GENE MESSER VOLKSWAGEN is part of fast growing Group 1 Automotive, a leader in automotive retail and we are looking to add qualified AUTOMOTIVE SALES PROFESSIONALS to join our team at our newly renovated showroom. Group 1 is a Fortune 500 company that offers a team environment, great benefits and ongoing training and support for its associates. If you’ve got the horsepower to join a fast paced environment and hit our high standards - apply today!
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
- Demonstrates automobiles by explaining characteristics, capabilities,
and features; taking test drives; comparing and contrasting competitive
models; explaining warranties and services.
- Prospect daily for potential customers; maintain consistent rapport
with previously sold customers.
- Maintain high CSI score.
- Maintain an owner follow up system that encourages repeat and referral business and contributes to customer satisfaction.
- Continually learn about product updates, features, accessories, inventory and their benefits to the customer.
- Realize that business is built on customer satisfaction and be devoted to guaranteeing satisfaction to our customers.
- Establish personal goals that are consistent with dealership standards of productivity, and devise a strategy to meet those goals.
- Learn to overcome objections; ask for the sale; negotiate price; complete sales or purchase agreement; explain and offer warranties, services, and finance.
- Provide sales management information by completion reports.
- Attend sales meetings and training sessions as required.
- Follow all company policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Company’s Values in all interactions with customers, co-workers and vendors.
Houston-based Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a Fortune 500 automotive
retailer, is a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry.
Since its initial public offering in October 1997, Group 1 has grown to
become the fourth largest dealership group in the United States. The
company has achieved this success through a strategy that leverages
management experience and emphasizes geographic and brand diversity,
interrelated revenue streams, operational efficiencies and the prudent
deployment of capital. Group 1 owns and operates over 100 automotive
dealerships, representing over 135 franchises and over 25 collision
centers, in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Through its
dealerships, the Company sells new and used cars and light trucks;
arranges related financing, vehicle service and insurance contracts;
provides maintenance and repair services; and sells replacement parts.
Requirements (include but are not limited to):
- Sales experience (preferably in the automotive industry) preferred.
- Outstanding communication skills in both verbal and written.
- Confidence in your ability to be successful.
- A desire to work in a commission, performance-based, environment.
- Great attitude with high-energy personality.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Professional appearance and work ethic.
- Self-starter and self-motivated.
- Ability to work well in a process driven environment.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Valid driver license in the state that you will work and a good driving record.
*All applicants must pass pre-employment testing to include: background checks, MVR, and drug testing in order to qualify for employment*
Compensation and Benefits:
In addition to competitive pay, we offer our associates:
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision, Life, Disability insurance
- 401(k) plan with company match
- Paid vacation
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Employee Vehicle Purchase Program
- Professional work environment, with job training and advancement opportunities
If you are in alignment with our values of integrity, transparency, professionalism and teamwork- now might be the time for you to accelerate your career as part of the best company in automotive retail. Apply today or refer a qualified friend.
Group 1 Automotive is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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