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Used Vehicle Buyer

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Walser Toyota

Minneapolis, MN 55438
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Through 50 years of service, Walser Automotive Group has become a pioneer in the automotive industry. Walser's progressive commitment to growth, technology and a differentiated customer experience has changed the car-buying journey. We don't follow, we innovate and lead. Walser operates 25 dealerships and many affiliated businesses throughout Minnesota and Kansas. Walser also leads by example. We volunteer. We donate. Walser Foundation puts 5 percent of its pre-tax profits right back into the communities in which we proudly operate. That's because we live here, too. Walser is a family-owned, family-run business that believes in work-life balance. Walser is committed to delivering an outstanding customer experience every time - that's what drives us. That's the Walser Way.

Walser's Core Values

* Do The Right Thing - Nothing is worth compromising a relationship
* Lead By Example - Be willing to help no matter how difficult the challenge
* Display Positive Energy - A good attitude is highly contagious
* Be Open Minded - The only thing that is constant is change
Job duties will include but not limited to:

* Attend weekly Walser Auto Auction
* Investigate changes in the wholesale and retail vehicle market
* Purchase 40-60 LMPY vehicles for retail
* Manage pricing of all used vehicles, including attending pricing meetings with Pricing/Purchasing Coordinator to maximize gross and turn
* Manage online presence on,,, and other online purchasing sources, including inspecting and building accurate description
* Inspect all delivered vehicles from the Recondition Center to ensure condition and pricing are appropriate and change pricing, if necessary
* Communicate with all buyers to ensure we are on the same page with store's inventory needs
* Ground all lease vehicles and determine plan
* Train Customer Specialists to be knowledgeable about current inventory through lot walks and quizzes
* Perform daily lot walks with the used car lot technician to ensure all necessary stickers are on cars as well as addressing lot damage to be repaired
* Review previous day's trades and identify cars for retail and wholesale. Communicate plans to Recondition Center Production Department
* Keep team updated on current wholesale market conditions
* Participate in the inventory planning process
* Embrace and exhibit CORE values
* All other duties, tasks and/or projects as assigned
Minimum Requirements:

* Must have the ability to retain crucial information regarding the retail/wholesale vehicle market
* Must be able to make detailed financial decisions within strict timeframes
* Proven organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
* Demonstrated ability to multi-task, handle frequent interruptions and shifting priorities
* Demonstrated strong and effective oral and written communication skills
* Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

I have carefully read and understand the contents of this job description. I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. The Walser Automotive Group reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job when necessary. I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract or alter my status as an at-will-employee.

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