DriveTime

Job Overview

DriveTime Needs an In-Lane Buyer

 

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!

 

To apply submit your resume to Laurissa.Esquivel@Drivetime.com

 

Job ID# 27301
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Interest: Inspection Center
Type: Regular Full-Time
Post Date: 9/9/2019

A Day in the Life of an Automotive Buyer

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

 

In short, as a DriveTime Buyer you will build relationships with auctions around the country. You will manage your own markets and purchase great quality inventory for dealerships nationwide. The average DriveTime Buyer will be responsible for purchasing approximately $22 million worth of vehicles annually!

 

In long,

  • Monitors used automobile market for trends in vehicle values.
  • Attends auctions to buy cars that meet DriveTime requirements. Will purchase approximately 2,500 units per year 
  • Manage the liquidation process for repossessions, trade ins and reject inventory.
  • Maintains ongoing customer relations with Auction Personnel and Fleet Representatives.
  • Partner with DriveTime Inspection Center on repair and wholesale decisions.
  • Travel to out of market Auctions is required from 50%- 75% of the time.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

  • 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.
  • Operate autonomously. This isn’t a “hold your hand” kind of role.  We give you autonomy to be creative in your space and do your thing.  We need an individual that is self-motivated to get the work done and get the work done well.
  • 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.
  • Level headed. You’ll need the ability to maintain personal composure when confronted with a difficult situation.
  • Strategic thinker. We are looking for an individual that takes an insightful, future oriented, open-minded and proactive approach to thinking.

The Specifics.

  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor's degree or higher if no past experience in automobile auction process.
  • Valid driver’s license. 

 

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!

 

Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening process. DriveTime is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.

Rachael J
Software Systems Specialist

 

DriveTime’s culture encourages you to grow and challenge yourself. I started as an Intern in HR almost five years ago. I never would have expected that someday I’d be analyzing IT software solutions—but here I am, loving it! Amazing mentors have supported me in each direction my career has taken here and I’m lucky to have a group of colleagues that feels like family. I am passionate about what I do. It’s a bonus to work with such vibrant, fun, brilliant people every day.

I venture outdoors in my free time to take advantage of all this sunshine. I like to go hiking, running and road triping on long weekends. Baseball games out here are a must for me too. Cooking and sketching are my creative outlets of choice. I also hang out with my wonderful, fluffy German Shepherd mix whenever I can.

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