To be successful in this role, you must be a self-starter who can thrive within a fast paced team environment of automotive enthusiasts.
Candidate must have a general understanding & familiarity with the automotive aftermarket. Candidate will be part of cross functional team, working closely with Marketing, Sales, Purchasing and Warehouse employees when needed. The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for introducing new products into our integrated supply chain while also working closely with Marketing on product development and expansion. Candidate’s primary function is to research and acquire new products relevant to Original Parts Group’s business model.
Ability to research, contact and engage with suppliers and manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket, with an emphasis on, but not limited to, restoration and high-performance auto parts.
Proactively seek out new vendors with product offerings that will contribute to the growth and expansion of OPGI's product line
Maintain existing relationship with vendors/suppliers
Write clear and error-free copy for product descriptions etc.
Continually check in with current vendors on new product offerings, current product statuses and any other updates
Perform investigative competitor pricing research
Obtain & prepare sales, marketing & fitment data to migrate to catalogs and e-commerce (retail website environment). This would include automotive standardized product name, number, fitment data, photo if available and more
Work closely with Marketing Product Data Team to ensure that new product submissions are prepped correctly for import
Provide communication and transparency in order to provide status updates to ensure the efficient workflow among inter-departmental teams
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Automotive aftermarket/Auto Parts experience is required
General understanding of ERP systems and functions
Purchasing/Sourcing/Supply chain experience helpful but not a requirement
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Outlook/Word/Excel)
Ability to stay organized and manage time
High attention to detail
Ability to work in different team environments as an individual contributor and a collaborator within cross-functional teams
Understanding and working knowledge of ACES and PIES industry data preferred but not required
High School Diploma or GED
About Original Parts Group, Inc
OPGI sells and manufactures parts for Chevelle, El Camino, Monte Carlo, GTO, LeMans, Tempest, Grand Prix, Bonneville, Catalina, Cutlass, 442, Skylark, GS, Riviera, Regal, T-Type, Grand National, and classic Cadillacs. Established in 1982 as an authorized GM parts dealer, you can always count on Original Parts Group to supply high quality parts, with expert advice and best-in-class service.