• Dealer Training Consultant

    Job Locations US-TX-Arlington
    Requisition ID
    2018-32245
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Category
    Sales
    Travel
    75-100%
  • Overview

    The Dealer Training Consultant is responsible for contributing to the creation, development, and the delivery of dealer educational programs to meet specific business needs. As a member of the Dealer Training Team, this individual will help ensure quality dealer training through course design, delivery and evaluation, training resource materials and learning reinforcement.

    Responsibilities

    JOB DUTIES

    • Develops and delivers dealer training content and communication.
    • Work closely with SVPs, VPs, RSMs, and DRMs to develop collaboration to ensure successful meetings/training in local markets.
    • Assist in the development and delivery of dealer training with a variety of training methodologies and job aids.
    • Interact with other training department personnel to ensure consistency in materials for both internal and external content.
    • Develops and delivers dealer training to meet business objectives (i.e., lease, subprime, F&I), including workshops, as well as on the job dealership training and coaching inside the dealerships.
    • Supports the team efforts in formulating dealer training programs, and schedules based on knowledge of identified dealer training needs and company objectives.
    • Track results after dealer training to determine impact; provide feedback to management.
    • Stay current and educated on trends, innovations, and applications within the auto industry.
    • Participate in best practices sharing and additional communication as needed for departmental success.

    Qualifications

    Knowledge

    • Extensive working knowledge of the sales process (lease and retail), F&I, income development and various DMS systems and other operations within franchise dealerships.
    • Clearly defined knowledge of the various decision makers and the correct approach for each selling scenario.
    • Strong working knowledge of automotive finance industry.
    • Solid knowledge of adult learning theory.
    • Knowledge of the fixed operations of a dealership and how lender and finance products impact the profitability of a dealership.
    • Understanding of pricing models for various in dealership training and the ability to formulate the value add proposition.

    Skills

    • Ability to present to the decision makers in automobile dealerships regarding income development opportunities and promote GMF as viable option.
    • Strong group facilitation, interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • The ability to develop and deliver in dealership training concepts using methodologies focused on immediate application and use.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate concepts and processes in an easy to understand manner to a diverse dealer audience.
    • Perfected skills in working alongside GM partners and presenting mutually beneficial approaches for the parent company.
    • Ability to effectively interact with both internal and external customers throughout the organization and within the various dealership levels.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to formulate action plans and timelines and execute plans within established deadlines.
    • Ability to effectively present concepts and ideas.
    • Ability to instruct and coach dealer personnel; both at the onset of a training campaign all the way through each department of a specific individual store.
    • Effective follow-up skills to track and monitor the impact of said training.
    • The ability to demonstrate working knowledge of the sales, sales management, and finance functions inside a dealership.
    • Ability to work independently and as a highly functional team member.
    • Strong PC skills and the ability to use appropriate software tools.

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

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