7173 - Kansas City - 6801 E Frontage Rd, Merriam, Kansas, 66204
CarMax, the way your career should be!
As part of a CarMax store Merchandising Team, under general supervision, a Buyer-in-Training (BIT) is responsible for acquiring and managing CarMax’s extensive used car inventory through the successful completion of Customer Appraisal Assessments and Appraisal Offers, coordinating on-site Wholesale auctions, and attending various regional auctions. CarMax’s unique retail environment allows BITs to train on a rotating weekly 40-hour schedule, which may involve traveling for training to multiple store locations and offsite vehicle auctions. BITs will spend approximately 6 months completing a comprehensive training program that educates vehicle basics, market analytics, and offsite auction vital behaviors. BITs are part of a Merchandising team responsible to track vehicle purchases and manage retail / wholesale pricing based on internal CarMax sales data and competitive market analysis. This position provides a unique mix of analytical and physical challenges due to the fast-paced, dynamic nature of the business and requires exceptional independent judgment in making important financial and business decisions for CarMax.
What we offer:
- Fortune 100 Best company to work for, 15 years in a row
- Exceptional training program, focusing on learning product & industry knowledge. (Skill-based, classroom, and module-based technical training).
- Hands on training with a team of Merchandising Associates.
- No previous automotive experience required.
- Exceptional career path. All Merchandising Associates begin in the BIT position, regardless of current position level in Merchandising.
Career Path for this position is as follows:
Buyer-in-Training > Buyer > Senior Buyer > Purchasing Manager > Regional Vice President
The ideal background includes 3+ years of retail management, hotel/restaurant management, or outside/territory sales experience. The BIT position requires a candidate to demonstrate an exceptional Associate Development track record for self and others through achievement-oriented goal setting, inspirational career planning, and focused execution. Successful applicants will also demonstrate the ability to motivate, inspire, and gain buy-in from peers and business partners while being a champion for change in a team-oriented environment. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree and the ability to work in multiple different locations or relocate is strongly preferred; Ability to work a rotating retail schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays is required.
Training will take place in Kansas City. After training is completed, placement may be in Independence or Kansas City.
Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application .
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