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AirSept Announces New Procurement Manager

Marion Parkes was formerly purchasing manager for Genuine Parts Company.

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AirSept, a manufacturer of award-winning repair solutions for the automotive aftermarket, has announced the addition of Marion Parkes as the company’s new procurement manager. Parkes is responsible for both direct and indirect strategic sourcing strategies and processes and will oversee the establishment of best practices for procure-to-pay processes for all transactions. She also manages all vendor relationships and contractual KPIs and metrics to ensure product pricing, discounts and rebates are properly applied. 

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Parkes was formerly purchasing manager for Genuine Parts Co., where she was responsible for purchasing and inventory of more than $300 million of finished goods at five hubs supporting 57 NAPA distribution centers. She has extensive experience in under car and heavy-duty product categories. As the lead on the NAPA inventory steering committee, she was adept at improving inventory turns, spend, profit and service levels while also making recommendations on purchasing policies, product quality, process improvement and vendor collaboration. 

Parkes has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management and retail disciplines and is proficient in Dynamics, D365, Manhattan Inventory Optimization and Scorecard Management. She is based at AirSept’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta.

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“This is a new position for AirSept and one that has long been needed, especially after the last two years of challenging supply chain issues. We are fortunate to have Marion join us to manage vendor relations, forecasting, inventory planning and quality control,” said Aaron Becker, AirSept president. “She has excellent team-building skills that have been apparent since day one, a penchant for detail, and is skilled at sourcing the highest quality materials while also achieving cost savings. As we move to aggressively introduce AirSept products to new markets, we are very fortunate to have someone with Marion’s depth of expertise as part of our growing senior leadership team.”

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