How to write a Car Salesperson job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Car Salesperson job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Car Salesperson job titles

    Car Salesperson
    Car Salesperson (2+ Years’ Experience)
    Luxury Car Salesperson
    Car Salesperson (Full-Time)
    Automotive Sales Consultant

Car Salesperson job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Car Salesperson job summary

Our luxury car dealership is seeking an experienced Car Salesperson who is able to learn quickly and start generating results immediately. The ideal candidate for this position will be an expert on all of the models that we sell, will deliver high quality customer service and become a consultant to each customer on finding the vehicle that aligns perfectly with their needs. If you have a knack for sales and a passion for luxury cars, we want to hear from you.

Car Salesperson responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Car Salesperson responsibilities

    Develop an in-depth understanding of our current car inventory and use that knowledge to encourage customers to make a purchase
    Work with our marketing team to grow our customer base
    Assist in setting up the sales lot or the showroom floor for promotions and to put new models on display
    Work with the Finance Manager to develop sales agreements that benefit the company as well as the customer
    Collaborate with our Sales Manager to offer attractive deals on used vehicles to interested customers

Car Salesperson qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Car Salesperson skills

    High school diploma/GED required
    Previous car sales experience a plus
    Excellent customer service and negotiation skills
    Strong computer skills required
    1+ years’ experience in retail sales preferred

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