Full Job Description
Primary Location: 195 Technology Dr, Irvine, CA, USA
Division: Cox Automotive
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Shift: Day Job
Requisition Number: 202001164
The Vehicle Valuation Analyst II is responsible for determining the valuation of assigned used and new vehicles on a weekly basis. In order to successfully complete these responsibilities, the Analyst will analyze transaction data, correlate the forecast model output with market trends and collaborate with the Decision Science Team and other Analysts as required. In addition, the Vehicle Valuation Analyst II will report status updates and recommendations to Management via reports and presentations concerning valuations.
Report valuation trends to management via reports and presentations.
Assist with and perform extensive ad hoc analysis for all relevant departments and senior management.
Analyze new and used car transactions, historical data, and output from forecast models to determine vehicle valuations.
Collaborate with Statisticians and other Valuation Analysts to discern trends affecting various segments of the industry.
Provide support across all value types and engage with automotive dealers, manufacturers, financial institutions, and consumers as required.
Keep current on trends, market conditions, product development, and other information related to new and used vehicles.
Meet with representatives from automotive manufacturers, financial institutions, and dealers that leverage Cox Automotive values. This includes attending industry events such as seminars and product meetings as required.
Minimal overnight travel (up to 5%) by land and/or air.
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to analyze and validate the integrity of data sets and report anomalies to Data Warehouse Team.
Acute analytical abilities are essential for this position.
Ability to collaborate with a team of highly motivated analysts.
Ability to report valuation data trends with management in a timely manner.
Ability to work independently and formulate an analysis plan for ad hoc requests.
Ability to draw conclusions and communicate effectively via reports and being comfortable with large data sets.
Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Proficient in SQL query language preferred.
Intermediate understanding of Excel including ability to use VLOOKUPS and pivot tables.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Prior automotive experience preferred.
Major in economics, statistics, business, math or similar quantitative major is preferred.
Other duties as needed or required.
Requires physical ability and mental acuity to execute the duties of the position successfully within required timeframes in order to meet business requirements.
Who We Are
About Cox Automotive
There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.
We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
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