DriveTime

Online Automotive Buyer

Job Overview

DriveTime Needs an Online Buyer

 

DriveTime is the nation’s fourth largest used car retailer, focused on helping people find and finance used vehicles (trust us, it’s more exciting than it sounds).  We have single-handedly rebuilt, retooled, and reconfigured the way people think about driving cars; breaking apart from the industry’s status quo.  For more than 14 years, DriveTime has changed the auto world from the ground up while emphasizing integrity, values, and growth from the inside-out!

 

DriveTime’s goal is to take every customer on the full path to ownership. All the way from purchasing vehicles, reconditioning, selling, to financing, servicing and warranties – when it comes to owning a vehicle - we know what’s up!  As motivated as we are to take our customer on the path to ownership, we are just as focused on taking our employees on the path to owning their careers.  Across the nation, from our home office, and operations centers to our 145 retail locations and 20 inspection centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

Job ID# 26189
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 3/21/2019

A Day in the Life of an Online Automotive Buyer

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

 

In short, as an Online Buyer, you will build relationships with auctions around the country to source and purchase great quality inventory for dealerships nationwide. Our average Online Buyer is responsible for purchasing approximately $22 million worth of vehicles annually!

 

Our Online Buyers are responsible for:

 

  • Monitoring used automobile market for trends in vehicle values.
  • Simulcasting auctions to purchase vehicles that meet DriveTime requirements. Will purchase approximately 2,500 units per year
  • Facilitating the liquidation process for repossessions, trade ins and reject inventory.
  • Maintaining ongoing customer relations with Auction Personnel and Fleet Representatives.
  • Partnering with DriveTime Inspection Centers on repair and wholesale decisions.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

 

  • Quality decision maker. Good decisions are made based on knowledge.  We’ll need you to gather all the facts and take them all into consideration when making decisions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences including management.
  • Self-driven yet selfless. We need someone capable of managing their own time and business, yet is capable of making decisions for the betterment of DriveTime, not just themselves.
  • A mind for the details. Okay we know “detail-oriented” is on about every job description – but we really mean it! 
  • Master negotiator. You’ll need the ability to think clearly and rapidly under pressure and persuade others.
  • Agile in a fast-past environment. We move, and we move quickly. Thriving in an environment that never stops changing, is a must.
  • Organization and time management skills in spades. You’ll be handling multiple projects and deadlines that will require you to prioritize then re-prioritize… then… re-prioritize again.
  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment.  We work together in order to win together.
  • Operate autonomously. This isn’t a “hold your hand” kind of role.  We give you autonomy to do your thing.  We need an individual that is self-motivated to get the work done and get the work done well.

 

 

The Specifics.

 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher if no past experience in automobile auction process.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Valid driver’s license.

 

 

Nice to Haves.

 

  • Knowledge of vehicle types, makes and approximate wholesale value.

 

 

Anything Else?  Absolutely.

 

DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by AZCentral.com for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

 

 

So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.

 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break – no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within. We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!

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Meet the DriveTime Crew!

We’re a team of innovators and engineers, movers and shakers, morning people and night owls, dreamers and believers, techies and talkers. But most of all we are a family. At DriveTime we’re fueled by the success of our employees as much as we are by the loyalty of our customers.

Ryan R.
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Everyone you meet is genuinely enjoying their day being at work. Home office is a very vibrant and happy atmosphere. I’ve noticed a strong company culture that generously provides you with all the tools, encouragement and freedom needed to perform your work the best way possible. Everyone is open to new ideas and ways of doing business.

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