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Used Car Buyer

Company: LKQ
Location: South Bend
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

The buyer position is critical to the growth and success of LKQ. An LKQ buyer is responsible for bidding vehicles through online auto auction services, based on the value of usable parts. You will be monitoring multiple auctions daily.

Visually inspect damaged or totaled vehicles, either on-site or through photographs
---Make assessments of the re-use ability of various parts based on condition
---Predict unseen damage by analyzing impact direction and angle
---Use bidding software to accurately estimate the total value of marketable parts from each individual vehicle
---Use an internet based VIN decoder to research specific part details or trim package variances
---Increase or discount the dollar value of certain parts using established bidding rules and usage parameters
---Make judgments based on supply and demand analysis
---Field phone calls from private parties wishing to sell their personal vehicle for salvage and make an estimate of the value, based on descriptions over the phone and/or photos sent by e-mail
---Use company software to generate quote reference numbers detailing bid specifics and information. Research part prices
---Participate in live online auctions, often multiple auctions simultaneously using mid sheets listing the maximum dollar amount to be bid for each vehicle

Basic Qualifications Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
---Auto parts knowledge - preferred
---Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
---Comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced, high energy environment
---Experience working in multiple computer applications at one time
---Demonstrate the ability to make profitable and sound business decisions
---Attention to detail
---Ethical behavior that supports the company policies of diversity and honesty
---Self-motivated, accountable and responsible behavior
---Professional and business appropriate at all times
Education & Experience: Experience
---Background in salvage industry - preferred
---Strong computer skills with the ability to learn specialized programs

Keywords: LKQ, South Bend , Used Car Buyer, Other , South Bend, Indiana

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