National Training Manager, Buying in Charlotte, NC at Sonic Automotive.

Date Posted: 4/21/2018

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Job Description

You're serious about your career, and rest assured you've come to the right place.  At Sonic Automotive, you'll find the opportunities, resources, and support you need to grow and develop professionally. Sonic Automotive is recognized as a Top 125 training organization in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Our 100 dealerships are concerned with more than moving inventory; they're committed to your success and invested in your future. So read on, and consider a rewarding career with Sonic Automotive, Inc.
The National Training Manager is responsible for facilitating classroom training for all vehicle purchasing processes to over 100 automobile retail dealership locations.  This highly visible and accountable position helps usher in process evolution supporting key Sonic Automotive retail initiatives. 
Duties and Responsibilities:

•       Facilitate a wide range of courses to training department standards

•       Conduct process evaluation audits.

•       Conduct Sonic-specific process/application training.  Able to coach, lead and train new and existing buyers.

•       Create role-play scenarios to mirror realistic retail automotive environments for a wide range of processes

•       Coach, critique and adjust training approach to obtain functional competence across a broad range of learning styles.

•       Document training events, training outcomes and progress versus objectives within established metrics.

•       Design new training when needed, both classroom and online

•       Serve as a performance improvement specialist at dealerships

•       Drive culture change at dealership locations

•       Schedule and manage the logistics of scheduled training

•       Able to become fluent in relevant Playbooks (Standard Operating Procedures). 
  • Minimum 5-years experience in an automotive buying role

•       Strong documentation and instructional design experience, minimum of 3-years.
  • Able and willing to maintain 80% nationwide travel schedule.

•       Must be technologically adept and capable of working with Power Point and other training tools.

•       Strong understanding of retail automotive vehicle processes and customer behaviors.
  • Experience as a trainer, preferably in automotive retail

•       Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite.
Desired Experience:

•       College degree

•       3-years of retail automotive experience, in sales or fixed operations

•       4- years Training/Facilitation background

•       Training and facilitation experience.

•       Instructional Design experience preferred.
It's time to make the most important move of your career.  From our cooperative, team-based approach, to our more than 1,000 internal advancements each year, it's easy to see the difference. When you join our organization, you'll enjoy comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and unparalleled benefits. Simply put, you'll experience the best that a career in the automotive industry has to offer.

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