Buyer in Training
Location: Newport News
Posted on: September 19, 2022
7294 - Newport News - 12966 Jefferson Ave, Newport News,
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The Buyer-in-Training (BIT) position is the required entry-level
position into CarMax's Merchandising department. Under general
supervision, BITs are responsible for acquiring and managing
CarMax's extensive used car inventory through the successful
completion of Customer appraisal assessments
and appraisal offers, coordinating on-site Wholesale Auctions, and
attending various regional auctions as assigned. BITs will spend
approximately 4-6 months completing a comprehensive training
program under the supervision of a Manager that educates them on
vehicle basics, market analytics, and
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Ability to independently evaluate and negotiate current market
prices, understand and assess vehicle damage and subsequent costs
involved, and make financially sound purchasing and pricing
decisions for the company through customer assessments and offers,
offsite auctions, or
Conduct vehicle appraisal offers, coordinate on-site Wholesale
Auctions, and attend offsite auctions as assigned.
Conduct accurate vehicle condition assessments by collecting,
recording, and communicating all required information.
Deliver exceptional customer service and work with other
departments to create Iconic Customer experiences.
Support the execution and sustainment of new store procedures,
processes, and technology platforms.
Utilize technology to effectively collaborate with team members at
Execute initiatives and fundamentals, including Offer Role and
Successfully complete the Buyer-in-Training program.
Work requires ability to:
Make independent judgments regarding important business decisions
involving the purchase and pricing of CarMax's vehicle
Demonstrate successful communications skills with both internal and
external Customers. This entails speaking and listening effectively
during interactions with our retail and wholesale Customers,
external vendors, and interactions with store Associates in group
and individual settings.
Analyze market data and complete paperwork accurately while making
quick, confident decisions.
Demonstrate a proven track record of successful Associate
Development for self and others through achievement-oriented goal
planning, and focused execution.
Be a champion for change in a team-oriented environment.
Multi-task in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment.
Position requires a valid Driver's License..
Flexibility to work in an indoor/outdoor environment, ability to
walk or stand for long periods of time and be able to work in any
inclement weather condition for several hours.
Flexible work hours with shifts that may include nights, weekends,
holidays, and overnight travel within a scheduled 40-hour workweek
Wear CarMax clothing (acquired through the company) always while
working in the stores and maintain a professional appearance in
accordance with the Standards of Professional Appearance Policy for
Offsite and Auction attendance while working at Offsite
Adhere to all CarMax policies and procedures, including, but not
limited to, the Code of Business Conduct, Culture of Integrity
Policy, Asset Protection, EH&S (Environmental Health & Safety),
and Standards of Professional Appearance Disclaimer and
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This
information is current at the time of publication. Responsibilities
may include other duties as assigned and may be amended at the
discretion of CarMax with or without notice. This document has been
reviewed and approved by management and Human Resources and cannot
be modified without written consent by a member of management
authorized to modify any such responsibilities.
CarMax is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with federal
and state laws which forbid discrimination because of race, color,
age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and other
protected characteristics. Employment at CarMax is at-will, and
therefore, can be terminated, with or without cause, at any time,
at the option of the Associate or CarMax. This at-will employment
relationship will remain in effect throughout an Associate's
employment with CarMax unless it is modified by a specific, express
written employment contract that is signed by an officer of CarMax
and the Associate. This at-will employment relationship may not be
modified by any oral or implied agreement. Specifically, this job
description is not a contract of employment and does not create any
contractual rights of any kind between the Company and its
Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable
accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application. Associated
topics: buyer, display, inventory, merchandise, raw material, ship,
shipment, store, supplier, supply chain
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