Position Title: Appraisal Specialist
Division/Business Unit: Central Appraisal Division Hiring Mgr.: Used Vehicle Director
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt Position Grade:
Work Location: Field – within all locations of designated Regions
Reports To: Used Vehicle Director
Description of Position:
The Appraisal Specialist works to maximize trade and used vehicle acquisition opportunities. Accurately collect and interpret vehicle information, deliver the appraisal value to AutoNation customers and customers seeking to sell their used vehicles. Maximize retail and wholesale profit while managing targeted trade and acquisition win ratios.
The Appraisal Specialist works with the Used Vehicle Director to support the implementation of AutoNation Direct standard operating processes for the acquisition and liquidation of used vehicles, inventory management, and appraisals. Support ongoing training programs for associates that will enable them to accurately collect vehicle information and deliver the appraisal value to their customer.
Directly reports to Used Vehicle Director for daily/weekly/monthly tactical implementation of processes
Partners with store-level personnel to coordinate agent visits and store-level access
Interacts with AutoNation Used Vehicle Directors and store-level management to share best practices and operational ideas
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Respond to appraisals originated on-line, from AutoNation Direct and through other corporate opportunities
Make recommendations concerning the ideal location, purchase value, and suggested retail value for various vehicles in a real-time environment.
Utilize inventory tools and AutoNation processes to select and manage vehicle unit flow to both internal websites and website partners (such as Edmunds, AutoNation.com etc.)
Work closely with store-level and market-level personnel to adequately schedule for market needs
Communicate with inspection sources and make necessary value changes as needed
Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Company’s Vision, Mission, and Values in all interactions with customers, co-workers and suppliers.
Adhere to all company policies, procedures and safety standards.
Marginal Job responsibilities:
Participate in AutoNation Direct division as it relates to used vehicles and trade ins
Must meet company’s requirements for employment
5 years automotive retail experience with 2 years as Used Vehicle focus
Proven organizational, communication and presentation skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Valid state driver’s license
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Requires travel within assigned Regions
Career Path Opportunity
Based on qualifications and performance
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented. Career path opportunities are dependent on business and staffing needs and the qualifications of internal and external candidates.