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GPC - Genuine Parts Company Executive Management Trainee in KANSAS CITY, Kansas

NAPA is a parts store and so much more. NAPA is part of the largest international automotive parts distribution network that is built and maintained by a close-knit team of motivated individuals from diverse backgrounds, a unified commitment to integrity and ingenuity, and deep-rooted community relationships. No automotive experience? No problem! If you have a passion for customer service, leadership, and excellence, you may be a good fit for our Executive Management Trainee (EMT) program. NAPA’s EMT program offers 12-months of hands-on experience in NAPA retail, distribution, and sales operations.

This opportunity is a great way to learn our business while discovering and designing a leadership career with NAPA! After the program, graduates typically move into front-line management roles.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain, or related field ( 4 years automotive experience will be considered instead of degree)

  • 1-2 years professional work experience

  • Tech-savvy with proficiency in Microsoft Office products

  • Able to relocate upon completion of program

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills, including prioritization and time management

Mindset for Success

  • Passionate and excited about building and sustaining relationships

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

  • Self-starter with a results-driven mindset

Structured Development

EMTs rotate through various roles in the business taking on management responsibilities with support from mentors and the program Coach as each area of the business is explored. EMTs participate in monthly, instructor-led virtual training and lead projects with support from our field and headquarters leaders. The EMTs self-manage the program by following a comprehensive list of business processes, experiences, and online training that is completed over the course of the 12-month program. Each EMT is assigned a Coach who partners with the EMTs to ensure the trainee experiences all critical aspects of the business.

Outstanding Benefits and Culture

  • Health benefits and 401K

  • Employee discounts

  • Paid time off

  • Stable, Fortune 200 company with a family feel

  • Company culture that works hard, yet takes care of employees

  • Opportunity for accessing multiple career paths and ongoing development with support from leaders and your team

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