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Inside Sales Representative - Vehicle Acquisitions at Shift
Portland, OR, US

Shift is looking for a talented Sales Advisor for Vehicle Acquisitions to help us bring car inventory into our pipeline. We want someone who is high energy, hungry to succeed, and comfortable with working in a rapidly changing start-up environment. If you think you have what it takes to join our team, we want to hear from you!


This position could be a good fit for you if:

  • You’re a self­-starter with a great attitude who enjoys solving problems and taking on difficult challenges
  • You take ownership of your role and demonstrate your value in actions, not words
  • You can think on your feet.  You enjoy learning new things and can learn them quickly; change excites you
  • You communicate clearly and you listen carefully. You can explain just about anything to anyone, and you’re capable of successfully providing information in person, through writing and on the phone. This is one of the most important pieces of this role.

What you’ll do:

  • Reaching out and developing inbound and outbound leads and responding to inquiries
  • Book, effectively qualify and convert leads
  • Utilize different methods of communicating with potential sellers (via phone, email and text)
  • Managing and overcoming seller objections
  • Accurately tracking all communications in CRM system
  • Leveraging promotional campaigns to develop sellers
  • Working collaboratively across Shift teams to achieve goals

What we’re looking for:

  • 1+ years experience with a track record of success in Inside Sales or Sales Development at a technology company and/or company selling to consumers
  • Preferred experience with Sonar, TalkDesk and SalesForce
  • An energetic personality who communicates effectively and respectfully with customers over the phone and email
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • A self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
  • Thrives in a team environment and treats everyone with respect
  • An understanding and passion for sales and eagerness to hit targets and surpass them
  • Works well under pressure and can thrive in such an environment
  • Excellent communication skills with prospects that are geared towards presenting the value of our business in order to drive conversions
  • Coachable and has an ambition towards continued learning
  • Experience calling existing and prospective customers to set up and qualify appointments
  • High emotional intelligence. Able to read signals from prospects and move accordingly
  • Multitasker
  • Apply sales closing techniques to help overcome objections and find solutions to problems that allow and encourage our customers to move forward with us
  • Experienced in the automobile industry is a plus, but not necessary


On diversity

Our company depends on balance and equality — between buyers and sellers, among employees, and in our relationships with customers. Our mission to evolve car ownership and transform an industry is a challenging one. It can only be achieved by a team of diverse problem-solvers — engineers, designers, business people — from the same broad demographics as our customers.

Why join now?

We’ve built a small but highly talented team backed by >$275 million in funding from investors like DFJ, Goldman Sachs, BMW, and Nissan. In October 2018 we announced a deep partnership and a $140m round led by the third largest auto retailer in the  US, Lithia Motors. With strong product-market fit and a great business in California, the next two years will be focused on scaling the business nationally.

Shift is the Bay Area’s #1 seller of used cars with $150 million in cars sold per year. We’re serving most of California and are gearing up to scale to new markets. With a solid business model and no clear winner in our space yet, this is a hugely exciting time to join the team.

Shift is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.