BS in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Madison
My time at RockAuto has been great. I am part of the small team that writes and maintains all of the software that keeps the business up and running. One of the things that makes working at RockAuto enjoyable is that the time from idea to production is extremely fast. Projects do not get lost in any "re-design" or "approval" phase - they just get done. Because we do everything in-house, I have worked on an incredible range of projects, from updating the website to creating automated building controls for our office. The work is highly autonomous, always challenging, and very rewarding.
BBA in Operations & Technology Management, Specialization in SCM, University of Wisconsin, Madison
RockAuto was my first job out of college, and it has provided me with opportunities you typically do not see in your first full time job. I started at RockAuto as a Part Time Customer Support Analyst which allowed me to complete the majority of my training while still in school. After graduation, I moved into a Supply Chain Manager position and was given the opportunity to manage a large portion of our Supply Chain. It was rewarding to see the immediate impact my decisions and ideas made. After three years in Supply Chain, I was promoted to our Product Management team where I focus on fostering manufacturer relationships to cultivate a product mix that will appeal to our customer base and drive sales growth. My team is small but effective, and I appreciate the amount of responsibility that has been given to me. To have such a large impact on an innovative company is both exciting and satisfying.
BS in Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison. MBA, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
RockAuto is a great place to work because of how much of an impact an individual can have the moment they join our family. Having a small staff relative to our customer base requires us to empower every individual we hire to make key decisions about the customers, suppliers, and other stakeholder relationships. While operational autonomy is not without challenges, it makes adding value for our customers very rewarding. Being a part of a fast-growing company in an expanding industry is really exciting. It also creates room for new opportunities that can make for a long, diverse, and satisfying career. If you are ready to have a substantial stake in an organization and flex your analytical muscles to contribute to a fast-growing company, please join us!
BSB in Marketing & Operations Management,
Supply Chain Manager
RockAuto has given me the opportunity to utilize my skill set to make many decisions that have had a large impact on the company's supply chain and bottom line as soon as I entered the Supply Chain Manager role. Customer service, logistics, and purchasing are all embodied within the role, so I have the opportunity to see things from all ends and work with both suppliers and customers to identify areas of improvement in the company's supply chain and develop and implement solutions to strengthen those areas. I am happy to be a part of this innovative organization which continues to delight customers with unmatched service, delivery, innovation, and quality products. Working at RockAuto never gets boring, is constantly challenging, and work-life balance is unmatched! If you are looking for those aspects in a job, look no further because RockAuto is the place for you.
BA German and International Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Supply Chain Manager, Team Lead
From the moment I started as a Supply Chain Manager, it was clear to me that RockAuto puts its growth and success in the hands of its employees. In my time here, I have had the opportunity to identify areas where efficiency, accuracy and optimization were needed, redesign warehouse locations and design process improvements. These changes have resulted in a significant reduction in errors and a substantial decrease in shipping time at my locations. Although challenging, it is fulfilling to know that the changes and effort I make have a direct impact on such a large business. After some time, I was promoted to a Team Lead position in which I now have the pleasure of working together with other Supply Chain Managers to ensure their locations are also improving and running efficiently. If you are looking to play an essential role in management, are up for tackling challenges and are looking for ways to continually grow, you will fit right in to the RockAuto family!
BA in Mathematics and Spanish Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison
As an employee of RockAuto, I have come to appreciate the data-driven approach to serving our customers and solving problems. Though RockAuto's industry is "retail", RockAuto could almost be considered a software or engineering firm in terms of its dedication to accurately identifying, maintaining, and storing the data that allows us to efficiently and inexpensively supply a range of products to customers around the world. Because many of my colleagues have engineering, computer science, or other technical backgrounds, our independent and collective decision-making processes are executed with an emphasis on automation and scalability. This allows us to keep our prices down and our fulfillment seamless, which are the two ultimate services that a company can provide to its customers.