Keystone Automotive Operations Inc.
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Sales Career... Keystone's sales force provides its 35,000 customers with a highly focused, efficient, team-based service. As an organization and as a sales team, Keystone requires "customer partnerships" that go beyond "taking" client orders to watching and advising customers on trends and new products.
Training for Sales associates... In sales, you will begin training by spending time directly with our customers at one of our retail stores. This face-to-face rotation will help you hear the voice of the customer first-hand. It will also give you an opportunity to:
Our stores mirror many of our customer businesses, so you will see and experience the challenges they face on a daily basis. Positions in sales can lead to tremendously rewarding careers that can become the launch pad for careers in other departments.
Customer Service... Warehouse distribution is all about customer service. We have therefore brought together a group of dedicated professionals focused on service and support to our customers.
The customer service team is responsible for:
Category Management... The goal of the Keystone Category Management Group is to identify market trends and growth opportunities for our vendors and customers. Keystone is positioned to get the newest and hottest products to market in a quick and effective manner by buying, merchandising, selling, and distributing automotive parts and accessories by product category and regional geography. Our Category Managers are recognized in the industry for their trend, issue and vendor expertise.
Logistics... Logistics is a vital strategic discipline at Keystone because it "delivers" the bottom line for all the functional departments. Our logistics associates drive 33 million miles a year delivering product to our customers. Our "Roadnet" system juggles the delivery needs of 35,000 customers on a daily basis. Keystone is the only warehouse distributor in the world that delivers on a commitment of this magnitude. The Logistics team has opportunities in a number of the strategic operations that support such a large endeavor: Roadnet, 3rd party shipping, back hauling, fleet maintenance, etc.
Operations... We operate in four warehouses and 1.6 million square feet of space. Innovative warehouse technology allows our associates to pick, pull and pack our products to ensure on-time and within specification delivery. Kaizen (leaning) processes are helping to shape our Operations Group into a series of best practice teams. The Exeter-based Administrative Process teams supporting Operations is a part of a chain of teams which together, ensure smooth operations in all our warehouses across the country.
Technology... With 7 call centers located throughout the United States and Canada, an electronic catalog that is "the" resource for the industry, and an e-Commerce business, Keystone relies on a strong technology infrastructure. Our IT strategy is business driven and our technology function is made up of specialists, who support our internal infrastructure and help us to develop the technical tools and systems to support our business. For technically capable people, Keystone offers an opportunity to learn various aspects of the business and to grow your career with us.
Finance... The Finance function is essential to Keystone's business. Finance ensures the integrity of our financial information across operations and businesses, prepares all the reports, and performs analyses necessary to satisfy internal operations and external statutory, regulatory tax and management reporting. Additionally, our Credit group works directly with sales and our customers/vendors to ensure a business relationship based on a sound financial footing. Individuals, who are analytical and confident under pressure and interested in a career in finance, will find an array of opportunities awaiting them at Keystone.