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Store Manager Trainee Program
Job Code:SMTP
Location:Support Center-St. Cloud, MN - 2959 Clear Water Rd
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time

Job Summary:

Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc. has Career Opportunities for Manager Trainees


APH is a third-generation family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor based in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.

We are looking to develop a team of store leadership professionals through our comprehensive store manager training program!

The Store Manager Trainee program consists of learning and understanding the daily operations of running a store location and leading a team.  The right candidate will spend 6-12 months developing their skills through a comprehensive training program.  This daytime position is primarily Monday through Friday with the occasional weekends pending the store training location.  Upon the successful completion of this program, the candidate will be placed at a store location in a leadership role. 


This is a full-time, exempt position and offers the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive Medical Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Wellness Credits
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Company paid Life Accident Insurance
  • Voluntary life and Accident Insurance
  • Company paid Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k Plan with match and profit sharing
  • Employee Discount


From a single location in 1920, to over 200 corporate stores and 80 Independent parts stores, APH has grown into one of the largest auto parts chains in the Upper Midwest.


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Job Qualifications:

The right candidate(s) will have the following qualifications:

  • Completion of high school diploma or 2 years of relative work experience
  • Solid business acumen
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Desire to lead a team
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Solid computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to potentially relocate with in the upper mid-west upon the completion of training
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and can pass a background check

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with multiple members of the Automotive Parts Headquarters team to get a firm understanding of store operations.
  • Order inventory, stock shelves, maintain top-tier customer service, train staff, and communicate with the Corporate Support Team.
  • Develop knowledge of the aftermarket parts industry.
  • Be open to working at multiple locations while training. 
  • Developing the ability to lead and manage staff.