A used car sales executive is responsible for the sale of used cars to the general public. It requires people who have a good understanding of the used car market along with experience in purchase and disposal of automotive stock.
The role requires excellent customer service and people skills along with an inherent aptitude for listening and understanding a consumers needs. A level of honesty and trustworthiness is required for this role and people who demonstrate these attributes are more likely to be recruited.
The job can vary from being employed by a franchised car company, selling used cars directly from one of the leading manufacturers to working for an independent dealer. Whilst no formal education may be required people often recruit these roles at a more management level as candidates will need a good grasp of financial and operational matters.
An average wage for a used car sales executive is circa £30k with an OTE of £50k although this can vary widely and is dependent on the prestige of the cars being sold and where you are based in the country.
Recruitment agencies will look for individuals who demonstrate a strong background in sales along with a personable demeanour.