Regional Automotive Parts Manager

Area Manager Automotive

Automotive Parts Manager

Minimum ? Bachelor?s Degree or Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering

Certified training for Regional Parts Manager (RPM)(programme aligned to ASC/Q 0606 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Not applicable if ASDC Regional Parts Manager certificate holder or holder of Postgraduate Degree or Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering

Up to 3 years of experience for other qualifications

On-the-job training is desirable for ASDC Regional Parts Manager certificate holders

The tasks a Regional Parts Manager(RPM)is expected to perform include:

Managing the spare parts business for the OEM across a region

Managing and ensuring the movement of spare parts

Skilled in managing operations to ensure the availability of spare parts

Skilled at settling claims

Familiar with managing customer relationships and quality service

Proficiency in supervising and evaluating performance

Adept at planning and organizing work to meet expected outcomes

Efficiency in maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment

Ability to stay abreast with the latest technological advancements

Physically fit

Postgraduate Degree or Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Team player

Good communication skills

Sense of time management

Problem solvingskills

Customer sensitivity


Leadership quality

It is not a desk job

May require supervising Assistants

May entail a certain level of local travel

Part-time jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Overtime is common

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like constant contact with machine parts, tools, equipment, car components, etc.

Health risks include physical and mental strain, exposure to extreme temperatures, gases, chemicals, odours, spirits, etc.

For freshers ?INR19,000 toINR28,000 per month

For candidates with experience -INR32,000 toINR54,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Growth Estimates of the Automotive Sector in India

The automobile industry is one of India?s most vibrant and growing industries. This industry accounts for 22 per cent of the country's manufacturing gross domestic product (GDP). The auto sector is one of the biggest job creators, both directly and indirectly. It is estimated that every job created in an auto company leads to three to five indirect ancillary jobs.

India's domestic market and its growth potential have been a big attraction for many global automakers. India is presently the world's third largest exporter of two-wheelers after China and Japan.

According to a report by Standard Chartered Bank, India is likely to overtake Thailand in global auto-export market share by the year 2020.

The next few years are projected to show solid but cautious growth due to improved affordability, rising incomes and untapped markets.

With the government?s backing, and trends in the international scenario such as the decline in prices of natural rubber, the Indian automobile industry is slated to witness some major growth.

This means there will be a huge demand for Regional Parts manager (RPM).


Automobile dealerships

Company-owned automobile and parts dealerships

Auto components dealerships

Cities across India