The Top 50 Automotive Dealership Job Descriptions

Attract quality candidates with these car dealership job descriptions

A job description is typically the first point of contact prospective job applicants have with your dealership – and can have a significant impact on their decision to apply for your open roles. Whether applicants visit your career site, search job boards or turn to another source to find their next career move a compelling job description will help you stand out from the competition and attract top talent.

To help your dealership secure quality candidates, we’ve pulled together several job description best practices, along with a full list of job descriptions for the top 50 dealership job roles. These tips and job descriptions should serve as a resource while you pull together descriptions for your own dealership.

Writing your dealership job descriptions 

The goal of a job description is to get prospective job applicants excited about working at your dealership. With fewer than 1% of job seekers considering a career in retail automotive, your dealership needs strong job descriptions to stand out and attract talent from both inside and outside the industry. Rather than only focusing on the requirements of the job, answer the “What’s in it for me?” question the best applicants have by outlining benefits and what it’s like to work for your dealership.

Company overview

Begin your job descriptions with information about your dealership. Explain why your dealership is a great place to work or do business. Highlight company history, culture, awards, community involvement and career growth – the more specific the better. These are the highlights you want candidates to get excited about and share with their family and friends.


Use the company benefits section of your job descriptions to list everything you have to offer employees. This can include: vacation time, 401(k), discounts (on vehicles, service or parts), unique holidays observed (birthdays and anniversaries), discounts on community events, business partnerships (including gym membership discounts and wireless discounts), reimbursements you provide (such as ASE certifications and college courses), professional development (paid training or other certifications employees for employees), pay plan benefits (such as whether you offer a commission-based or base plus bonus plan) and what type of commitment you make to work life balance.

Beyond job descriptions, a strong company overview and benefits should be highlighted on your career site – along with employee testimonials and more specifics on the career path – so engaged candidates can see what it’s like to work at your dealership.

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Top 50 roles in retail automotive

See a list of the top 50 retail automotive roles below and download our e-book for full access to the job descriptions.
  • Sales associate/Product specialist
  • Sales manager/Sales consultant
  • Business development center (BDC) manager
  • BDC customer care specialist
  • Business development representative
  • Internet sales associate
  • Customer service representative
  • Commercial sales manager
  • Accessory sales person
  • Finance and insurance (F&I) manager
  • Dealership IT specialist
  • Social media marketer
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Website administrator
  • Corporate recruiter
  • HR coordinator
  • Office manager/Receptionist
  • Executive assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Deal processor
  • Accounting associate
  • Accounts payable/receivable clerk
  • Billing clerk
  • Contract Clerk
  • Fixed ops service director
  • Parts manager
  • Parts counter person
  • Service technician
  • Service writer
  • Service manager
  • Service advisor
  • Apprentice tech
  • Body shop estimator
  • Body shop technician
  • Body shop manager
  • Detailer and car washer
  • Quick lube service technician
  • Porter
  • Automotive painter
  • Automotive janitor/Custodian
  • Collision center manager
  • Oil technician
  • Tire technician
  • Refinish technician
  • Maintenance technician
  • Wheel alignment technician
  • Reconditioning technician
  • Smog technician
  • General manager 
  • Controller

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