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CARMAX Buyer in Training in Chicago, Illinois

7122 - Naperville - 3320 Odyssey Ct, Naperville, Illinois, 60563

CarMax, the way your career should be!

Position Description:

As part of a CarMax store Merchandising Team, under general supervision, a Buyer-in-Training (BIT) is responsible for acquiring and managing CarMax’s extensive used car inventory through the successful completion of Customer Appraisal Assessments and Appraisal Offers, coordinating on-site Wholesale auctions, and attending various regional auctions. CarMax’s unique retail environment allows BITs to train on a rotating weekly 40-hour schedule, which may involve traveling for training to multiple store locations and offsite vehicle auctions. BITs will spend approximately 6 months completing a comprehensive training program that educates vehicle basics, market analytics, and offsite auction vital behaviors. BITs are part of a Merchandising team responsible to track vehicle purchases and manage retail / wholesale pricing based on internal CarMax sales data and competitive market analysis. This position provides a unique mix of analytical and physical challenges due to the fast-paced, dynamic nature of the business and requires exceptional independent judgment in making important financial and business decisions for CarMax.

What we offer:

  • Fortune 100 Best company to work for, 15 years in a row

  • Exceptional training program, focusing on learning product & industry knowledge. (Skill-based, classroom, and module-based technical training).

  • Hands on training with a team of Merchandising Associates.

  • No previous automotive experience required.

  • Exceptional career path. All Merchandising Associates begin in the BIT position, regardless of current position level in Merchandising.

Career Path for this position is as follows:

Buyer-in-Training > Buyer > Senior Buyer > Purchasing Manager > Regional Vice President

Position Requirements:

The ideal background includes 3+ years of retail management, hotel/restaurant management, or outside/territory sales experience. The BIT position requires a candidate to demonstrate an exceptional Associate Development track record for self and others through achievement-oriented goal setting, inspirational career planning, and focused execution. Successful applicants will also demonstrate the ability to motivate, inspire, and gain buy-in from peers and business partners while being a champion for change in a team-oriented environment. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. The ability to relocate to Minnesota after training is required. Ability to work a rotating retail schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays is required.

Training will take place in either Naperville, Hillside, Glencoe, Schaumburg, or Tinley Park. After training is completed, placement will be in either the Brooklyn Park or Maplewood locations (in the Minneapolis market).

About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application .

If you have technical problems when submitting your application, please contact us by phone (888) 922-7629 ext. 3888 or email recruiting_net@carmax.com.

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

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