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Auto req ID: 2567Title: Lead Dealer Operations Consulting - Part, Accessories & General MerchandiseLocation: Milwaukee or FieldJob Function: SalesCompany: Harley-Davidson Motor CompanyFull or Part-Time: Full TimeShift: SHIFT1We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can't do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?The Harley-Davidson Motor Company Corporate Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI is the site where the first H-D factory - a wooden shed - was built in 1903 in the backyard of the William C. Davidson family home. Join our team as a Lead Dealer Operations Consulting - Part, Accessories & General Merchandise.Job SummaryThis position has responsibility for executing the Dealer Operations Consulting team's strategy to build an accountable, performance driven, dealer culture that drives increased sales, implements retail best practices and delivers impeccable customer experiences in alignment with Harley-Davidson's strategic imperatives and growth plans. The incumbent supports the continued development and implementation of dealer best practices and the implementation and sharing of these best practices throughout the dealer network. The Lead executes a strategy that measurably improves the Parts & Accessory (P&A) and General Merchandise (GM) sales and profitability of participating dealers. That is accomplished by coordinating Motor Company resources across Divisions, helping with the Performance Consulting meetings, third party moderators, and budget. This position can be based in the Milwaukee office, or out in the field. Candidates must live near a major airport.Job Responsibilities* Consults one-on-one with dealers on sales processes, lead follow-up and prospecting, department goal setting and planning, as well as customer experience enhancement. A company advocate and expert on how to successfully implement dealer capabilities through specific measurements to improve dealer operations and profit.* Works with key stakeholder to proactively identify and implement innovative new approaches/practices.* Maintains a level of interaction with the end-customer that allows this position to ensure that the strategic sales direction developed by this role is appropriately implemented.* Partners with stakeholders to enhance the customer experience through the growth to the Dealer Network's P&A and GM sales and inventory management capabilities.* Promotes collaborating across the company to develop and design the associated marketing efforts for the country market and regional sales, to create awareness and understanding of the value of performance consulting* Responsible for establishing, maintaining and delivering P&A and GM processes and inventory management acumen and execution to support the achievement of P&A and GM retail and wholesale sales objectives.* Supports efforts to cascade learnings and best practices through HDU tools, field training and communications, and dealer network wide initiatives to facilitate best practice sharing to affect change and increase sales.Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree PreferredEducation Specifications* Bachelor's Degree in business or related fieldExperience RequirementsRequired* Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience.* Strong understanding of dealership financial systems/operations.* Ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information.* Experience working directly with dealership staff, preferably dealership owners and managers.* Ability to develop effective business relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders both internal and external.* Ability to understand dealer issues and respond diplomatically.* Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.* Position requires up to 75% travel.* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of clients, customers, and the dealer network Proficiency in Microsoft Office productsPreferred* Retail Experience in like industry preferred (automotive, motorcycle).* P&A and/or GM experience in like industry preferred (automotive, motorcycle).CompetenciesAt Harley-Davidson it is not just about the degree you have or what you know. You must also exhibit and demonstrate our valued behaviors in everything you do:* Be accountable* Model Integrity* Value Individuality and Diversity* Inspire Teamwork* Encourage CreativityWe offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed.Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.Direct Reports: NoTravel Required: More than 75%Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorshipRelocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate
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