The Area Sales Manager is responsible for prospecting, developing and maintaining dealer relationships and expanding the dealer market base in new and/or existing territories to include franchise and qualifying independent dealerships.
Minimum of three years or more of experience in the sales finance industry or related industry experience which consists of sales, credit, funding or collections. Experience in subprime sales finance is preferred. Experience and a level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel are required. Proficient computer skills and typing skills are required.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, math, and PC skills are required. Strong rapport-building, decision-making, and problem-solving skills are essential. Must possess a strong attention to detail. Highly motivated and energetic. Excellent analytical, organizational and intuitive skills. Must be able to create and deliver/facilitate sales presentations to individuals or large groups. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills for contact with dealer, customers and co-workers. Individual must be a team player who works cooperatively with peers, co-workers, supervisors and other departments.
Must be able to communicate easily with all levels of management both internally with C&F and externally with dealer customers. Must be an excellent listener and have the ability to use sound, independent judgment while interacting with a diverse group of constituents. Able to work independently and deal with ambiguous situations and issues that arise during the sales process. Ability to evaluate and make consistent, quality decisions that represent the company’s best interests. Have a proven history of developing and maintaining productive dealer relationships. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred. A combination of experience and education will be considered.
Employee may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time: view computer monitor, keyboarding, talking on the phone calls, sitting, and motion fingers/hands/wrists and standing/walking. Extended periods of travel (air and land) will be required and is expected to successfully manage the reporting markets. Employee will be required to work extra hours, weekends or evenings as part of fulfilling normal job requirements.
The individual’s success will be measured based on their ability to successfully complete the essential duties and responsibilities outlined above. Specific monthly and year end goals will be provided by management and will be broken down by market. Key metrics include, but are not limited to:
The work characteristics described here are representative of an outside sales position. Consistent direct contact with employees and the dealers is required. Direct contact with the RBC (Regional Buy Center) is also required and is essential to ensure both the underwriting team and the sales team work together effectively and efficiently. It is essential that both teams work together, positively, as both have the same goal – quality loan originations.
C&F reserves the right to identify your location at random during normal business hours (phone solicitation to dealers and/or company property).
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
C&F Finance Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons and reaffirms in policy and practice that it shall not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, gender, age (over 40), disability, genetic information, veteran status (disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and Vietnam era veterans), national origin, or any other consideration protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This applies to all areas of employment, including promotion, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, recruitment advertising, recruitment, and selection for training. EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans