Featured Candidates & Positions

November 2019

Welcome Back,

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We would like to wish all of our USA-based readers a Happy Thanksgiving! Here at Tier One, we are thankful for all of our clients, candidates, employees, and you, our community of supporting readers! For our November newsletter, we reveal exactly how we uncover our most qualified candidates for any position. But first, see our Featured Candidates and Positions.


Featured Candidates for Employers

General Manager

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This automotive professional has proudly served their community for 20 years in various roles at the dealership level. This person is experienced selling both import and domestic vehicles with store volume sales as high as 500 cars a month. This candidate's specialty is building a strong selling culture in their stores and making sure that the employees are trained and ready to give best-in-class service to their customer base. This professional has been able to double their retention rate in the fixed operations department and triple it in the sales department. Over the last 6 years, their dealership has remained in the top 3 in sales for their region, with consistent 5% year over year growth and was able to increase their used vehicle performance by over 10%. This General Manager is ready to take on a single dealership in need of some help, or several as a multi-site director. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 106.

Marketing Director

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This candidate has had a 25 year career in the automotive industry both at the store level as well as at the corporate level as a marketing manager and then director. This person was responsible for managing a multi-million dollar digital and video advertising budget and successfully launched campaigns for a variety of OEM brands. Their digital campaigns more than doubled their online lead performance and also helped to grow their market share from 11th to 2nd in their region. This individual has worked with the top broadcast companies in the country for both regional and national ad campaigns and has a strong leadership ability to help the team to understand the importance of having a strong digital presence and develop the strategies to boost sales and profitability from proper online marketing. This candidate is open to relocation and is ready to help grow your business immediately. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 106.


Featured Positions for Job Seekers

Regional Sales Director

This is a great opportunity to be a strategic partner in one of the top 150 Automotive Dealerships in America. This auto group has a 30 year history of providing the very best service to their clients in the American South East and ensuring their customers have the ability to drive away in the car of their dreams by providing a selection of many brands, both domestic and import, to choose from. This position will be supporting 10 stores spread throughout the region and will have 10 sales managers reporting in, so this role will require a high amount of travel between states. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-10 years of management experience, selling both new and used vehicles in the recent past. This person should have a proven ability to recruit and train a driven, strong salesforce with the ability to meet and exceed given targets and grow the business even further. This person should also be able to bring new strategies to their stores on how to drive the companies online/digital presence and sales. If you are a tech savvy, driven automotive professional that is ready to bring a company to new heights, please reach out to or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.106 for more information.

Finance Manager

This organization has been ranked as one of the top automotive groups to work for in the Midwest consistently over the last decade. They have seen rapid growth over the last 5 years and are continuing to expand their dealership network even further. We are looking for a strong financial professional to take on a new store and help to build long lasting relationships and provide the very best service possible to a new market. This person should have at least 5 years of finance manager experience in a mid-size dealership and proven ability to help increase sales and grow a business. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of current finance tools and the ability to accurately desk deals and submit deals for both new and used vehicles to effectively close these deals. The location of the role will be in a remote area, so only those with the ability to relocate should apply. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex.106.

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Searching for Candidates: How We Locate the Right Talent for our Clients

In previous newsletters, we've provided some "sneak peaks" into our process including how we conduct our reference checks and how we present our client companies to potential candidates. As a continuing segment, we're sharing how we uncover promising candidates for our client companies.

How we handle the actual search portion of our process is incredibly important. When working to identify candidates, we want to make sure no stone is left unturned. We want to completely cover the market before going to our client with our top candidates so we can assure our clients that we have found the best possible talent. In order to accomplish this, our search process requires us to be creative, but also very methodical and thorough. Here's what we do:

Have a Designated Research Team
At Tier One Executive Search, we have a team of professionals who are specifically skilled in information and data retrieval to search for, and identify qualified candidates. Our research manager attends our needs analysis meetings with our clients to hear fist-hand their hiring needs. From there, our research team builds an ideal candidate summary, comes up with the sourcing strategy, identifies the right search tools to use, and builds search queries to apply across such tools.

Stay Current with the Latest Tools
At Tier One, we keep a continuously updated slate of tools including subscription-based databases, new websites, extensions, apps, social media platforms, as well as methods of retrieving data to identify potential candidates. Our research team is continuously evaluating the latest technologies and learning the latest research techniques by attending conferences and webinars. This ensures that we have the latest and greatest tools to identify key talent and compete against other employers.

Years of Networking
Tier One has been in operation for over 17 years. For 17 years we have been networking in the manufacturing and automotive retail industries. Anticipating the future hiring needs of our clients, we are continuously recording the skills, experience and accomplishments of the professionals we come across. With a high regard to detail, we enter this data into our database so we can quickly retrieve these professionals when our client is ready to make a hire.

Ensuring we identify the best possible candidates for our clients means that investment in research is necessary. At Tier One, we are proud of our investment in research, as it has helped us to become the leading, competitive executive search firm that we are.


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