Job Description

Category
Buyer
Business Unit
Corporate
Address
1720 W Rio Salado Pkwy
City
Tempe
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85281
Country
US

Overview

DriveTime Needs a Buyer!

 

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the largest privately owned used car sales and finance company in the country. With more than 130 dealerships, 3 operations centers and 15 reconditioning centers across the nation, our 4,000+ employees are focused on getting the right customer in the right car, at the right terms.  With over 25 years of industry experience, and our dedication to streamlining the purchase process, we're redefining what it means to buy and finance a used car.

 

As focused as we are on our customer, we take that same focus on finding the right talent for the right opportunities within our organization.  All across the nation, from our Home Office and operations centers to our retail locations and reconditioning centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

 

In short, as the Buyer, you will manage your own markets and purchase quality inventory for dealerships nationwide. The average DriveTime Buyer will be responsible for purchasing approximately $30 million worth of vehicles annually!

 

In long, you will:

  • Analyze market for trends in vehicle wholesale values.
  • Represent DriveTime at online auctions nationwide.
  • Buyer will purchase approximately 3,100 units per year.
  • Manage your own inventory through supply chain life cycle.
  • Develop and maintains ongoing relationships with auction personnel, fleet representatives and internal partners.
  • Partner with DriveTime Inspection Centers on repair estimates and wholesale decisions.
  • Limited travel required for training purposes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Join a hands on team where you can get expect collaboration, training, and support.

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

 

  • 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.
  • A mind for the details. Okay we know “detail-oriented” is on about every job description – but we really mean it! 
  • Agile in a fast-paced 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 to win together.
  • Passionate and goal-oriented. We are looking for someone that is enthusiastic about their work and is passionate about not only meeting their goals but exceeding them.
  • Fantastic problem solver. Your job is not only to find the problem, but more importantly, find the solution.

The Specifics.

 

  • Strong background in business processes, decision-making, and working in a results-driven environment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must reside near or around the greater Phoenix area in AZ

 

Nice to Haves.

 

  • College degree preferred 
  • Some experience in logistics, supply chain, and/or purchasing is a plus but not a must

And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Along the way, we provide plenty of opportunity to be creative and grow professionally in a fun, high-energy environment.

 

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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