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Auto Parts Manager Resume

An auto parts manager resume indicates the your skills and knowledge in handling and coordinating departmental functions, while highlighting your proficiency in the accomplishment of sales targets, while ensuring optimal customer satisfaction. Where the major portion of your resume focuses on your managerial skills, you must also mention your familiarity with various types and brands of automotive parts and their compatibility with cars, trucks, motorcycles etc. As a potential job seeker, your application should be crafted so that it can compete with hundreds or even over a thousand applications. The primordial parameter for a successful application is that it needs to be employer-centered. Using it as a tool for promoting your abilities and expressing your interests for the job, you need to bridge the gap between your goals and the employer's vision. All the information that you include in your resume should trace back to the requirements laid down by the organization.

Convert the objective into a title

An easy way to find out what the recruiters expect to see in your resume is by talking to them over the phone and discussing your application and their needs. However, before doing so, take some time in understanding their vision, which you are sure to find in their website. Your application needs to be personalized, without which your efforts will be considered by the recruiters as inefficient. We have provided a sample of an automotive parts manager resume for your reference. As shown in the example, start your resume by stating your contact details, followed by an effective career objective, where you need to explain your interests and goals within two sentences. The key to capture the reader's attention is to mention what you will do to make their business grow. You shouldn't be descriptive, just include one or two phrases in the sentence. This way, you give the objective the feature of a title for your resume.

Customize your profile

Next, you need to include a profile summary, a section that explains your previous work experience in brief. Comprising of about eight points, the summary helps further engage the reader in your application, by stressing on the most important job roles that you have undertaken so far. Here, you need to make sure that you eliminate all the general functions you carried out, and keep the section strictly specific to the new job description. This is one act of customization that guarantees a highly informative, yet an easy reading experience. At times, after eliminating the less valuable details, you might still be left with a lot of information to fit into a section as short as this one. In such cases, you may try clubbing together multiple pieces of information in phrases, so that each sentence will project a bundle of data pertaining to your previous job responsibilities. Remember, include only the core functions carried out.

Space Planning

Take tips as to forming effective phrases and sentences from the auto parts manager resume sample shown below. You need to cut down on unwanted words or phrases, in order to facilitate optimal space planning. Ideally, the length of a resume needs to be restricted to one page only; however, there are no obligations to squeeze in your contents, and you may add a second page if there is a lot of information to include. Also, now that you have included a profile summary, you need not elaborate your employment history. Simply do as illustrated in the example, and include only the basic details.

While quoting your skills, take care so that you stay specific to the needs of the employer, and ensure that you don't stray from the main purpose, which is to convince the reader to consider you as a valuable investment for the company. Keep the section from common skill sets and you'll achieve the desired perfection. Do not include more than six bullet points; if you have a lot to include, start combining phrases into longer sentences.

Sample Automotive Parts Manager Resume

Jose E. Hunter
933 Parkway Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
(520) 450-3999


Auto Parts Manager, highly skilled in coordinating the activities of sales staff and developing strategies to ensure customer satisfaction, seeks an opportunity to be a part of your company's vision to achieve excellence and perfection; to optimize the performance of the parts department with an aim to ensure repeat business.

Profile Summary:

  • Directed, monitored, and coordinated the functions of retail staff, constantly involved in developing procedures for boosting sales, and to facilitate business expansion
  • Examined existing stock to ensure accurate pricing and promotional display of its functions
  • Monitored the performance of staff involved in inventory control, cash handling and reconciling, and those in direct contact with the customers
  • Reviewed sales and inventory data to prepare reports (including any variance), for budgeting and future management reference
  • Monitored market activities and consumer behavior to determine their demands and requirements
  • Involved in the development and implementation of procurement policies, including the order codes and inventory guide figures
  • Developed and enforced pricing policies targeted at balancing the volume of business, ensuring loyalty to customers
  • Developed and established training programs to improve the productivity of parts personnel, by increasing their skills in sales and updating their knowledge pertaining to daily operations

Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly motivated, creative, with sound understanding of sales and marketing ethics
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills, with the ability to ensure continuous employee development, and subsequently decrease staff turnover
  • Experienced in handling HR functions like performance analysis and appraisals, payroll management, and recruitment and training
  • Proficient in time management, ability to drive the workforce towards accomplishing goals/targets within teh specified time frame
  • Effective interpersonal skills, ensuring undisrupted communication with employees as well as customers, and facilitating superior quality customer service and post-sales support service
  • Updated knowledge of all major parts brands and their specifications and compatibility with different car brands

Work Experience:

2009 - 2012
Napa Auto Parts - Tempe, AZ
Parts Manager

2007 - 2009
QuickStart Ignition Interlock - Tempe, AZ
Sales Supervisor

2005 - 2006
Tempe Honda - Tempe, AZ
Sales Executive


Bachelor of Automotive Engineering, 2004
Arizona State University
Placed in grade B after the final assessments


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