DriveTime

Central Servicing Specialist

Job Overview

DriveTime Needs a Central Services Specialist

 

DriveTime is the nation’s second 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, redreamed 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 values, morals 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, inspecting and 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 call centers to our 145 retail locations and 26 inspection centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

 

Job ID# 27093
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Interest: Corporate
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 7/29/2019

A Day in the Life of a Central Servicing Specialist

 

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

 

In short, as the Central Services Specialist you will provide a trio of services under one centralized team. That trio includes, central purchasing, managing travel and entertainment programs, national retail vendor management and facility services. Our Central Services Team is responsible for assisting with and researching complex issues and discrepancies related to all three fields. This position will also oversee the daily purchasing operations, travel and entertainment policy and represent DriveTime interdepartmentally, as well as with external vendors and other outside organizations.

 

In long, our Central Services Specialist are responsible for:

 

  • Processing purchase orders, requisitions and other purchasing documents for the purchase of goods and services.
  • Vetting purchases and obtaining the most cost efficient vendors and prices for material, tools, services and equipment requested by business units.
  • Reviewing, authorizing and coding all purchase orders for services and supplies obtained to conduct business.
  • Assisting with proper recording and expensing of expenditures.
  • Collaborating with internal business units to coordinate corporate travel (flights, hotels, transportation, catering, events, team builders).
  • Updating and distributing DriveTime travel and entertainment policy.
  • Working closely with Accounts Payable auditing and approving national vendor invoices.
  • Maintaining relationships with and manages national vendor’s services.
  • Supporting, scheduling or otherwise assisting with services like but not limited to: cash pickups, trash removal, satellite TV assistance, and other services at our various locations.
  • Managing the following facility maintenance services and vendors at all DriveTime locations: janitorial, pest control, landscaping, lot wash and snow removal.
  • Generating and maintaining Excel reports as needed.
  • Acting as a resource for all business units to assist them in obtaining the most efficient means of production.
  • Performing all other projects and one off assignments as assigned by leadership.

 

 

 

Qualifications

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

 

  • A mind for the details. Okay we know “detail-oriented” is on about every job description – but we really mean it! 
  • 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.
  • Works well in a time crunch. There will be multiple time sensitive requirements and you’ll need the ability to meet deliverable due dates.
  • 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.
  • Agile in a fast-past environment. We move, and we move quickly. Thriving in an environment that never stops, is a must.
  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment.  We work together in order to win together.

 

The Specifics.

 

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to quickly and comfortably learn new systems, tools and processes
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel, experience with reporting

 

Nice to Haves.

 

  • Experience in a related field

 

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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