Automotive parts manager employees are crucial to successful service departments. Responsibilities include inventory management, parts operations, and ordering. They are also required to track retail budgets ensuring profit, and manage employees of the automotive parts department. They must ensure that replacement parts inventory is maintained at an appropriate level to increase service department efficiency and customer satisfaction. Many also serve as sales representatives for auto parts, requiring strong customer service skills. They typically work at dealership automotive service centers, auto parts stores, and vehicle manufacturer repair or body shops.