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GSP North America: Aftermarket Product/Catalog Manager Loaded Struts & Shocks

We are currently seeking to hire an Aftermarket Product/Catalog Manager to join our team and improve customer support, covering current and new product introduction of aftermarket products. This individual will be an important part of developing GSP North America strategies to exceed customer expectations and drive growth in the GSP North America Aftermarket channel. 

Key Accountabilities 

  • Manage and develop new projects through to production, working closely with mainly North American customers, GSP global support teams and GSPs sales organization.
  • Ongoing product marketing support for Product and Key Customer Teams
  • Gain market intelligence through attending and representing GSP at promotional events, customer interaction and marketing research.
  • Work in coordination with tech team to maintain vehicle application database according to ACES and PIES standards
  • Work closely with electronic catalog supplier to maintain industry leading catalog information.
  • Assist in preparation of RFP’s and customer quotes
  • Maintain effective contacts with, and coordinate actions with engineering, operations, quality assurance, product performance, and field sales functions.
  • Work directly with customers and suppliers, be able to present both identical and project information accurately and with confidence
  • Customer and Technical and project support
  • Manage the release of new products in the loaded strut category for the North American Market. 
  • Be the market expert on his/her products to develop overall pricing strategy, targeting price points and unique selling points of assigned products.
  • Maintain competitive interchange library
  • Coverage Gap analysis

Skills & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Related Field preferred
  • Deep Understanding of the Shock and Loaded Strut markets
  • Technical or commercial background in Automotive
  • An understanding of CV Axles, Hubs, rubber mount parts is a plus
  • Experience in product management & Aftermarket Cataloging
  • Comfortable in presenting to large, diverse groups of people
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to identify and exploit customer needs
  • Self-managed and results orientated
  • Ability to identify gaps in existing marketing and materials and build up new USPs

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work GSP Santa Fe Springs CA or Spartanburg SC location is a plus
  • Relocation available 

About GSP:

GSP is a premier manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket parts supplying the global aftermarket.  We have locations throughout the world dedicated to supplying exceptional aftermarket parts at an outstanding value. Our exceptional growth is fueling the need for an outstanding individual to drive our product development process.  

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