Job Description

Bridgecrest Needs a Vendor Management Specialist

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the largest privately owned used car sales and finance company in the country (yes, we are THAT good)! With more than 140 dealerships, 3 operations centers and 20 reconditioning centers across the nation, our 5,000+ 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.

At DriveTime, we do more than just sell used cars, we also finance them through our very own company Bridgecrest.  Bridgecrest is one of the country’s leading financial services providers that services roughly $10 billion in finance receivables for DriveTime and other third parties. We service auto loans across a wide credit spectrum with the intent of creating a strong path to vehicle ownership for its customers.

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

In short, the Vendor Management Specialist will manage our network of repossession vendors and serve as a liaison between the vendors and internal teams. This includes assisting with account inquiries, fee approvals, performance reviews, and discussions on contracted expectations.

In long, you will:

  • Assist with inquiries from our network of repossession vendors
  • Be involved in the onboarding process of new vendors, as well as create and execute policies and procedures
  • Complete frequent audits for each vendor to ensure compliance adherence and system accuracy
  • Ensure confidentiality of the company’s operations, portfolio, customer information, and computer technology
  • Follow-up with vendors regarding contracted SLAs
  • Pull data for monthly scorecards and review performance trends with vendors
  • Navigate through multiple software applications
  • Perform 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.

  • Tuition Reimbursement. We encourage growth and development, not only in your career with us but also your formal education.

  • 11 days of PTO and 8 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off? This also increases with tenure.

  • 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 & Onsite Gym. Each site has a unique space for you to relax and unwind by pumping some iron, playing some ping pong, foosball, video games or just catching up with friends.

  • 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. Over 80% of our current leadership has developed internally.

  • Competitive pay. This position starts at $21.00 (more depending on experience). Come grow with us!

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.

  • Agile in a fast-past environment. We move, and we move quickly.  Thriving in an environment that never stops, is a must.

  • A mind for the details. Okay we know "detail-oriented" is on about every job description - but we really mean it! 

  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment. We work together in order to win together.

  • Timely. We don’t believe in being "fashionably late". You’ll need to adhere to regular and predictable attendance.

  • 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.

  • Fantastic problem solver.  Your job is not only to find the problem, but more importantly, find the solution.

The Specifics.

  • Strong analytical skillset in gathering data
  • Experience with RDN
  • Experience in repossession processes and understanding of the industry
  • Must be self-motivated with strong decision making and problem-solving abilities

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.

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!

Application Instructions

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