Relationship Manager - Austin, Texas

Southern Automotive Finance Company, LLC - Austin, TX

Each Relationship Manager is responsible for executing SAFCO?s marketing strategies in their assigned territories and generating new loan applications. Under the direction of their Regional Relationship Manager and National Sales and Marketing Manager, they work with the National Buying Center to promote the SAFCO finance program to current and potential dealer partners. The Relationship Manager regularly visits active dealerships in search of finance opportunities and continually solicits non-active dealerships to build the SAFCO dealer base. They are responsible for following up on applications and contracts to improve capture rate, and document their actions in the web-based SalesForce CRM.

Identify potential partner dealerships and communicate the benefits of SAFCO programs to them. Attend events such as dealership meetings, tent sales, and other activities to positively represent SAFCO as required.
Conduct formal presentations about SAFCO?s credit programs to potential dealer partners.
Maintain existing dealer relationships with daily review/follow-up, then document their actions using the web-based SalesForce CRM.
Gather information regarding non-active dealerships, then implement plans to develop business relationships with them.
Work with the National Sales and Marketing Manager, the Regional Relationship Managers, and the Director of Credit Operations to develop creative marketing programs to expand the Company?s business.
Create competitive analysis and research of their territory (e.g., titles, first payment defaults, gap & warranty sales, etc.), then completes reports as required.
Create reports on Book-to-Look rate, capture ratio, and other business factors in their market.
Review business development of participating dealers, then work to adjust the marketing plan as necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Written Communication – Ability to write reports, correspondence, or response letters to customers.
Verbal Communication – Ability to speak to individuals and groups, influence results, and respond to questions.
Budgetary Development – Position does not have budgetary responsibility.
Project Management – Position works as part of a team that receives direction from the National Sales Manager.
Computer Skills – MS Office, credit reporting and loan decision software;; ability to utilize software or technical applications and systems at a basic to intermediate level, as needed.
Language Skills –Bi-lingual skills helpful but not required.
Core Competencies

Job Knowledge – The position requires auto finance industry knowledge acquired through 5-7 years of prior job experience or education. A valid Driver’s License issued by the state in which they represent is also required.
Problem Solving Skills – Ability to understand, develop, and carry out complex instructions furnished in written, verbal, or diagram form and to deal with problems involving some variables in standardized situations.
Level of Persuasion And/Or Influencing Of Others – Ability to effectively present ideas, facilitate the group decision making process, or negotiate with internal and/or external customers.
Coaching, Mentoring, Or Counseling – The position requires interaction with customers and team members.
Mental Effort – Requires individual to frequently juggle shifting priorities and deadlines and deal with various complex issues at a departmental or functional level.
Level of Independent Judgment Or Discretion – Makes and implements decisions that are a result of the individual’s exercise of discretion and independent judgment; subject to review by their supervisor.

Four-year college degree, with 5 to 7 years experience in indirect automotive finance. Any equivalent combination or experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the team member must:

Frequently stand; sit; walk; talk; hear; feel and grasp; crouch; crawl; kneel; reach out with hands and arms; and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision requirements required by the job include frequently looking at a monitor; using color vision; and occasionally using peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is:

Not exposed to dangerous chemicals or other toxic substances.
Sometimes is exposed to hot weather during visits to dealership customers.
Frequently required to work weekends and evenings as necessary.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. Although no job profile can adequately detail the full scope of duties necessary, the requirements listed above are a representation of the levels of knowledge, skill, ability and/or behavior required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform these activities.