Assistant Used Car Buyer

Leavens Volkswagen - London, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Leavens Automotive Group consists of 6 dealerships in Ontario: Leavens VW, Porsche of London, Leavens Volvo Cars London, Orillia VW, VW Chatham and Audi Windsor. Some travelling will be a requirement of this position once you have been fully trained in the position.

Reporting directly to the Group Pre-Owned Manager, the Assistant Used Car Buyer's role is to assist in activities related to the purchase of used vehicles, both Volkswagen and non-Volkswagen products, to achieve vehicle sales volume and profit objectives. These activities include the procurement (wholesale), appraisal and corresponding with the Volkswagen, Leavens Automotive Group, and MTO standards.

This is a mid-level role for candidates who show eagerness to learn and openness to train and be coached by managers Group wide! This position offers salary plus bonus structure!

Job Duties

  • Buying pre-owned vehicles using various means including online auctions, sourcing inventory from wholesaler, buying from front door,
  • Working with Auction house for transportation and arbitration on used vehicles.
  • Appraising Customer’s trade ins.
  • Aged Inventory management.
  • Understand market trends and changes to trends in geographic market.
  • Knows and understands equity and values and is able to explain depreciation.
  • Develop and run reports, analyze results of purchase and sell process


The following requirements are "nice to haves" and the ideal candidate should possess most or all of the skills and abilities listed.

  • Knowledge of auction channels is preferred
  • Knowledge of reconditioning process of used vehicles is highly preferred
  • Dealership experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of Vauto is preferred
  • Auction Access ID preferred.
  • Holds an active interest in automobiles and the Volkswagen brand in particular
  • Merchandise or inventory management experience, preferably in automotive retail or automotive-related industry
  • Valid driver's license required
  • OMVIC required

We offer a great compensation package, and a Group Benefit program which includes Health & Dental, LTD, EAP Program, Employee "Perk" program, Trip Cancellation/Out of Province Insurance and Retirement Savings Plan!

Please submit a resume via this advertisement. We appreciate all who apply; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Leavens Automotive Group is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter (or email).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year