In Lane Inventory Specialist
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.
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!
- 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.(up to 90 miles one way, max.)
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
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).
Wellness Program. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes 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!
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.
$65,000 Salary + Cell phone allowance
High School or GED required
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 Fontana, Riverside, Montclair
Company Vehicle: We cover insurance and wear & tear!
Hybrid role: Requires 2-3 days of travel to and from Repair Centers/ Auctions, Dealerships, etc.
During Training: Travel Every Day or Night for the first 8-9 weeks
Nice to Haves.
College degree preferred
Some experience in logistics, supply chain, and/or purchasing is a plus but not a must
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!
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. Buckle up for plenty of opportunities to grow in a professional, fun, and high-energy environment!
Job Reference #: R2566