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Internal Advisor

Rockville Audi Rockville Full-Time
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Make your move to one of America’s highest volume Pre-Owned and New Audi dealerships, Rockville Audi. Our associates see training onsite and offsite.  We have a program in place to grow our talent team. Our management team simply hires for quality team members and will bring you additional training on our best practices. Your experience with automobiles, service write-up, vendor relations, and a strong background of communication will guide your way with us.


You're serious about your career, and rest assured you've come to the right place.  At a Sonic Automotive family dealership, you'll find the opportunities, resources, and support you need to grow and develop professionally. Our 100+ dealerships are concerned with more than moving inventory; they're committed to your success and invested in your future. So read on, and consider a rewarding career with Sonic Automotive, Inc.

 

Internal Advisor Purpose:

The Internal Advisor runs an efficient and profitable reconditioning department through productive staffing, associate retention, cost controls, achievement of objectives, and maintenance of all work performed records.  Ensures that detailers and/or technicians assigned to the reconditioning department are working in a safe, efficient and productive manner.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

•       Attend trade walks daily

•       Schedule all internal service work

•       Direct and dispatch technicians and/or detailers specified RO’s

•       Maintains schedule for recon technicians and detail associates

•       Monitors daily productivity reports and corresponding payroll records

•       Facilitate Writing and Booking all Used Car RO’s 

•       Facilitate Ordering Parts and Billing out Parts for Used Vehicles

•       Facilitate sending out sublets, keeping day to day track of their progress

•       Properly posting all sublets to appropriate RO

•       Maintain service and detail timelines (turns) within 3 to 5 days (Pay Plan Based)

•       Get approvals from Used car Manager

•       Insuring that vendor repairs are approved and consistent in pricing with negotiated pricing

•       Forecasts goals and objectives for the department and strives to meet them

•       Monitors and controls the performance of the department using appropriate reports, tracking systems, and surveys

•       Strives for harmony and teamwork within the department and with other departments

•       Understands, keeps abreast of, and complies with federal, state, and local regulations that affect service operations, such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right-to-Know, etc

•       Understands and ensures compliance with manufacturer warranty and policy procedures

•       Accounts for all documents; ensures that none are missing and all are processed correctly

•       Facilitates and/or conducts technical training and sends associates to appropriate training schools as needed

•       Monitors and follows up on all parts orders with the parts manager to ensure availability

•       Maintains high-quality reconditioning standards and minimizes comebacks.  Conduct periodic spot checks of completed jobs for thoroughness and quality

•       Keeps abreast of new equipment and tools available and recommends purchases

•       Ensures that the work areas are kept clean and free of workplace hazards

•       Ensures the proper care, storage and inventory of special tools

•       Maintains a professional appearance and that of the recon team

•       Realize that the company’s business is built on guest satisfaction and devote himself/herself to guaranteeing satisfaction to guests

•       Determine management, production and quality requirements by asking questions and listening

•       Attend Sonic meetings as requested

•       Maintain a follow-up system that encourages follow through with assigned projects

•       Establish personal performance goals that are consistent with company standards of productivity and devise a strategy to meet those goals

•       Review and analyze actions at the end of each day, week, month, and year to determine how to better utilize time and plans more effectively

•       Understand the terminology of the business and keep abreast of technology changes in the product

•       Know and understand the federal, state and local requirements which govern the company’s business

•       Follow directions from a supervisor

•       Understand and follow work rules and procedures

•       Accept constructive criticism

•       Interact well with others and be a positive influence on associate morale

•       Must sign voluntarily the company’s non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement and be able to be faithful to its provisions.

Qualifications:

o   High school diploma or the equivalent

o   Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information

o   Professional personal appearance 

o   Excellent communication skills

o   Ability to meet company’s production and quality standards

•       All applicants must be authorized to work in the USA

•       All applicants must perform duties and responsibilities in a safe manner

•       All applicants must be able to demonstrate ability to pass pre-employment testing to include background checks, MVR, drug test, and valid driver license

It's time to make the most important move of your career.  From our cooperative, team-based approach, to our more than 1,000 internal advancements each year, it's easy to see the difference. When you join our organization, you'll enjoy comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and unparalleled benefits. Simply put, you'll experience the best that a career in the automotive industry has to offer.

 

 
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Rockville Audi is proud to be part of the Sonic Automotive family of dealerships. Founded in 1997, Sonic Automotive is one of the nation's largest automotive retailers and a Fortune 300 Company.

Today, Sonic Automotive, is among the largest automotive retailers in the United States. These dealerships provide comprehensive services, including sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts, performance of vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and collision repair services, and arrangement of extended warranty contracts, financing and insurance for the company's customers.

Sonic Automotive operates over 100 dealerships spread across 15 states and 26 major metropolitan markets. We represent approximately 30 different automotive brands with the majority of our dealerships being luxury and import brands. We are an industry-leading automotive retailer committed to providing our customers with an outstanding automotive experience that is delivered with professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm.

Sonic Automotive's vision of industry leadership is achieved through our strategy of operational excellence, while keeping our focus on the fact that, first and foremost, we are a sales organization. Sonic's founder and Chairman O. Bruton Smith best expressed our culture when he said "we may sell cars and trucks but we are in the people business." We encourage training, teamwork, accountability, recognition, entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic - and having fun.

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