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Area Parts Manager

Aliases: Parts Manager, Spare Parts Manager

Industry/Sector(s): Automotive


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Area Parts Manager is expected to perform include:

  • Managing and ensuring the movement of spare parts for the assigned area
  • Driving the sales of parts through planning and developing targets for a particular area
  • Organizing spare parts planning and monitoring, including sales records
  • Monitoring the sale and profit of spare parts along with managing the claim settlement across the channel partners
  • Maintaining total customer satisfaction
  • Resolving complete customer queries, issues and complaints on a timely basis
  • Supervising the settlement of warranty claims
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 3, 4
  • It is not a desk job
  • Needs to handle a team of Sales Executives
  • Local travelling maybe a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required​
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, graduate degree/diploma in automotive or mechanical engineering
  • Certified training for Area Parts Manager (programme aligned to ASC/Q 0605 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Basic knowledge of dealers in a particular area and their previous sales pattern
  • Knowledge of how to measure and calculate the previous year’s performance of OEM
  • Skilled in planning targets for the next cycle
  • Knowledge of preparing profit and loss statement
  • Familiarity with the cost price of spare parts and their MRP pricing methodology
  • Basic knowledge of the applicable sales tax and excise duty structure depending on the inter or intrastate transport
  • Knowledge of the minimum stock level required to be maintained
  • Familiarity with storage regulations depending on parts requirement
  • Familiarity with FIFO (First In First Out) method of spare parts movement
  • Knowledge of planning the spare parts availability by calculating the annual and monthly spare parts sales, fast moving and slow moving sales ratio, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of how to monitor the time required to pack spare parts, quality of packaging required and timely delivery
  • Knowledge of packaging guidelines of different types of spare parts
  • Knowledge of the warranty policy applicable to a particular part
  • Knowledge of the technical specifications of various OEM vehicles
  • Basic knowledge of detailed technical and performance specifications of the auto component for various OEM vehicles
  • Familiarity with the software or format used to record Customer Relationship Management (CRM) within the organization
  • Skilled in MS Office and Management Information System 
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • On-the-job training is optional for ASDC Area Parts Manager certificate holders or Post graduate degree/diploma in automotive or mechanical engineering
  • Compulsory on-the-job training for candidates with any other qualification apart from ASDC Area Parts Manager certificate holders or Post graduate degree/diploma
  • Good co-ordination skills
  • Result-oriented
  • Good team management skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

  • ​IIT's across India

  • Amity University
    http://www.amity.edu/amity-insitutions.aspx

  • Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT)
    http://www.nmit.ac.in/​

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
  • http://nscsindia.org/AboutUs.aspx
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://targetstudy.com/courses/diploma-in-mechanical-engineering.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Area Parts Manager → Regional Parts Manager → Country Parts Manager

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 2
  • For new entrants - Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 25,000 to Rs 60,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
  • Some organizations hire new entrants too if candidate is ASDC Area Parts Manager certificate holder or Postgraduate degree/diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering
  • Generally, 1 year of experience is required for other qualifications
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 3

Motor vehicle parts manufacturers

KEYWORDS 
  • Area Parts Manager
  • Spare Parts Manager
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155222.0101Area Parts Manager
ISCO 20085222Shop Supervisors
NIC 200845300Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
QP ReferenceASC/ Q 0605Area Parts Manager(APM)
NSQF5Not Available
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