Reference: ZR_749_JOB

Group Used Car Buyer


£25,000 – £55,000

Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are seeking an experienced Group Used Car Buyer to join our client based in Chester, Cheshire. Our client is a successful family owned dealer group operating a number of prestige retail franchised vehicle operations across their group.

Hours: Full Time, with 22 days annual leave, Plus Birthday Day Off!

Salary: £25,000 Basic & £55,000 On target earnings, plus a company car!

1 Car Per Employee Via Salary Sacrifice Scheme for a BMW or MINI after a period of employment.

Key Responsibilities:

To acquire used vehicles of suitable specification and quality at competitive prices with the view to exceed targeted profits and return on investment.

Nurture inbound leads via our marketing channels with the key focus to arrange customer appointments and purchase vehicles.

To respond quickly to the vehicle purchasing needs of the group dealerships and its sales managers with the view to obtain vehicles that they require for resale.

Ensure the correct profile of Used Car Stock is availalble at anytime as required by the Used Car Sales Managers.

Ensure all administrative details relating to suppliers and dealerships are maintained in a correct and complete manner including costs and expenses relating to vehicles purchased.

Support Sales Managers in marketing initiatives, making use of synergies and pipeline stock.

Maintain strong relationships manufacturers, hire and fleet customers, auction houses and vehicle disposal agencies.

Report weekly on agreed performance criteria comparing actual with targeted performance.

To uphold and enhance the reputation of the business at every opportunity when interacting with customers and third parties.

About you:

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise: Detailed knowledge and experience of the motor industry, in particular market pricing and Up-to-date knowledge of vehicle legislation and trade practices.

Thorough knowledge of the used car and commercial vehicle marketplace, including the valuation of models, specifications, and options.

Ability to negotiate and purchase at effective discounted prices.

Ability to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships within the dealerships, customers and third parties.

A tenacious self-starter, with the ability to manage your own time.

You will be passionate about providing excellent customer service with a can-do attitude.

You will be motivated to achieve goals/targets using your confidence, determination and creativity whilst operating with the Vines Values (Positive, Supportive & Integrity).

A Full UK Driving licence is essential for this position.


Our client provides manufacturer training to help you make the next big step in your career whilst providing a fantastic working environment. They will also recognise and reward your hard work, achievements and loyalty. The company also offers a workplace pension scheme.

Apply now for this position by following the link on this page or for a confidential discussion then please contact Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd.

Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd is a dedicated automotive industry talent service provider operating across the UK & Ireland.

Candidate application

Please complete the preliminary candidate application form below quoting the vacancy reference and we will be in touch soon.

    Please attach your CV

    I consent to my submitted data being processed and stored by Purely Automotive LTD in compliance with our privacy policy.

    * denotes mandatory fields