Employment Opportunities

New and Used Car Sales Associate

So, you want to sell automobiles that are known for their quality, reliability and beauty? You have come to the right place. If you believe being a Sales Advisor is a true craft -- one built on charisma, communication and thorough product knowledge -- we want to talk to you! The Knauz family of dealerships has been serving the greater Chicago area for 80 years. Our longevity in this highly competitive field is directly related to the efforts of our talented team of professionals, and we are looking for more great people to join our team. We offer an open floor, allowing you to sell vehicles from all our franchises, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, MINI, Land Rover, Hyundai and Genesis. We offer over 1,000 vehicles to choose from to assist you in finding that perfect vehicle for your client.

Job Summary:

The Sales Associate is responsible for selling new and used vehicles to customers. The Advisor will provide customers with product information and excellent customer service to ensure a positive buying experience.

Job Responsibilities:

·   Deliver vehicles to customers. Ensures that the customer understands the vehicle's operating features, warranty and paperwork

·   Demonstrate an understanding that business is built on customer satisfaction, and being devoted to guaranteeing customer satisfaction

·   Prospect on a day-to-day basis by phone, mail and e-mail- maintain a prospect development system

·   Maintain an owner follow-up system that encourages repeat and referral business and contributes to customer satisfaction

·   Forecast goals at the beginning of each month

·   Understand the dealership's inventory daily

·   Introduce customers to the Service Department personnel to emphasize to customers the quality and efficiency of the dealership's service operations

·   Attend sales meetings and training sessions as scheduled

·   Understand the terminology of the automobile business and keep abreast of technological changes in the product

·   Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Company's Vision, Mission, and Values in all interactions with customers, co-workers and suppliers

·   Adheres to all company policies, procedures and safety standards

Qualifications:

·   Must meet company's requirements for employment

·   Two years of luxury vehicle sales is required

·   Experience in automotive sales

·   Experience providing quality customer service

·   Professional appearance

·   Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills

·   Organization and follow-up skills

·   Computer literacy

·   Must have a valid state driver's license

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

·   Normal office environment

·   Prolonged periods of personal computer usage and data entry

·   Ability to operate an automobile

·   Exposure to inclement weather

Required Education

·   High School Diploma or Equivalent

The Knauz Automotive Group recognizes the strengths of our associates and rewards associates that can anticipate and exceed our customer's needs. We offer unlimited earning potential, with an extremely generous compensation program in addition to industry leading benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Genius / Product Specialist

This is a great entry-level opportunity in automotive retailing!

As a Genius (Product Specialist), your main responsibility will be to use your engaging personality to spread your enthusiasm for the brands we sell with customers in the dealership. You will be the go-to person for customers and staff when it comes to the setup, function, benefits, and explanations of advanced product features of the latest products and technologies. The Genius will also assist the Sales Manager in daily inventory tasks.

You will be at the forefront of the 'Modern Retailing' initiative. You will use your product knowledge to promote our largest ever model range, and transfer your enthusiasm for the brand to our customers by providing exceptional customer service. Thereby strengthening our customers' trust in the brand and giving them a feeling of being treated uniquely. Don't worry if you're not an expert right now! Our comprehensive training program will teach you everything you need to know to become a Product Specialist / Genius!

Requirements

A love for cars and a passion for assisting clients is a plus. Experience in customer relations is required.

Qualifications

·   Passion for vehicles and technology

·   Great verbal and written communication skills

·   Customer satisfaction is your main goal

·   Technology-savvy

·   Ability to teach and clearly explain complex technology

·   Ability to drive both manual and automatic transmission vehicles

·   Organized and ability to multi-task

The Knauz family has been serving the Chicago area for over 80 years. We pride ourselves on giving each customer an exceptional ownership experience, and each employee a fulfilling and satisfying work experience. If you feel you have what it takes to be a member of our team, we would love to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid vacation, holidays and personal days, and more. To qualify for employment, the top candidates must pass a pre-employment investigation that includes a background check, DMV, drug testing and previous employment verification.

At the Knauz Automotive Group, we want to make our clients service experience outstanding and we know that starts with our most valuable resource, "our employees. As a service porter, you will assist our department managers in providing our clients with an outstanding customer experience. A great team environment and ongoing training are just a few of the benefits you can expect. We offer excellent benefits including a 401k plan with a very competitive compensation plan.

Our Commitment to You

·   Life, Health and Dental plans

·   401k w/partial employer match

·   Paid vacation, holiday and personal days

·   State-of-the-art facilities

·   The training and support to help you excel in your position, while allowing you to advance within the organization

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Contact

Knauz MINI

409A Skokie Hwy
Directions Lake Bluff, IL 60044

  • Sales: (877) 294-5502
  • Service: (877) 264-0909
  • Parts: (877) 289-5449

Hours

  • Mon 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tues 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thurs 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sun Closed
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