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New Assistant Group Buyer for Autoparts UK


Date: 31-Jan-2020

Autoparts UK has promoted Steven McKenzie to Assistant Group Buyer, highlighting its commitment to ongoing personnel development and encouraging employee growth from within its current workforce. 

McKenzie, who has been with the company for nearly twenty years, started his career as an apprentice in 2001.

He quickly progressed through the ranks, becoming a parts advisor after just four years, before being promoted to parts manager and then UK manager.

His new role will involve measuring and monitoring branch stock profiles throughout the group, primarily on Autoparts UK’s product range. McKenzie will also work closely with all parts suppliers to ensure key processes are running efficiently. 

As Assistant Group Buyer, he will be responsible for planning and selecting different ranges of products to sell into trade and retail outlets and will be playing a key role in the company’s new e-commerce team.

An enthusiastic McKenzie said: “I’m really excited to take this next step with Autoparts UK. I have massive ambition and want to help grow the parts business. I aim to be a vital part of this team and hope that my experience can bring fresh ideas to the table and help all departments moving forward.”

Craig McCracken, group factor manager, said: “Steven has always been integral to the growth of our team and business, and we’re confident that he will take this next challenge in his stride and continue to push Autoparts UK onwards and upwards to ensure we are continually meeting our goals.”

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