Assistant Service Manager

Mike Callaway Automotive, Management

Website Pep Boys Auto Service & Tire

Auto Plus is a major U.S.-based distributor of automotive aftermarket parts. Since 1921, Pep Boys has been one of the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chains with over 7,500 service bays in over 800 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico. Together, the united organization, Auto Plus Pep Boys, has over 21,000 associates in more than 20 distribution centers and over 1,000 corporate locations. In addition, the company supports more than 530 independently-owned stores and over 2,400 independently-owned service centers across the nation. Auto Plus Pep Boys is owned by Icahn Enterprises L.P. (“Icahn Enterprises”; NASDAQ: IEP).

Position Summary:

Support the service and tire team under the direction of the Manager, Store Service. Assist in driving sales across service labor, parts, tires, and fleet business and you provide essential selling and task support by partnering with management to make certain that the service repair business is organized, store operations are running efficiently, and shop productivity is maintained to company standards. This position has been designated as a safety-sensitive position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Store Manager of Service, assists in various aspects of customer care, work order and register assistance, facility maintenance, and merchandising activities, including tire related stocking. Ensure that service equipment is in proper working order and housekeeping standards are followed according to SSC direction and instruction.
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to all point of sale (POS) transactions, inventory integrity, reverse logistics, cash, credit, check, refund and return policies and purchase for re-sale parts (OP) procurement and vendor payment practices.
  • Work with the management team to react to customer service issues, customer complaints, and/or business opportunities.
  • Drives sales goals for the service center operation, both through personal engagement with customers and by observing and coaching the advisors on their customer interactions.
  • Assist the Store Manager of Service in training and coaching service selling associates on “Pep Boys Customer Care Process,” Courtesy Vehicle Inspections (CVIs), and general operation of store systems. Performs CVIs and other service-related tasks as qualified and directed.
  • Assist in monitoring the shop productivity, workflow, and procedures with an emphasis on efficiency, thoroughness, and safety. Help with the day-to-day operations of the back shop, such as ensuring that the service staff complete CVIs through associate observations.
  • Effectively communicates with all store associates, management, and customers.
  • In the absence of any management, the Assistant Service Manager will act as the primary supervisor for the store staff, observing and coordinating operational activities.
  • Key holder and responsible for basic and detailed opening and closing responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • One year of experience in automotive service environment.
  • Valid Driver’s License .
  • Must have basic knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and fractions. Ability to apply mathematical formulas to calculate commissions and discounts.
  • Acted as a work lead or supervisor previously.
  • Ability to exercise judgement and to work independently.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle difficult customer situations.
  • Comfortable utilizing up-sell techniques.
  • Strong cash handling skills, including the use of POS systems.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated consistency, accuracy and follow-through.
  • Ability to work Days, Nights, Holidays and Weekends.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, carry, and place merchandise and supplies up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Frequent standing and walking for long periods of time.
  • Frequent reaching overhead and below the knees, including squatting, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting.
  • Climb up and down ladders to retrieve and stock merchandise.
  • Communicate effectively in person, by telephone, or by using telecommunications equipment.
  • Enters and locates information on computer.
  • Presents information to small and large groups.
  • Visually verifies information, often in small print.
  • Safely operates a motor vehicle.