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Outside Automobile Purchasing Manager in Bradenton, FL at LKQ Corporation

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Outside Car Buyers are responsible for all faces of acquiring a used-car inventory through, direct contacts, generated leads, off site auctions, dealers, internet inquiries from customers or any other available avenues.

Outside Car Buyers appraise vehicles, understand vehicle condition, negotiate price, make financially sound purchasing decisions, and insures timely processing of all purchases.

Buyers are responsible for understanding retail trends and participating in the inventory planning process.

Car buyers deliver a premium customer experience by responding to customer inquiries in a prompt, professional, accurate and courteous manner. This highly accountable position uses lead management tools.

This position requires working in a fast-paced team environment, being effective as a self-starter and working individually as needs dictate

Company Overview:

LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.

LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.

LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!

We offer:

* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match
* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)
* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career

Job Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to all inquiries with courtesy, accuracy and professionalism.

  • Generate leads and create appointments by researching the available used car market.

  • Meet car buying quotas.

  • Understand market tendencies and the changes to the trends in all geographic areas.

  • Develop effective working relationships with the all purchasing venues to accelerate the placement of ideal inventory in an expeditious and cost effective manner.

  • Effectively utilize lead management tools.

  • Compile all necessary reports, forms and other documentation on a timely basis.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Exhibit superior ethical behavior.

  • Provide the highest degree of customer satisfaction and be honest in all aspects of dealing with customers


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the used car market

  • Must have a sound understanding of current used car market and pricing.

  • Knowledge Office Suite computer skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to read and comprehend rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Must have reliable transportation.