Able-bodied

  • Effective interacting with others

  • Interested in mentoring others

  • Resourceful

Personality Traits

  • Creative

  • Extroverted

  • Fond of helping others

  • Organised

  • Patient with others

Salary range

Low

$45,000

Median

$55,000

High

$85,000

Career Roadmap

  • 1

    Certified Apprentice OR Prior Automotive Industry Experience (Entry Level Position)

  • 2

    Parts and Warehousing Person (Intermediate/Mid-Level Position)

  • 3

    Certified Parts Person - Red Seal Certification (Advanced/Senior Level Position)

  • 4

    Parts Person 2 and 3 Certified - Red Seal (Advancement)

Keys to Success

  • Post-Secondary Technical Training
  • Strong knowledge of automotive equipment parts and accessories with extensive experience in an automotive parts department.
  • Previous management experience.
  • Sales knowledge, ability and experience
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports using a computerized equipment maintenance system.
  • Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • Ability to work constructively with members from all departments within an automotive company.
  • Ability to motivate and train staff.
  • Excellent communication and managerial skills.

Job Training

A Parts Manager requires technical training. Additionally, it requires knowledge and understanding of automobile parts. The following training programs are available.