1-800 Radiator & A/C (a Driven Brands company) is seeking an Account Manager to join our team. The applicant should be energetic, outgoing, and quick on their feet. This job is a lot of fun and no sales experience is necessary as we provide valuable training. This is an entry level sales position within a growing business enterprise, providing opportunity to show sales development for future endeavors! The position is based out of Dallas and is accepting applicants now.
As one of the largest independent auto parts distributors in the nation, 1-800 Radiator & A/C sells more than 1,000,000 radiators every year with more than 200 locations. 1-800 Radiator & A/C has the largest inventory of radiators, condensers, air conditioning parts, fan assemblies, fuel pumps and related parts in the nation. We add new parts regularly and are excited about the direction we are going.
Driven Brands is the world’s leading automotive aftermarket franchise company. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company’s growing portfolio of brands includes Meineke Car Care Centers and MAACO Collision Repair and Auto Painting, 1-800 Radiator, and CARSTAR.
- Customer service oriented
- Excellent communication skills
- Positive attitude and willingness to learn
- Able to work independently and results oriented
- Call on customers within the territory
- Generate revenue in accordance to sales plan
- Promote our brand and visibility
- Communicate important customer relationship issues to the Sales Manager
- Establish long term relationships with the customers
- Maintain high customer satisfaction and retention
Experience & Skills:
- Service Industry a plus
- Quick witted
- People person
- Driven to succeed and grow!
If interested in learning more, please respond today. 1-800 Radiator & A/C offers full training and the opportunity to take on a leadership role. We are looking for someone who can begin immediately and is willing to learn with a positive attitude. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
1-800-Radiator and A/C is the nation's largest distributor of automotive cooling parts. 1-800-Radiator and A/C has over 230 franchise locations in North America.
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1-800-Radiator & A/C was founded in 1982 (then called Radiator Express Warehouse) to take advantage of the growing trend in the automotive aftermarket of radiator replacement versus repair. The initial warehouse in Union City, California, was one of the first outlets in the country dedicated to the wholesale distribution of new aftermarket radiators. We opened a second warehouse, in Sacramento, in 1989.
Throughout the 1990s the principal strategy for growth by 1-800-Radiator & A/C involved geographic expansion to provide same-day or next-day delivery to customers across the United States. Outlets were opened in Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Dallas, and Kansas City. At the same time, sophisticated marketing programs were established, and the telephone number 1-800-Radiator and the URL #removed# were acquired. By 1996 the 1-800-Radiator brand was well known.
The customer database had grown to include information on more than 200,000 repair and body shops, and the direct-marketing effort included approximately 500,000 mailings per year. By 1998 there were over 15 locations. Over the next five years, a number of initiatives were launched to further establish itself as a leader in aftermarket radiator distribution, including the acquisitions of distributors in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Las Vegas, Texas, and Southern California. During this period the Company also established an Internet sales department, acquiring more than 1,000 URLs related to the radiator and general automotive parts aftermarket. Total system-wide sales grew by an annual growth rate of roughly 22 percent over the five-year period (1998-2003).
Transition from Company Owned to Franchise Business Model (2005-2012). To better align strategy with core competencies and the markets, an improvement to the business strategy was initiated in 2005. This new focus involved the opening of new franchises throughout the United States and the sale of existing, company-owned locations to franchise Owners. Regional competitors also joined the network as 1-800-Radiator & A/C franchisees.
As the sale of franchises accelerated in 2006 and 2007, the bulk of system-wide sales shifted from company-owned warehouses to franchise operations. From 2006 through 2009 capital was raised to finance 13 acquisitions on behalf of franchisees, totaling $50 million of acquired sales in Utah, Oregon, California, Texas, the Midwest, New York and in most of the Southeastern states. Most of these acquisitions were of multi-location regional distributors spanning multiple franchise territories, with over one hundred locations consolidated and turned over to franchisees.
System-wide sales have continued to grow throughout the transition period, through 2012. By the beginning of 2013 approximately 210 locations served mostly every major market in the U.S. and Canada. The customer database has also grown rapidly, with many more information fields (customer attributes) on the more than 300,000 wholesale automotive businesses in the country.
Role: Outside Account Manager
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