Area Manager (2-3) South Dakota Territory

  • TBD, Pierre, Aberdeen, Huron, Miller, Ellendale, Redfield, Mobridge, Mitchell, Watertown, South Dakota
  • Full-time

Company Description

When it comes to keeping our vehicles on the roads, nobody has the Know How like NAPA. For more than 85 years, the National Automotive Parts Association has been empowering the industry with quality parts and supplies.


Today, there are more than 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS Stores. About 1,000 of them are corporate owned, and Genuine Parts Company is the employer for these locations. However, there are about 5,000 independently owned and operated NAPA AUTO PARTS Stores where individual store owners are the employer. This position is through an independently owned and operated store.

Job Description

Job Description

As the Area Manager of a selected territory, it will be the primary duty of the position holder to maintain accountability for all stores positioned within the territories scope. This individual must be adept at planning, motivating, and implementing business strategies that ensure the overall success of the group including management of an assigned base store. Furthermore, it will be their responsibility to cultivate a positive internal culture and work force, that creates efficiency and sales growth.

This position is a full-time position covering the scope of a territory that is yet to be determined.  We anticipate filling 2-3 of these positions with an average store responsibility of 4 locations.  Upon selection for the position, the territory will be developed with executive leadership and will encompass an area that fits for both you and the company.  This territory is subject to change as we add future stores.  Our scope area of operation presently includes stores in: Huron, Huron Truck Store, Mitchell, Ellendale, Watertown, Refield, Miller, Mobridge, Pierre, and Aberdeen.

Job Duties

Business Operations

  • Ensue that store managers and their staff keep stores to the highest possible standards, including being well organized and properly merchandised at all times; the highest levels of customer service are maintained in a clean environment; and that all company policies, procedures, and controls are followed.  Ensure proper execution of standard operating procedures such as daily deposits, RGN's, open purchase orders, Master Installer credits, inventory counts, planograms, and pricing are met

  • Communicate with store managers weekly, including at least two physical, on site, visits per month, to ensure accountability and that company standards are met

  • Optimize and oversee territory operations to maximize sales growth and efficiency

  • Coordinate territory sales plans with outside sales managers for implementation within the stores and area

  • Practice sound financial management to ensure profitability and maintain budget parameters

  • Assist executive leadership in reporting the overall health of the locations within the territory regularly and cooperatively develop action for deficiencies

  • Fill in for store managers during any absence event

Training and development

  • Develop store managers and store staff by training them on the correct standard operating procedures to increase efficiency and promote sales growth within the assigned stores

  • Attend Area Manager meetings and training seminars as set by executive leadership, these meetings could include regional travel

  • Audit eLearning implementation and completion within the stores

  • Audit for store deficiencies and produce corrective plans


  • Partner with HR and store leadership to determine staffing needs within the territory

  • Partner with HR to create succession plans to prevent catastrophic personnel loss

  • Monitor scheduling and employee overhead for each store to ensure maximization of resources

Employee Relations

  • Work with store managers to increase retention of employees

  • Rate and review store managers within the territory, provide feedback to excutive leadership 

  • Identify and work with HR on all human relations matters including volatile work situations and disciplinary actions

Duties as determined by executive leadership


Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years management experience in a retail setting with duties that include the staffing and scheduling of a multi-personnel work force
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to show excellent communication (written and oral), time management, leadership, and staffing management skills
  • Advanced computer skills
Preferred Requirements:
  • Associates degree or higher in Business Management, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Management of multiple locations
  • Auto parts retail or warehousing
  • Knowledge of agriculture, heavy duty, marine, hydraulics, small engine, and industrial equipment
  • NAPA specific work experience

Additional Information

Benefits include paid vacation, health, and 401K

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.