Retail Manager - Buyer

Position Description
Voted a FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" several years in a row, CarMax is a unique automotive retailing company that has revolutionized the way consumers buy cars. We offer a relaxed, no-haggle car buying experience, exceptional customer service, and a vast amount of inventory available at each location and online at carmax.com. We are a Fortune 500 retailer with stores across the U.S. CarMax is publicly traded on the NYSE (ticker: KMX).
As part of our CarMax store Purchasing Team, a Buyer in Training (BIT) is responsible for conducting vehicle appraisals, coordinating on-site auctions, and attending various regional auctions. Our unique retail environment allows BITs to train on a rotating weekly 40 hour schedule. BITs will spend 8 to12 months learning the dynamics of the used car wholesale industry using various resources to determine the price that CarMax should pay for a used vehicle. BITs track their purchases through the quality inspection and reconditioning process and set pricing based on sales data and competitive analysis. This position provides a unique mix of analytical and physical challenges due to the fast-paced nature of the business, and approximately 50% of a buyer's time is spent outdoors in a "hands-on" environment. The average CarMax Buyer will be responsible for purchasing approximately $8-$10 Million worth of vehicles annually!
What we offer:
Product & Industry knowledge. (Skill based, classroom, and workbook technical training)
Hands on training with a mentor. No previous automotive experience required.
Exceptional career path. All Purchasing associates begin in the BIT position, therefore we promote from within exclusively for each level of the career path.
Fast paced environment with limited time behind a desk. Our Purchasing team spends more than 50% of their time outdoors managing our inventory
Career Path for this position is as follows:
Buyer in Training---Buyer ----Senior Buyer---Purchasing Manager----Regional Vice President
Position Requirements
The ideal background includes 3+ years of retail management, hotel/restaurant management, or outside/territory sales experience. An ownership mentality, competitive spirit, high energy and attention to detail are a must to be successful in this position. The position also requires strong leadership, analytical and customer service skills. Bachelors Degree and the ability to relocate is strongly preferred; Ability to work a rotating retail schedule, including nights and weekends, is required. Additionally, some overnight travel may be required.



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