Automotive Sales Associate - Kearny Mesa Ford Kia

7303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA Req #191
Monday, September 11, 2023
Automotive Sales Associate - Kearny Mesa Ford & Kia
Job Summary:
Kearny Mesa Ford & Kia is looking to hire an Automotive Sales Associate who strives to meet daily, weekly and monthly vehicle sales quotas. Sales Associates assist customers by demonstrating how to operate a vehicle, providing test drives and identifying costs associated with the purchase.  

Employees in this position will be paid a base hourly wage at the applicable minimum wage rate ($16.30), plus commissions. Commission amounts vary based on performance, but the expected average annual earnings are approx. $80,000 to $200,000. The annual/hourly pay range displayed serves as a good faith estimate of the minimum and maximum pay range expected for this role. Compensation for the role will be based on a number of different factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience.
- Assisting customers who enter the dealership, answering their questions and helping them select a vehicle that is right for their needs. 
- Selling a minimum number of vehicles based on the goals and objectives defined by the sales manager.  
- Explaining product performance, application and benefits to prospects and describing all optional equipment available for customer purchase. 
- Offering test drives to all prospects and following dealership procedure to obtain proper identification prior to test drive. 
- Keeping abreast of new products, features and accessories available, and translating their benefits to customers. Attending product and sales training courses. 
- Referring closed deals to the finance and insurance (F&I) manager along with properly completed paperwork (insurance information, trade title, etc.). 
- Preparing sold vehicles for customer delivery prior to customer arrival, ensuring that the customer understands the vehicles operating features, warranty and paperwork. 
- Introducing customers to service department personnel to emphasize the quality and efficiency of service repairs and maintenance available in the dealerships service department. 
- Following up on all post delivery items including tag/title work, and any special requests to be sure that all customer expectations are met. 
- Maintaining a buyer follow-up system that encourages repeat and referral business and contributes to customer satisfaction. 
- Other duties may be assigned as needed.
- High school diploma or equivalent required 
- Prior sales experience preferred
- Must have valid California sales and drivers license
Physical Demands: 
- Regularly stands, walks, sits; uses hands; reaches with hands and arms; talks and hears. Occasionally climbs or balances; stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls; lifts up to 15 pounds. 
- Prolonged periods of standing and walking throughout the retail space.
- Prolonged sitting and working at a desk. 
- Noise level is moderate. 
Required Skills/ Abilities:
-  Ability to read and speak English may be required in order to perform the duties of the job (e.g. the associates may be required to communicate with English speaking customers or co-workers, the manuals for the equipment the associates may use are in English). 
- Excellent verbal communication skills.
- Excellent active listening skills.
- Excellent sales and customer service skills.
- Extensive knowledge of the merchandise sold.
- Ability to anticipate customers needs.
- Ability to recommend merchandise to customers.
- Salespeople should have excellent communication skills, be organized and able explain the products, their features and benefits compared to competing brands.  
Kearny Mesa Ford Kia employees are offered a benefit package which includes Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Paid Holidays and Vacation Time, Short and Long-Term Disability, Company Sponsored Life Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Vehicle Purchase, Service and Parts Discounts, Employee Assistance Plans (EAP), Maderas Golf Club Discounts And More!
Kearny Mesa Ford & Kia is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and maintains a drug free workplace. If you receive an offer of employment, it will be a conditional offer contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.  

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 7303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA