Director of Sales, Acquisition at CarGurus

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Meet CarGurus—the #1 visited online car shopping website in the US. At CarGurus, we’re building the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace where it’s easy to find great deals from top-rated dealers.

Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor), CarGurus is a technology company with a passion for data and its power to simplify every aspect of the car shopping experience. Using proprietary technology, search algorithms and innovative data analytics, we provide unbiased validation on pricing, dealer reputation and vehicle history.

The Director of Sales, Acquisition is responsible for leading and coaching a 70-person team focused on direct, new acquisition sales. This team carries the sale from initial engagement through contract & close, primarily from an outbound sales effort. The Director will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the group and developing tactics to ensure efficient and effective implementation. The successful candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced sales environment with relatively short sales cycles and high-growth expectations. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual that wants to take an already high-performing sales teams and develop it into a mature, sophisticated sales operation.

What You'll Do:
  • Own and execute against all acquisition sales targets
  • Lead a team of 65+ inside sales and SDR reps reporting up through 5 managers
  • Run through metrics: both for reporting business results and directing coaching and training efforts
  • Implement optimal organization, process, and tactics to maximize close rates and revenue from each salesperson’s book of business
  • Effectively communicate, formally and informally, up and down the organization
  • Efficiently balance all aspects of sales management administration (forecasting, territory reviews, etc.)
  • Coordinate a repeatable daily/weekly/monthly management and selling cadence
  • Focus on the ongoing career development of direct reports to help get them ready for larger challenges and future responsibilities
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments to communicate the needs of our customers and product requirements
  • Drive the creation of the strategic annual sales plan
  • Successfully hire, on-board, and coach new team members
Who You Are:
  • BA/BS and/or Graduate degree - MBA is a plus.
  • 5+ years of sales management experience in complex environments
  • Track record of success and achievement in Sales and other pursuits
  • Experience selling software-as-a-service or other internet/technology subscriptions a strong plus
  • Exceptional in understanding how to motivate an inside sales team and achieve a consistent level of intensity and focus, every single day
  • Effective user of technology tools, including CRM, to improve sales performance
  • Comfortable with rolling out and reinforcing both sales process and sales methodology across the team
  • Ambitious sales leader committed to the success of his/her team
CarGurus Culture:

At the core of our company culture is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration. True to our start-up roots, we’re nimble, flexible and hardworking. We have a great respect for testing and learning and a healthy aversion to scheduling meetings to discuss meetings. Lunch is catered daily. Gym membership is free. Foosball and ping pong are played often. Now a publicly-traded company, we’re as committed as ever to cultivating the culture that got us here.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, the UK and Germany with other markets on the horizon. Our offices are located in Cambridge, MA, Detroit, MI, Dublin, IE, and London, UK. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our careers page.

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Location

2 Canal Park 4th Floor , Cambridge, MA 02141
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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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