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"Strive for perfection in everything.
Take the best that exists and make it better.
If it doesn't exist, create it.
Accept nothing nearly right or good enough."
Sir Henry Royce,
co-founder of Rolls Royce

Griot's Garage continues to grow. If you would like to be part of a winning team, are an avid automotive enthusiast and strive for perfection in your career choice, let us know. We look forward to hearing about your talents. Please direct all inquiries, including your resume, salary requirements and your favorite automobile to info@griotsgarage.com. List the subject matter as I want to join your team!

Griot's Garage promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. All employment decisions are based on principles of equal employment opportunity. We are proud to say we are a Drug-Free and Smoke-Free workplace.

Current Openings:


Forecast Analyst (Tacoma, WA)

Fast growing, Premium Car Care brand is looking for a Forecast Analyst to join their team. The Forecast Analyst will come from a retail/consumer products background and have a strong understanding of the CPG industry, as well as experience with forecast analysis and maintenance. The Forecast Analyst role will also be heavily Excel based, and therefore expert Excel skills are required.

Griot's Garage is the leader in providing complete car care solutions for the car care perfectionist. We have a strong commitment to providing the best service and most complete expertise to our customers, and we want you to come Have Fun In Our Garage.

Essential Functions:

  • Using sales data, and marketing input to generate and analyze a sales forecast used to drive materials planning and supply chain.
  • Analysis of planning system data to recommend process improvements and to assist in the validation and implementation of application and process upgrades.
  • Design metrics and prepare reports to monitor forecast accurately and analyze all sales trends.
  • Provide ad hoc forecasts, sales and prepare archive reports as requested to assist management decisions.
  • Analyze monthly forecast in Griot's systems and safety stock in aggregate by both pieces and dollars.
  • Make adjustments to the forecast and safety stock in a timely manner using the most effective method.
  • Initiate further analysis and recommendations on forecast and safety stock anomalies and integrate market intelligence into the forecast.
  • Continuously look for ways to benchmark and improve processes through analysis of methods and models.
  • Measure forecast accuracy and identify areas for improvement.
  • Contribute to quarterly consensus meetings with Marketing and Operations.
  • Assist to prepare inventory reduction initiatives for assigned product lines and rationalization process for product lines.

Essential Skills/Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong system skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel to be able to create complex spreadsheets and piece together data from various systems quickly.
  • Demonstrated interest in understanding the customer, customer behavior and a desire to analyze data to extract insight.
  • Works very effectively in a cross-functional team environment, as team member or leader; proven team building skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Must have strong sense of urgency, high energy, and self-motivation; able to work independently.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience (business or Supply Chain preferred).

Experience Desired:

  • Minimum 3 years working in Forecasting and / or Operational Planning in a CPG manufacturing environment required.
  • Experience in the automotive surface care industry, working with both retail and non-retail channels, a big plus.

Benefits:

  • A competitive hourly wage (DOE)
  • Co-pay Medical
  • Co-pay Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid vacation days + holiday pay
  • Employee discount plan
  • Employee Profit Sharing Plan

Please familiarize yourself with Griot's Garage by looking at our company profile.
Griot's Garage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug and Tobacco Free Employer.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to:
Griot's Garage, Inc./Human Resources
Re: Forecast Analyst
3333 South 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98409

or e-mail it to:
careers@griotsgarage.com


Purchasing Assistant (Tacoma, WA)

Griot's Garage is currently looking to fill this full-time position within our Tacoma Office. The primary focus of the Purchasing Assistant is to assist with all Purchasing and Inventory functions including, but not limited to, the creation of purchase orders, communicating with vendors and coordinating receipt of goods.

Responsibilities:

  • Send and confirm purchase orders.
  • Maintain backorder information and communicate updates.
  • Issue, send, confirm and deliver drop shipments.
  • Maintain product/vendor information in Advantage including contacts, lead times, vendor quotes, and all inventory maintenance data.
  • Manage wire transfers.
  • Run low level report and follow-up on low inventory items based on current demand, imminent deliveries, and late PO's.
  • Request and process Return Goods Authorizations for RTV Inventory.
  • Review location 90 inventory and troubleshoot any customer return issues.
  • Coordinate delivery of our manufacturing components with our Manufacturing Team and their calendar.
  • Create and maintain vendor issue information.
  • Communicate freight deliveries to customers and to our Receiving Department.
  • Work with Buyer and Merchandising Manager on vendor issue resolution.
  • Assist Buyer with new product development.

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience with supply chain and inventory management.
  • MS Windows Application knowledge. This position requires heavy use of Excel, previous experience is necessary.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to have a well-structured conversation at every level.
  • Personable - able to speak to customers and merchants with confidence.
  • Quality and accuracy is imperative. Excellent record keeping, prioritization and organizational skills a must. Ability to multi-task on a daily basis.
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, fine tuning abilities.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, and demonstrate self-motivation.

Griot's Garage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug and Tobacco Free Employer.
To apply for this position, please forward your resume and any questions:
Griot's Garage, Inc. / Human Resources
Re: Purchasing Assistant
3333 South 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98409

or e-mail it to:
careers@griotsgarage.com


Retail Store Customer Service Representative (Tacoma, WA)

What gets your motor running? Is it providing the best customer service to a group of highly passionate customers? Maybe it's the opportunity to work for a company that actually pays you to talk about cars and car care products all day? Perhaps it's the opportunity to work in an iconic, historic building surrounded by vintage race cars, motorcycles and unique pieces of automotive history? Or could it be working with an entire team of like minded enthusiasts and perfectionists?

Griot's Garage is the leader in providing complete car care solutions for the car care perfectionist. We have a strong commitment to providing the best service and most complete expertise to our customers, and we want you to come Have Fun In Our Garage.

We are currently hiring for full-time and part-time Retail Store Customer Service Representatives. This position is entrusted with handling customer facing sales with some of the greatest customers. The best candidates will have a sharp mind, eagerness to learn, a strong passion and enthusiasm for anything automotive and a strong desire to take care of the customer at every opportunity. We are looking for a self-motivated, goal oriented professional who thrives in a fun sales environment. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and will only consider candidates who are willing to do the same day in and day out. We are also passionate about everything automotive so having a similar mindset will be a strong benefit.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle customer facing sales.
  • Capturing proper customer information.
  • Cross-selling additional related products.
  • Fielding technical product and process inquiries.
  • Maintain and uphold the highest levels of customer service without exception.
  • Attend and work on-site and off-site tech sessions and auto shows.
  • Standard retail maintenance to include restocking product and basic housekeeping tasks.
  • Process in-store returns.

Qualifications:

  • Aggressive, motivated, self-starter who is passionate about their work, our customers and everything automotive.
  • 2-3 years retail sales and customer service experience preferred.
  • Flexibility with work schedule to include Saturday and Sunday shifts.
  • Is willing to build a long-term relationship with the customers.
  • Is willing to build a long-term relationship with our company.
  • Deal directly with customers to an equally exceptional standard by telephone or face to face.
  • Strong oral communication skills; able to have a well-structured conversation at every level.
  • Ability to build rapport, qualify, present, and build value for sales opportunities.
  • Ability to type 30-40 wpm with excellent spelling and grammar.
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills; able to manage multiple tasks successfully.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Application Knowledge.
  • Ability to perform well in a constantly changing environment; actively seeking new roles as needed within a customer centric work environment.
  • Ability to understand new technologies and software for sales tracking.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • The ability to "Strive for perfection in everything, take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn't exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough." -Sir Henry Royce
  • A willingness to Have Fun In Your Garage!

Benefits:

  • A competitive hourly wage (DOE) with excellent performance based incentives.
  • Co-pay Medical
  • Co-pay Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid vacation days + holiday pay
  • Employee discount plan
  • Employee Profit Sharing Plan

*Due to the high volume of responses, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.*
Please familiarize yourself with Griot's Garage by looking at our company profile.
Griot's Garage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug and Tobacco Free Employer.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to:
Griot's Garage, Inc./Human Resources
Re: Retail Store Customer Service Representative
3333 South 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98409

or e-mail it to:
careers@griotsgarage.com


Systems Administrator (Tacoma, WA)

Griot's Garage is looking for an experienced Systems Administrator to join our team. If you love computers, cars, and can thrive in an exciting fast paced automotive retail industry, you may have found the opportunity you've been waiting for. The Systems Administrator directly impacts day to day operations by maintaining, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing a variety of business systems, software, services and devices. A strong knowledge of Microsoft platforms as well as network diagnosing and security concepts are key. The candidate should have strong communication skills both written and verbally to work with users, management and vendors to independently resolve issues.

Essential functions:

  • Primary support contact internally for systems and services
  • Provides guidance and support for junior system administrators
  • Diagnose and resolve network/server issues
  • Diagnose and resolve software and database issues
  • Audit systems for security
  • Create and maintain documentation and configurations
  • Some off-hours, on-call work necessary
  • Continue to learn and stay on top of changing trends in IT

Necessary Technical Knowledge:

  • Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server, SSIS, Hyper-V
  • Firewall/IPS/IDS concepts and security best practices
  • Linux/Unix administration knowledge
  • Backup and recovery methodologies
  • Experience with scripting languages and general programming knowledge a plus

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in system or network administration
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to balance a multitude of tasks without losing sight of details that matter
  • Self-motivated with a history of producing results
  • Love for automotive culture and striving for perfection is a plus

Benefits:

  • Co-pay Medical
  • Co-pay Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Profit Sharing Plan
  • Paid vacation days + holiday pay
  • Employee discount plan

Griot's Garage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug and Tobacco Free Employer.
To apply for this position, please forward your resume and any questions:
Griot's Garage, Inc. / Human Resources
Re: Systems Administrator
3333 South 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98409

or e-mail it to:
careers@griotsgarage.com