Purchasing Associate


Purchasing Associate - Sausalito, California

Are you looking to love what you do? Do you want to get paid to be an automotive enthusiast and play an integral role in the smart way to buy any make and model? Read on, you've just found your new career.

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We get it, we love new cars too. We can (and do) talk about them all day, even on breaks or when we're at home. But, working in the auto industry, just sounds so, well, dealershipy.

And that's actually why we're here. We've created an entire company around the premise that car buying can be fun--not just for the client, but for everyone involved in the process.

We're looking for a detail-oriented auto enthusiast who can combine relationship management, market knowledge, and creative thinking to get results.


What you'll be doing:

  • Keeping up-to-date on all of your assigned makes and models, knowing how vehicles can be configured (packages, options and colors)

  • Negotiating pricing to ensure our clients get great deals, every time

  • Structuring lease, finance and cash buying options, taking advantage of all of the currently applicable incentives

  • Managing dealer relationships to ensure we have access to inventory at great prices

  • Staying on top of market trends and the current level of inventory available


You will thrive at Cartelligent if you:

  • Set up teammates to deliver consistently exceptional car buying experiences

  • Communicate well and enjoy listening and connecting with all kinds of people, in person and on the phone

  • Are comfortable working with technology including Excel and Adobe Acrobat (Salesforce experience is a plus) to maintain and organize data

  • Thrive in an energized environment as part of an established, growth-oriented firm that counts on you to be both an individual contributor and a team player

  • Use good judgment, empathy, and common sense to anticipate and solve problems

  • Consistently seek ways to learn and improve your skills and knowledge


What you'll get:

  • Competitive compensation packages

  • Comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental and vision

  • Flexible spending account

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching

  • 7 paid holidays, 15 days Paid Time Off and a floating holiday for birthdays

  • Free car washes each month and a well-stocked snack tree

  • Fun, collaborative working environment with the support you need to make your goals achievable

  • A great work schedule—Monday to Friday

Take the next advance in your career with a stable, well-run organization that’s changing the way new cars are purchased. We’d love to learn more about you and we look forward to reviewing your application. 


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About Cartelligent

Cartelligent was founded seventeen years ago in Sausalito and has continuously grown since then. We’ve expanded to six locations throughout California and we help thousands of clients each year have a fantastic car buying experience.

We love what we do and Cartelligent clients love our service—we have over 300 5-star Yelp reviews and a 98% client satisfaction rating.