Vehicle Acquisition Specialist

Seattle, Washington
Full time
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Carter Motors
251-500 employees
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At Carter Motors, we strive to make every customer a customer for life. Happy employees make happy customers, and we reward individuals who are ready to work hard and stay motivated. Every employee at Carter Motors is absolutely critical to its success. Our promise is to keep delivering the same award winning service and value that our community has come to expect from our dealership through the years.

We are currently seeking a motivated individual to become a Sales Acquisition Specialist at Carter Subaru & Volkswagen in Ballard. As an Acquisition Specialist, you will play a critical role in the expansion and enhancement of our vehicle inventory. This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals who aspire to become a Sales Consultant but may lack direct experience in the field. It’s a great stepping stone to understand the industry and develop essential skills for a successful career in automotive sales.
Hourly Wage: $20 per hour
Bonus: $25 per showed appointment; $50 per vehicle purchased
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Sunday/Monday off)

What We Offer
  • Competitive compensation plans
  • Medical, Dental & Vision after 30 days of employment
  • 401(k) + Company Match Plan after 90 days of employment
  • AFLAC, Legal Shield & Identity Theft Shield, FSA, Pet Insurance Discount
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Paid time off after 90 days of employment
  • Growth opportunities
  • Paid Training
  • Employee vehicle purchase plans
  • Family owned and operated
  • Long term job security
  • Discount Program
  • Discounts on products and services
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  • Research and identify potential vehicle acquisition opportunities through various channels including private sellers, trade-ins, and other dealerships.
  • Evaluate the condition, history, and market value of potential acquisitions to ensure they meet company standards.
  • Negotiate purchase prices and terms with sellers to secure favorable deals for the dealership.
  • Maintain and manage relationships with auction houses, wholesalers, and other relevant contacts.
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing teams to understand inventory needs and market trends.
  • Ensure all acquired vehicles are accurately documented and comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Monitor market trends and pricing strategies to make informed acquisition decisions.
  • Provide regular reports and updates to management on acquisition activities and results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make informed decisions.
  • Fantastic communication skills with your customers.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Professional, well-groomed personal appearance.
  • Clean & Clear WA state driving record is required.
  • Pre-employment background check, reference check & drug screen is required.
Carter Motors is a proud equal opportunities employer. We continue to embrace diversity and foster a workplace that is inclusive and equitable. We do not deny employment based on race, ethnicity, national origin, disabilities, or any other protected characteristics. Our company leadership holds a "zero-tolerance" policy for unlawful harassment and discrimination. Carter Motors is committed to providing a safe workplace for our employees and customers. We are a drug free workplace, and all employees are held to this standard to be free from the effects of drugs and/or alcohol while on duty. Carter Motors also participates in fair chance hiring practices, applicants with a criminal history are treated the same as all other qualified candidates. Those with a criminal history will undergo an individualized assessment and evaluated based on, but not limited to, the following: the position the candidates holds or will hold; the nature of the offense(s); the time elapsed since the offenses(s) occurred; the conduct of the candidate since the offense(s); evidence of rehabilitation; and employment history.