Torrance, California

Mercedes-Benz of South Bay

Position Overview

The Sales Manager has the opportunity to lead a sales team to create an exceptional experience for customers. This role is responsible for selecting, training, coaching, developing and retaining the very best Sales Associates for the store and driving a high-level of performance among the sales team to increase market share, achieve targeted unit sales and profit margins while delighting every Customer along the way.

Who Would I Interact With?

This position interacts daily with Customers, Sales Associates, other Managers, Financial Services Manager,and support staff, just to name a few.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities?

  • Leading yourself and the team in a way that supports AutoNation’s Vision and Mission
  • Setting a clear vision and goals for the sales team to achieve targeted performance in new and used vehicle sales and profit
  • Engaging and motivating the team to achieve key goals, performance expectations and AutoNation best practice processes
  • Driving the business through a high-level of involvement in the day-to-day operations
  • Managing the negotiation process with Sales Associates ensuring that customers understand their vehicle purchase options and pricing
  • Appraising vehicles for trade
  • Managing all three areas of customer traffic: Showroom, E-Commerce, and Phones
  • Partnering with General Manager and/or General Sales Manager to plan and manage new and used vehicle inventory
  • Assisting in managing controllable expense elements for the New and Used Vehicle Departments
  • Analyzing the business to determine shortfalls and developing action plans to improve performance

How will I know if I am successful?
The performance of a Sales Manager is measured by achieving:

  • Targeted unit sales and gross profit
  • Targeted Associate retention
  • Targeted Customer Satisfaction Index

What are the requirements for this job?

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Proven success in auto retail sales
  • Proven leadership ability to mentor and train others
  • Ability to set and achieve targeted goals
  • Ability to drive an exceptional Customer experience
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organization and follow-up skills
  • Experience and desire to work with technology
  • Valid in-state driver’s license and have and maintain an acceptable, safe driving record

What are the opportunities for career growth?
Our Sales Managers have a few options for career growth and development after success inthis role. Opportunities may include:

  • Used Vehicle Manager
  • Financial Services Director

AutoNation is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


Company Overview

As America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates’ professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We’ve sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research.
Benefits
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Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you.
AutoNation is an equal opportunity employer.

Torrance, California

As America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions.  We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates’ professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We’ve sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research. Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you.

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