Encinitas, California



Job Description

Advance Auto Parts is leading retailer and distributor of automotive aftermarket products to DIY and DIFM customers. The AAP B2B ecommerce encompasses two labels that serve our independent store partners. This role serves the B2B customers.

The eCommerce Product Owner is a line of business team member with an eCommerce background (preferably in the automotive industry) who functions as a product owner responsible for the development and execution of the vision and roadmap for the applications used by business customers. In this capacity the product owner is responsible for developing a deep knowledge of the day-to-day operations of our business customers to develop a vision and support the release roadmap of improvements.  The product owner must be well versed in developing business metrics, performance metrics, and usability metrics. This PO will then partner with IT to drive implementation of that roadmap and with field team members and customers to measure the impact afterwards. This person needs demonstrated ability in Product Management; strong communication, presentation, and financial skills; and embodies the cultural beliefs of Take Action, Be Accountable, and Speak Up.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understands and maps the B2B system landscape, including interactions with applications by functional area. Defines the limitations with current landscape and prioritizes the replacement roadmap to ensure business continuity and maximum business value
  • Conducts B2B business operation process analyses, needs assessments, problem analyses, and cost/benefits analyses in an effort to align store management, store sales, and  point of sale solutions with business initiatives & corporate strategy
  • Solicits, develops, documents, and manages requirements and provides detailed design and business processes to support the requirements throughout the project lifecycle  through change control.
  • Considers the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.
  • Oversees the creation, review & delivery of end-user documentation (user guide, process flow charts, and training materials) and training for accuracy
  • Selects and creates appropriate scenarios to test all results to determine whether system changes meet project specifications
  • Provides senior business leaders information, advice, and engages with the business to understand and influence solutions for B2B customers
  • Develops working relationships with business to cultivate trust and that encourages business leaders to seek their advice and helps guide decisions.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and 5+ years of retail management experience –preferably in the automotive industry

Skills & Knowledge: Expert Knowledge of system development methodology, product management, analytical/problem solving skills and relevant development and technology skills. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Ability to develop innovative solutions, systems, and products to support company objectives
  • Ability to build external alliances with customers and industry experts to gain and share information  and industry trends
  • Experience with working on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Experience with working on applications and business problems that are highly complex in project size, number of applications, number of I/T segments, number of contractors, number of rollout regions, and number of technologies and architectures
  • Ability to communicate with senior business leaders and provide information, advice, and influence technology and process solutions
  • Ability to communicate with audiences at various levels in a manner that is most  effective
  • Ability to work with the technology team to understand the technical constraints and develop a plan together
  • Ability to work in an Agile environment to deliver the Roadmap

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Encinitas, California

About us

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of October 9, 2021, Advance operated 4,727 stores and 234 Worldpac branches in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also serves 1,325 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and various Caribbean islands. For more information, visit www.AdvanceAutoParts.com

Why Advance Auto Parts wants you!

We are proud to support our nation’s Military Veterans, especially when it come to providing rewarding career opportunities when you are ready to enter the civilian workforce. When hiring new Team Members, we actively search for candidates that possess the invaluable skills that you have developed throughout your years of service! Skills like leadership, initiative, self-discipline, teamwork, excellent work ethic, to name a few.

Why you should apply!

When you join Advance Auto Parts, you’ll find many opportunities to connect with other veterans and give back to organizations that support military veterans and their families. We are proud to say that we have thousands of veterans already among our active Team Members! We hope you’ll consider joining our ranks!

What Happens After I Apply?

Once you click ‘Apply Now’ on an Advance Auto Parts job posting, you will be re-directed to fill out an application on our career page.  In order to be considered for next steps, please complete the application on Advance Auto Parts career page and make sure you have an updated resume uploaded to your RecruitMilitary profile.  Once we review your resume and profile, a recruiter will reach out to provide you with more information and to discuss next steps.

 

 

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