What does a Parts Sales Manager do?

Parts managers have leadership roles in overseeing the day-to-day operations of a parts department. Their primary goals are to ensure their team delivers excellent customer service while also generating optimum revenue. They hire and train staff; manage budgets and other financial matters; oversee inventory and purchasing; and coordinate major orders with vendors. They are also accountable for confirming their staff maintains a safe and clean work environment and adheres to all company policies and regulations.

Parts managers typically have a bachelor’s degree, although some employers are willing to accept an equivalent level of relevant professional experience. They have a background in sales or retail roles, ideally including positions with supervisory responsibilities. These roles require strong leadership skills and excellent project management abilities.

What responsibilities are common for Parts Sales Manager jobs?
  • Contribute towards strategy and policy development, and ensure delivery within area of responsibility.
  • Develop, expand, and manage customer relationships in assigned coverage area to enhance parts sales.
  • Assist with training, and monitor the performance of all parts department staff.
  • Monitor sales activities to ensure that customers receive satisfactory service and quality goods.
  • Responsible for assisting mechanics and customers with purchasing needs for parts and supplies.
  • Instruct staff on how to handle difficult and complicated sales.
  • Responsible for scheduling of delivery trucks within the Parts Department.
  • Assist in forecasting goals and objectives for the parts department.
  • Handle parts payment collection and making sure all parts are billed correctly through service department.
What are the typical qualifications for Parts Sales Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business.
  • Leadership skills to motivate and develop staff and to ensure accomplishment of goals.
  • Knowledge of industry, including marketing plans, security and safety programs.
  • Experienced with planograms and the RFP/RFI process.
  • Strong strategic thinking and negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet programs such as Excel.
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Parts Sales Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£28,436 /yr
Same as national average
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£18K
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£46K
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
6%
2 - 4
74%
5 - 7
15%
8+
5%
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Read what Parts Sales Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Saud Bahwan GroupSaud Bahwan Group
Parts Sales Manager
28 Jul 2022

“Grab the best opportunity in Saud Bahwan Group and give the right direction to your career.”

Anderson Automotive GroupAnderson Automotive Group
Parts Manager
26 Jul 2022

“Of all my years of employment this is the best company I have worked for by far.”

McDonald'sMcDonald's
Parts Manager
13 Apr 2021

“Good good good good good”

MidasMidas
Spare Parts Manager
12 Jul 2022

“The salary is not the best but depends on the country and city.”

The Wave (Saudi Arabia)
Parts Manager
11 Dec 2021

“The work and life balance are very good.”

AutoZoneAutoZone
Parts Manager
6 Nov 2021

“The retail schedule was not good for me long term”

Vyletel
Parts Manager
3 Jan 2022

“it is close to home”

AutoZoneAutoZone
Parts Sales Manager (PSM)
26 May 2022

“Great people to work with”

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