Parts Manager

FULL-TIME | KITCHENER,ON

Kitchener Ford is a proud member of the AutoIQ Dealership Network which is comprised of 17 successful automotive dealerships throughout Central & Southern Ontario.   We are ambitious, innovative and forward-thinking and we strongly believe that our people are our greatest asset. As lifelong students of our craft, we pursue improvement at every turn. We do not settle for “Best” because our quest to improve and grow doesn’t have a finish line.

We are currently seeking a Parts Manager to join our leadership team of customer focused professionals within our high volume and process-driven dealership.

Purpose/Summary of Position:

This role is responsible for the overall performance and profitability of the Parts department.  This Management role is responsible for ongoing planning and collaboration with other department leaders; executing on objectives, goals and growth strategies; ensuring compliance with process and procedures; motivating and coaching team members for performance; improving efficiencies; driving sales and championing the customer experience. 

The Parts Manager is responsible for running a profitable and efficient parts department. This manager will accomplish objectives through the use of proper purchasing procedures, inventory control, effective staff utilization, security, pricing, merchandising, display and advertising. The Parts Manager must be an investment advisor and profit producer.

Required Qualifications:

Our ideal candidates understand that customers have a choice in where they purchase and service their vehicles, and therefore demonstrate a commitment delivering unparalleled service to show our customers real value for their hard-earned money.      

Our leaders are excellent communicators who love working directly with both customers & co-workers and who are businesspeople and people-people. Our leaders understand that the best team will provide the best customer service and as such, make attracting and retaining talent a top priority because it is critical to our success. Fostering a team of happy, empowered and engaged individuals is a key priority of this leadership role. 

Candidates must possess: 

  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Minimum High School Diploma
  • Post-Secondary Education Preferred 
  • Previous Parts automotive dealership experience required 
  • Previous Management/Leadership experience preferred 

Why We’re Awesome:

  • Operating partner infrastructure: We provide opportunities for advancement all the way up to ownership in the business
  • Shared Core Values and Operating Principles across our dealership network
  • Commitment to an exceptional employee experience
  • Full benefit programs & competitive compensation plans
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Collaborative work environment & group support

Qualified applicants are invited to apply with resume and cover letter to hr@autoiq.ca. Please reference the position and location you are applying to in your application.