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Product Manager- Auto Parts

Kelly Services

Franklin, TN 37065
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**Kelly Services is actively seeking a Product Manager - Specializing in Auto Parts for a growing company located in Franklin, TN.**

**This is a DIRECT HIRE position with full benefits!**

Product Manager - Auto Parts

**Job Summary**

Overall responsibility for defining, establishing, and managing every aspect of aftersales product category portfolios for special projects including product determination, vendor selection & management, sales & marketing, promotion, application coverage, forecasting, product pricing and product training. Manages and maintains all associated product content, creative, photography, cataloging, and application coverage data for the product portfolio. Responsible for revenues and profitability of product portfolio. Coordinates Purchasing and Quality Teams to define product attributes, features & benefits, market position, and requirements to bring products to market. Performs extensive competitive bench marking and market analysis for product categories managed. Works closely with vendors and establishes terms & conditions to support product category.

**Job Responsibilities**

Identify and launch new parts within defined product portfolio. Define product range and positioning including target quality levels and pricing. Responsible for introduction of product including marketing coordination, launch material, product information, application and catalog content, training, and promotions.

Conduct extensive market and competitor research and benchmarking to establish product category strategy, market pricing, marketing content, sales, and promotional approach.

Creates and maintains short-term and long-range product plan. Develops market and financial case studies to determine the viability of developing new products. Responsible for maintaining product coverage and enhances to existing products.

Defines purchasing strategy and works closely with vendors to establish product coverage, defining a collaborative marketing & sales go to market strategy, logistics and inventory support, and determining supplier commercial terms & conditions, pricing, performance incentives, packaging, and marketing & promotional for supporting product line.

Maintains monthly performance reports for distribution. Develops annual budget and maintains respective budget data for associated sales and marketing programs.

Promotes increased sales through development of product content benefits, coaching and training, and feedback with field personnel and customers for the assigned parts categories.

Manages the development of national sales and marketing initiatives and implements tactics designated to achieve sales and profit objectives by working with vendors, regional and National staff teams, including Finance and Purchasing.

Works within Catalog System to manage, maintain, and update product application information, technical information, part numbering, and product coverage information.

Assist Brand Team with Brand direction by Product Category & Customer.

Develops promotion and incentive programs for product category.

Coordinates the administration, maintenance, and updating of designed product lines catalogues, brochures, web-site information, etc. Updates program information and application charts.

Acts as the "subject matter expert for questions or concerns relating to product category; includes vehicle applications, product questions, shipment status, promotions, and vendor coordination.

**Minimum Qualifications**

Five + years of working experience with product development, market research, customer product expectations, **automotive parts product experience** . Knowledge of automotive vehicle systems and parts applications. Understanding of product technical attributes and characteristics. Working directly with product vendors to design, development, and creative marketing for new product programs. Similar product portfolio management background.

Bachelor Degree in a related Marketing, Sales Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or Program Management discipline. MBA preferred.

Advanced user of Excel and/or Access database software.

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position ( at ) however your resume must be received. Due to the high volume of responses anticipated, only qualified candidates will be contacted

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

At Kelly
Services , we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune
100 companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access
the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect
with Kelly.

**AboutKelly Services** ****

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people
around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of
talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,
Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is
committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity
is The Law.
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