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Director, Pricing Solutions - Vehicle Acquisition Strategy

Company: AutoNation
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

AutoNation Headquarters Company overviewAs America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates' professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We've sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research.Job summaryDesign and implement scaled system and tools to automate and optimize acquisition decisions for AutoNation vehicle portfolio. We are looking for an experienced analytics and technology leader to design and implement advanced demand forecasting, assortment optimization and inventory acquisition solution that will integrate with vehicle appraisal and acquisition processes. You will the product owner of the Vehicle Acquisition optimization solution and will work collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholders to bring this solution to market. You will play a key role in building organization wide Acquisition data model and third-party data integration. You will work closely with the pricing science and other teams to leverage models that will be included in scaled systems to automate existing processes and to maximize business objectives. The role is part of the pricing strategy team reporting to the Vice President of Acquisition Strategy. Job responsibilities The key responsibilities for this role are

  • Document the current vehicle acquisition processes, policies, systems, data interdependencies and user ecosystems.
  • Understand the business requirements from a people, process, governance, and technology perspective to effectively design advanced vehicle acquisition optimization solutions that address customer needs while maintaining our control environment.
  • Work alongside technology and business teams to Implement advanced acquisition technology solution and manage integration with vehicle appraisal and retailing systems.
  • Work with stakeholders across the vehicle appraisal and Acquisition functions to refine the policies, and processes, to automate work and creating efficiencies leveraging advanced Acquisition technology solution
  • Play a key role in establishment of the vehicle acquisition data model leveraging third-party data integration.
  • Manage performance target and improvement metrics across the end-to-end process.
  • Support identification and prioritization of continuous improvements and process roadmaps. Drive simplification, optimization, and standardize all processes in this space.
  • Develop strong business partnerships with sales, sales operations, legal, systems and other teams to ensure compliance with Acquisition policies, answer questions and be an enabler to business growth.Job location, compensation and benefitsThe primary location for this job is Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In practice, in addition to the primary job location on this job rec we are open to considering locations near major We are offering a very competitive base salary for this role. In addition, this position is eligible for short and long-term financial incentives as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, and/or other benefits. to learn more about our Benefits.Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 7+ years of experience working on leading inventory acquisition, assortment planning, demand forecasting, mix and price optimization strategies and projects with leading online and/or brick and mortar retailers
    • 5+ Experience with Inventory Acquisition & Profitability Optimization- a set of techniques and processes that support defining an acquisition strategy, creating an acquisition model, and implementing to optimize profitability
    • 3+ years of experience in consulting and/or transformation projects with leading Automotive Retailers.
    • Working knowledge of Automotive industry acquisition and retail processes at the dealership and spectrum of technology solutions to automate and enhance those processes
    • Strong functional background, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience with agile / scrum and waterfall development methodologies
    • Ability to translate between technical and financial concepts.
    • Comfort dealing with ambiguity
    • Works backwards from the customer to solve their problems
    • Excellent communicationPreferred Qualifications
      • Longer work history than represented in the basic qualifications
      • Product Management experience of data and analytics driven technology solution is a strong plus Company OverviewAutoNation, a provider of personalized transportation services, is driven by innovation and transformation. As one of America's most admired companies, AutoNation delivers a peerless Customer experience recognized by data-driven consumer insight leaders, Reputation and J.D. Power. Through its bold leadership and brand affinity, the AutoNation Brand is synonymous with "DRVPNK" and "What Drives You, Drives Us." AutoNation has a singular focus on personalized transportation services that are easy, transparent, and Customer-centric.Benefits to learn more about our Benefits.Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you.AutoNation is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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