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Sr. Manager, General Management

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 15% of the time

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 1050 Four Star Dr, Valley, Alabama
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Operations play a critical role in our auto auction business. We’re searching for someone who can grasp the big picture and drive us forward. Does that sound like you?

We’re hiring a Senior Manager of Operations to manage all aspects of our auction operations — taking care of all vehicles, customers, and employees.

If this leadership position sounds like your dream gig, we want to hear from you!

What’s in It for You?  

Here’s a sneak peek at the benefits you could experience as a Cox employee:

  • A competitive salary and top-notch bonus/incentive plans. 
  • Exceptional work-life balance, flexible time-off policies, and accommodating work schedules. 
  • Comprehensive healthcare, with multiple options for individuals and families. 
  • Generous 401(k) retirement plans with company match. 
  • Professional development and continuing education opportunities. 
  • Inclusive parental leave policies, plus comprehensive fertility coverage and adoption assistance. 
  • Extra perks like pet insurance, employee discounts, and much more. Check out all our benefits.  

What You’ll Do  

You’ll manage all activities related to the daily operations of the auction. Here’s what that’ll look like day-to-day:

  • Helping develop and execute operational business plans.
  • Analyzing expenses and implementing procedures to improve efficiency.
  • Working with commercial departments to schedule and prepare vehicles for sale.
  • Supervising and developing Auction Operations staff.
  • Meeting with leaders to review and resolve any Auction operation problems.
  • Assisting with timely feedback to customer inquiries.
  • Monitoring work volumes and staffing levels to ensure efficiency, quality, and effective customer service.
  • Reviewing departmental performance against key performance indicators and developing strategies for improvement.
  • Partnering with various support teams (such as finance, HR, and sales) to ensure operations align with company objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the manager or supervisor.

Who You Are  

You’re a skilled leader who can handle the nitty-gritty while still seeing the big picture. Here’s more on what you have to offer:


  • A high school diploma/GED and 14 years of experience in the automotive industry or auction business. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience; a master’s degree and 8 years of experience; or a PhD and 5 years of experience.
  • Safe drivers are needed; a valid driver’s license is required.
  • Effective management, decision-making, organizational and communication skills.


  • Reconditioning and/or body shop experience.
  • Proficiency with computer software, including AS400.

Physical requirements:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk, and hear.
  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat, and climb.
  • Vision abilities include close, distance, color, and depth perception.
  • Occasional exposure to weather conditions, fumes, and noise.

Kick your career into high gear. Join Cox today.


Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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