Product Line Specialist - Motorcycle Parts

Date Posted:
11/30/2011
Location:
Anamosa, Iowa
Department:
Merchandising


Celebrating 32 years in business, J&P Cycles is the world’s largest retailer of after-market parts and accessories. The continuous commitment to quality and superior customer service has made J&P Cycles® the industry leader. Our dedicated employees are the key to future growth and success. If you are an individual who takes pride in your work and achievements, embraces change, and believes that challenges are simply an opportunity, we invite you to apply with our company.


We are currently seeking a Product Line Specialist to manage the lines of motorcycle parts and accessories through the all channels of sale while working with the Purchasing Department to resolve supplier issues.  As the Product Line Specialist at our headquarters in Anamosa, IA you will be responsible for:


* Managing the product lines of motorcycle parts and accessories through all channels of sale

 

* Working with the catalog, marketing, and e-commerce departments for layout, design, and placement of product in catalogs, direct mail pieces, website presentations, and E-Commerce opportunities

 

* Contacting vendors to review product lines and their performance in order to make recommendation for changes

 

* Working with merchandisers to develop strategy for promotion of new product, excessive inventory, and obsolete inventory

 

* Identifying partnering opportunities for co-op advertising or promotions of product lines

 

* Helping with training classes for sales, customer service, and technical support staff to improve product knowledge

 

* Reviewing product line pricing to insure that our pricing is in line with market

 

* Attending trade shows, and major motorcycle events to keep informed on current trends, along with reading periodicals, catalogs and other sources

 

* Reviewing market research material to anticipate competition and market trends while translating consumer attitudes for new and current products

 

* Assisting in the planning and coordination of new product launch

 

* Helping coordinate and develops marketing, sales, and financial plans for product line

 

* Working within the content management system’s framework

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Previous experience in sourcing or purchasing motorcycle parts and accessories for resale is necessary for this position. Experience in merchandising products through the channels of catalog and/or e-commerce is preferred. Candidates must have strong MS Excel skills and be able to communicate effectively.   Strong knowledge of motorcycles is necessary.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

You can also send your resume & cover letter to: For more information about J&P Cycles, visit our stores at:
J&P Cycles Human Resources
PO Box 138
Anamosa, IA 52205
Or e-mail to:
hr@jpcycles.com
Iowa Location
13225 Circle Drive
Anamosa, IA 5220
Florida Location
253 Destination Daytona Lane
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
For more information about J&P Cycles, visit our store in Anamosa, located just 25 minutes from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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