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R202444091

Dealer Services Specialist II

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive

Location:

  • 4969 Muhlhauser Rd, Hamilton, Ohio
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Description


Job Description

Represents the dealer sales lane at the location on sale days —promotes services such as Manheim certified, accept and solicits reserve numbers from dealers, up sells products and services, etc. Works with lane, department managers, market sales team, and other coordinators to ensure each vehicle crosses the auction block on sale day also responsible for ensuring vehicles are re‐ran if needed. Works directly with customer onsite, via email & phone to ensure expectations are met and service issues are resolved.

  • Represents the Dealer Sales Lane at the location on sale days —promotes services such as Manheim Express, OVE and other Cox businesses.
  • Certifies, accepts and solicits reserve numbers from Dealers, assigns run numbers, reps vehicles on the block, works “IF” counter offers, up sells products and services, etc.
  • Works with lane, department managers, market sales team, and other coordinators to ensure each vehicle crosses the auction block on sale day and or is posted on OVE; also responsible for ensuring vehicles are re‐ran if needed.
  • Works directly with customer onsite, via email & phone to ensure expectations are met and service issues are resolved.
  • Champions all sale day preparations (pre/post activities) related to in‐lane and online sales.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and sincere appreciation for the business relationships that have been established amongst the dealers and Manheim.
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and resolves customer problems and issues; serves as a liaison between customers, sales teams, and location personnel to reconcile problems and to maintain a high level of customer service.
  • Assist with customer care issues and respond to dealer inquiries, problems, or concerns in a professional manner and escalate as necessary.
  • Educate customers on Online Vehicle Exchange, Simulcast, Manheim.com, and on other Manheim services & products. Provide assistance and training in usage.
  • Provide consultation to customers regarding the setting of floor prices prior to every sale and educate dealers if needed to MMR. This will guarantee the success of a dealer’s in-lane and online offerings and ensure Manheim sets realistic dealer expectations on selling cars.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with dealers over the phone, online, and at the Auction through planned contact and meetings, as well as feedback sessions regarding Auction and online use and services.
  • Serve as initial contact for buyers and sellers.
  • Maximize the number of transactions on OVE. Promote all listings onsite and offsite.
  • Load inventory for dealers, including no sales, transfer inventory from AutoTrader/others, and vehicles with condition reports.
  • Solicit inventory and offer additional services to all buyers (PSIs, recon, CRs)
  • Work with the manager to ensure a consistent and effective online and in-lane customer experience, appropriate transaction processing, high customer satisfaction, and service levels.
  • Walk vehicles for/with account representative and make recommendations for reconditioning to increase vehicle value.
  • Reviews vehicles in sales line‐up, locate missing vehicles, and works with customers and operations to ensure that vehicles are prepared for sale (i.e., approval for repairs, frame checks, mileage, and VIN check).
  • Coordinates with Recon shops to ensure that repairs are completed in a timely manner
  • Works closely with vehicle check‐in and lot operations to ensure all work is completed on dealer vehicles (i.e., recon, inspections, details, etc.).
  • Contacts inside support if units are pulled from the sale or online for work not being completed or mechanical issues so this can be communicated to the customer.
  • Work with lot operations and quadrant coordinators to ensure appropriate scanning and organization of account vehicles.
  • Review vehicles in sale lineup, locate missing vehicles and work with account representatives to ensure vehicles are ready for sale.
  • Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such. Actively participate in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications:

Minimum-

  • High School Diploma/GED and 3 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as any level degree/certification beyond a HS diploma/GED in a related discipline; or 5 years’ experience in a related field
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to work in a high-performance, fast-paced team environment.
  • Solid computer skills, including the ability to use Internet and MS Office effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a constantly changing environment.
  • Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks; manual dexterity.
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance, and depth perception.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds

Preferred-

  • 1 - 3 years of Auction experience or 2 - 4 years of dealership experience is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in sales support role desired.
  • Ability to speak Spanish

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.

Compensation:

Hourly base pay rate is $17.40 - $26.06/hour. The hourly base rate may vary within the anticipated range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include commission (annual, monthly, etc.) and/or an incentive program.

Benefits:

Employees are eligible to receive a minimum of sixteen hours of paid time off every month and seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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! 

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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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