Automotive Parts Manager Master Course​ – Blended Learning Program (GSPMRC-P)

Automotive Parts Manager Master Course​ – Blended Learning Program (GSPMRC-P)

We have teamed up with Vocational Schools, Better Jobs Ontario, WSIB, WorkSafe BC, and WCB Alberta to help pay tuition fees.

Only available to government-sponsored students. Complete the Government-Sponsored Enrollment Form tab to apply for this course or visit Better Jobs Ontario to speak with your local agent for further guidance.

Description

Automotive Parts Manager Master Course​ – Blended Learning Program

CA$2,695.00

Location: Virtual Campus

Course Intake Dates: Ongoing

Course Duration: 5 weeks

In-class Hours Per Session: 2 hrs

Total Course Hours: Study Time 10 hrs / In-class 8 hrs

Classroom Attendance Times: Weekends

Classroom Video Software: Zoom

Resume & Career Placement Assistance: Yes *

Note: This course includes six synchronous online sessions with the instructors at a scheduled day and time and self-directed activities that students complete before the next in-class session while adhering to specified due dates.

*Government-sponsored students only and must be a Canadian residents.

 

Course Summary

The Automotive Parts Manager Master Course explains everything you need to know to quickly start your automotive parts industry career.

The parts manager program explains how to have just the right balance of inventory on-hand to fill daily orders and prevent lost sales is an essential technique every manager needs to know. The Automotive Parts Manager Course teaches managers how to work smarter by expanding their knowledge on inventory controls and implementing daily corrective measuring techniques.

Parts managers will understand how to sustain healthier parts levels and learn several tricks to reduce obsolescence rates. Understand the best time to phase-in and phase-out parts. Dive deep into the day’s inventory supply rate and parts fill rate, with easy-to-follow instructions on setting up proper criteria in the DMS and more.

Your path to becoming a successful parts manager includes learning how to mentor your staff. A personal road map to improve your counter staff’s soft skills, refine their customer service etiquette, and increase their sales closing rates. Master techniques used by successful parts managers to accelerate your career in the automotive industry today.

Included in the course are the following downloadable resources:

  • Easy to follow automotive parts manager workflow guide
  • Annual parts sales & expense forecasting spreadsheet
  • 8 downloadable guides and KPI calculation spreadsheets

What Will I Learn?

Lessons contain the same topics as the Automotive Parts Manager Master Course designed to fast-track government-sponsored students with remote classroom lessons.

  • Step-by-step guide on inventory control & parts forecasting
  • Maximize parts inventory turns & reduce obsolescence
  • Controlling & troubleshooting obsolescence
  • Comprehensive financial metrics & profitability lessons
  • How to apply matrix, velocity, & gross profit margin correctly
  • Easy to follow automotive parts manager workflow cheat sheet
  • Annual parts sales & expense forecasting spreadsheet
  • Measure monthly parts performance spreadsheet
  • KPI formulas to measure monthly performance

Experience Level Requirement

  • This course is for anyone who understands the automotive industry and wants to get into a manager’s position but is unsure where to start.
  • If you are comfortable in the automotive industry and have a minimum of one to two years of automotive service or parts experience.
  • Current service managers looking to understand the department better and wish to grow their knowledge.
  • Everything in this course is made as simple as possible and described as someone having basic knowledge of the topics.

Who Can Take This Course?

  • Automotive Technicians
  • Shop Supervisors
  • Parts Advisors
  • Service Advisors

Instructors meet with students in virtual group classroom sessions twice a week to ensure all students gain an accurate and deep understanding of the course and test their knowledge.

Curriculum

Course Content

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LESSON 1: AUTOMOTIVE PARTS MANAGER COURSE INTRODUCTION
LESSON 2: UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT SYSTEMS USED TO PURCHASE AUTOMOTIVE PARTS FOR INVENTORY
LESSON 3: EXPLORING EFFECTIVE PARTS INVENTORY MANAGEMENT CALCULATIONS, BREAKING DOWN THE INVENTORY REPORT
LESSON 4: AUTOMOTIVE PARTS FINANCIAL STATEMENT - EXAMINING INCOME ACCOUNTS AND DEVELOPING A PRICING STRATEGY
LESSON 5: AUTOMOTIVE PARTS FINANCIAL STATEMENT – EXPENSE ACCOUNTS
LESSON 6: ANNUAL PARTS DEPARTMENT FORECASTING - 3 WAYS
LESSON 7: EFFECTIVE PARTS DEPARTMENT MARKETING STRATEGIES
LESSON 8: AUTOMOTIVE PARTS DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS
LESSON 9: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING LEADERSHIP SKILLS
LESSON 10: NURTURING PARTS ADVISOR SOFT SKILLS TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER RETENTION AND GROSS SALES
LESSON 11: EFFECTIVE CONSULTATIVE SELLING TECHNIQUES YOUR PARTS ADVISORS NEED TO START USING TODAY
LESSON 12: TACKLING EVERYDAY AUTOMOTIVE PARTS INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
LESSON 13: AUTOMOTIVE PARTS PHYSICAL INVENTORY WORKFLOW GUIDE
LESSON 14: BONUS WORKFLOW GUIDES - THE PARTS MANAGER STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP)

Government-Sponsored Enrollment Form

Attention Government-Sponsored Students

Government-sponsored students must complete the enrollment form. It can take up to ten business days to process your request. Once approved, you will receive an email confirmation and course registration instructions.

Better Jobs Ontario Automotive Parts Manager Training Enrollment

Better Jobs Ontario Program

Ontario’s new Better Jobs Ontario program may help you retrain for a new in-demand career.

How does it work?

Better Jobs Ontario provides eligible applicants with skills training for in-demand jobs and financial support. You can apply for up to $28,000 for costs, including:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Institutional costs
  • Transportation
  • Basic living allowance

The amount of support you receive is based on individual needs and available funding.

Want to apply to the Automotive Parts Manager Master Course​ – Blended Learning Program (GSPMRC-P) with Better Jobs Ontario?

You’ll work with an Employment Ontario agency that will help determine if this is the right program for you. Employment Ontario staff can also help you with the following:

  • Answer any questions you may have about Better Jobs Ontario
  • Help you complete your funding application

Better Jobs Ontario Eligibility

You qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:

  • Have been laid-off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs
  • Have not been laid-off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household

You can still apply if you receive either:

  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

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