Automotive Buyer Resume Samples

An Automotive Buyer is responsible for selecting and purchasing vehicles for resale. The most common duties listed on the Automotive Buyer Resume as – researching the market for the best deals, negotiating with dealers and suppliers, evaluating cars for condition and value, and managing the paperwork involved in the transaction. The job description also includes maintaining accurate records of all purchases and keeping up to date with current trends and market values.

Skills required to become an Automotive Buyer include strong communication and negotiation skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to think critically and analytically, a good understanding of the automotive market, and the ability to work independently. Education requirements for Automotive Buyers vary from employer to employer, but most employers require a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or a related field. Many employers also prefer candidates who have experience in the automotive industry.

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Automotive Buyer Resume

Summary : Self motivated detail minded Automotive Buyer with over 25 years in the automotive business. Proficient with the Auto marketing program as well as Excel and Google sheets. Knowledgeable with Black Book, N.A.D.A, Provision and others for maximum buying potential and profits. Negotiated prices and conditions and managed contracts with suppliers.

Skills : Inventory Management, Primavera P6 Certified, Automotive Buyer, General Manager, Sales Manager.

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Description :

  1. Managed the balance of investment and quality vehicles to satisfy the different tiers of inventory that the store needs to fit their customer's qualifications.
  2. Monitored online fair market pricing and accurate and updated descriptions.
  3. Compared online customer activity by both page searches and vehicle detail searches which determines vehicles' online popularity.
  4. Monitored Market for trends in vehicle values Daily research vehicle availability.
  5. Partnered with many local dealerships to purchase lease end and trade.
  6. Participated in Global functional improvement projects, process improvements, and activities as required
  7. Undertaken any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      High School Diploma


      Automotive Buyer Resume

      Summary : Over 30 of years Automotive Buyer experience in automotive and retail industries Sales, management, parts and reclamation experienced in both retail and wholesale settings. Managed and actively looked for savings opportunities based on define targets for the category. Experienced on steel parts and machined components.

      Skills : Customer Service, Planning.

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      Description :

      1. Individual and High Volume (Bulk) Vehicle Purchased for automotive reclamation/resale company.
      2. Coordinated transport and delivery, maintained existing accounts, and new account development.
      3. Achieved top honors in purchasing and cost control.
      4. Clients included auto auctions, towing vendors, and automobile dealerships.
      5. Kept abreast of auction activity and prices and attends auctions regularly.
      6. Maintained record and inventory of all vehicles purchased.
      7. Approved all paperwork from auctions and provided proper documentation to the office for purchases.
                          Years of Experience
                          Experience
                          10+ Years
                          Experience Level
                          Level
                          Senior
                          Education
                          Education
                          Bachelors


                          Automotive Buyer Resume

                          Summary : As an Automotive Buyer, led the development of the supplier and internal stakeholder relationships to ensure strategic and programmer alignment. Managed suppliers within your designated commodities, responsible for Supplier Business Reviews ensuring that the Global Commodity Strategy and Supply Base Market strategy is effectively deployed throughout all of the Clients and the external supply chain.

                          Skills : Supply Chain Assistant, Deployment.

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                          Description :

                          1. Negotiated prices, discount terms, and transportation arrangements for vehicles.
                          2. Kept abreast of the current market and valuation of used vehicles.
                          3. Developed and maintained outside relationships for both buying and selling units.
                          4. Performed other specific administrative functions as directed by management.
                          5. Assisted in all other areas of the Sales Department.
                          6. Maintained high ethical standards and maintained professional appearance.
                          7. Searched for vehicles requested by the dealer principal or used vehicle managers for a retail sale.
                                    Years of Experience
                                    Experience
                                    10+ Years
                                    Experience Level
                                    Level
                                    Senior
                                    Education
                                    Education
                                    Bachelors

                                    Automotive Buyer Resume

                                    Objective : As an Automotive Buyer, supported and worked closely with the Regional Delivery teams and engaged with specialists within the Purchasing Function as required to ensure optimum value creation and delivery for the Client, as well as leading stakeholder relationships and ensured the Client is appropriately represented both internally and externally.

                                    Skills : Fluent With Microsoft Office, Inventory Management Fluent With First Look Max, Experience With Adobe.

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                                    Description :

                                    1. Made dealer contacts to acquire dealer trade-ins for lots.
                                    2. Attended auctions and purchased automobiles to be for sale at the dealership.
                                    3. Watched for trends, and anticipated trends as it relates to retail automotive sales.
                                    4. Positively impacted sales results, and created a network of managers I could rely on for purchases.
                                    5. Used Communication is a big skill needed.
                                    6. Followed guidelines to expand, add or discontinue products based on historical selling patterns and forecasts.
                                    7. Negotiated category buys and adjustments.
                                                      Years of Experience
                                                      Experience
                                                      0-2 Years
                                                      Experience Level
                                                      Level
                                                      Entry Level
                                                      Education
                                                      Education
                                                      Bachelors

                                                      Automotive Buyer Resume

                                                      Summary : Highly qualified Automotive Buyer with experience in the industry negotiated prices at an auction, examine a car to be sure it was in an acceptable state, helped predict future inventory needs, analyze price trends, and help set a purchasing budget.

                                                      Skills : Automotive Painting, Automotive Body Technician, Automotive Damage Appraiser, Automotive Buyer, First Aid, Emergency Apparatus Driving.

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                                                      Description :

                                                      1. Analyzed business weekly and monthly to develop strategies that should be defined at the top level then drill down for action plan and execution deliverables.
                                                      2. Maintained strong, positive, and productive relationships with current vendors and the store's sales and marketing teams to execute strategies.
                                                      3. Monitored competition, both from brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers, and pursue competitive advantages.
                                                      4. Partnered with the fellow buying team to analyze category sales and inventory challenges;  developed action plans and distributed responsibilities equitably and report on progress.
                                                      5. Communicated trends, reviewed strategies, and monitored progress weekly on a broad array of SKUs.
                                                      6. Supervised Assistant Buyer(s) to ensure achievement of category goals and financial plan.
                                                      7. Maintained professional and technical knowledge through publications, research, vendor, and manufacturer contacts, workshops, personal networks, and attendance at industry shows.
                                                                Years of Experience
                                                                Experience
                                                                10+ Years
                                                                Experience Level
                                                                Level
                                                                Senior
                                                                Education
                                                                Education
                                                                Bachelors

                                                                Automotive Buyer Resume

                                                                Summary : As an Automotive Buyer, Led supplier negotiations and contracting with the support of the Regional teams including legal and financial approval pre SCPA, also engaged specialist teams where appropriate. Worked with the Capacity Planning Team to ensure sufficient capacity at nomination and managed strategic capacity changes and constraints.

                                                                Skills : Management, Planning.

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                                                                Description :

                                                                1. Purchased and sold Used Car inventory. Stayed abreast of incoming inventory, features, and accessories and how they benefit customers.
                                                                2. Developed and maintain a buying network; Ensured, merchandised well and the cars are maintained at the highest standards.
                                                                3. Priced all cars correctly on various websites and be familiar with online marketing of used vehicles. 
                                                                4. Attended local auctions to purchase and stock vehicles with our dealerships.
                                                                5. Purchased, used vehicles online by utilizing used car sites and forecasting the needs of used vehicle inventory at the dealerships.
                                                                6. Managed and maximized buying opportunities within their territory.
                                                                7. Tracked records using all available technology; Appraised vehicles correctly.
                                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                                    Experience
                                                                                    7-10 Years
                                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                                    Level
                                                                                    Management
                                                                                    Education
                                                                                    Education
                                                                                    High School Diploma

                                                                                    Automotive Buyer Resume

                                                                                    Headline : As an Automotive Buyer, Ensured robust cost model development and input to cost target setting process, supporting cost event outcomes (pre SCPA) driving programmed target alignment. Ensured key cost management information is accurate and documented.

                                                                                    Skills : Team Work, Marketing Skills.

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                                                                                    Description :

                                                                                    1. Worked a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends.
                                                                                    2. Gave and documented fair, competitive, transparent price quotes, utilizing tools such as auto. 
                                                                                    3. Established and maintained local vendor relationships through in-person visits to encourage repeat and referral purchases.
                                                                                    4. Served as subject matter expert for market conditions, trends, and changes in geographic markets.
                                                                                    5. Ensured the timely valuation and processing of used vehicle consumer inventory brought into the dealership. 
                                                                                    6. Obtained used-car inventory through our consumer purchasing process.
                                                                                    7. Converted inquiries at a high rate while maintaining profitability.
                                                                                                        Years of Experience
                                                                                                        Experience
                                                                                                        5-7 Years
                                                                                                        Experience Level
                                                                                                        Level
                                                                                                        Consultant
                                                                                                        Education
                                                                                                        Education
                                                                                                        High School Diploma

                                                                                                        Automotive Buyer Resume

                                                                                                        Summary : As an Automotive Buyer, Ensured compliance to the Clients Way throughout the supply chain by maintaining the Purchasing systems to ensure data integrity and therefore system performance. Managed Supplier, and Supply Chain Risk Management for assigned commodities post SCPA, ensured the supply chain operates in accordance with the Client, customer and governmental regulations.

                                                                                                        Skills : Supply Chain Assistant, Risk Management.

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                                                                                                        Description :

                                                                                                        1. Reviewed and assessed the condition of each vehicle.
                                                                                                        2. Communicated with each vendor in a fashion that leaves them feeling comfortable and informed every time.
                                                                                                        3. Worked as a team player and uphold the company's standards of professionalism and integrity.
                                                                                                        4. Experienced with account management, customer service, or sales.
                                                                                                        5. Provided excellent internal and external customer service.
                                                                                                        6. Located and identified used vehicles for sale that fit within Car-Mart parameters and negotiate the purchase with vendors.
                                                                                                        7. Responsible for providing technical support to commodity managers and implementing strategies.
                                                                                                                                                            Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                            Experience
                                                                                                                                                            7-10 Years
                                                                                                                                                            Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                            Level
                                                                                                                                                            Management
                                                                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                                                                            High School Diploma

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                                                                                                                                                            Summary : As an Automotive Buyer, Ensured alignment with Regional Buyer & Cost Engineering to ensure strategic cost gap closure plans in place and actioned. Ensured delivery of material cost (NCR) to target pre and post SCPA working closely with the Regional Delivery teams.

                                                                                                                                                            Skills : Delivery Driver, Sales.

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                                                                                                                                                            Description :

                                                                                                                                                            1. Located and identified used vehicles for sale that fit within Car-Mart parameters and negotiated the purchase with vendors.
                                                                                                                                                            2. Visited dealerships you purchase vehicles for regularly and discuss dealership purchasing needs with General Manager.
                                                                                                                                                            3. Continually developed new sources of vehicles.
                                                                                                                                                            4. Drove, inspected and filled out an incoming unit checklist for new vehicle purchases.
                                                                                                                                                            5. Maintained accurate records, payments, and titles for vehicles purchased.
                                                                                                                                                            6. Ensured each wholesaler fulfilled our purchase requirements such as changing the oil & filter and making extra keys.
                                                                                                                                                            7. Entered purchases into the company database; communicated with Corporate Office daily.
                                                                                                                                                                        Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                                        Experience
                                                                                                                                                                        7-10 Years
                                                                                                                                                                        Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                                        Level
                                                                                                                                                                        Consultant
                                                                                                                                                                        Education
                                                                                                                                                                        Education
                                                                                                                                                                        High School Diploma

                                                                                                                                                                        Automotive Buyer Resume

                                                                                                                                                                        Summary : As an Automotive Buyer, Led the development of supplier relationships globally for designated commodities. Participated in Supplier Business Reviews to develop supplier relationships in accordance with the supplier segmentation model.

                                                                                                                                                                        Skills : Supplier, Organizational Skills.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Description :

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Adhered to the purchasing guidelines and policies as set forth by the Corporate Office.
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Planned, initiated, coordinated, and monitored business relations with dedicated suppliers for the assigned categories.
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Developed category strategy in alignment with Divisional and Corporate Purchasing initiatives.
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Implemented profitable purchasing strategies and effective negotiation tactics in the assigned area.
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Organized purchasing processes for production material.
                                                                                                                                                                        6. Provided leadership and direction to the Schaeffler organization.
                                                                                                                                                                        7. Managed and optimized the supplier portfolio to ensure quality, cost efficiency, on-time delivery, and compliance with terms of contracts.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                          Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                          7-10 Years
                                                                                                                                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                                                          Level
                                                                                                                                                                                          Management
                                                                                                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                                                                                          High School Diploma