Area Sales Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Sales /
Full-Time /
Why GLS?

Purpose: Access to affordable, reliable transportation is essential to leading productive work and personal lives, caring well for oneself, one’s family, and the needs of others. Through advanced analytics and technology, we can more accurately predict credit risk and provide more people with an affordable auto financing option for their next vehicle. That’s what GLS has done for over 10 years, helping more than half a million families meet and improve their transportation needs. 

People: Join a culture of over 1,000 employees who Care Deeply and Think Boldly, driving innovation in an adaptive and positive culture that celebrates successes. We empower and reward individuals and teams who make direct, positive impacts to the business and each other, who take pride in their work and are ever-raising the bar. 

Growth: Recognized by Inc 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Join GLS to grow with us!

Benefits: GLS offers the below great benefits for your amazing work!
o   Competitive base pay and performance bonuses, dependent on role
o   Medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, supplemental insurance benefits, long-term and short-term disability
o   401K with employer match and 100% immediate vesting
o   Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid company holidays to help you balance work and personal life
o   Paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Annually
o   Tuition Reimbursement
o   Parental Leave
o   Business casual work environment

What you will do as an Area Sales Manager at GLS?

As an Area Sales Manager at GLS, you will work to expand the company's market share by signing new dealers, developing existing relationships, and increasing awareness and adoption of the company’s lending program(s). This role will work remotely in the designated market and will report to a Regional Sales Manager.

How will you drive value within the organization as an Area Sales Manager?

    • Educate dealers on all aspects of the company lending program(s) and how to maximize the value of the program(s) for their individual dealership
    • Partner with other operational teams to capture quality business from existing dealers and increase utilization of the program(s)
    • Build and expand the assigned territory by identifying and signing new dealerships
    • Make regular dealer visits, cold calls, and take inbound calls from dealerships to build relationships and capture business
    • Maintain high-quality customer satisfaction and retention of dealers
    • Complete and submit documentation to track and assess established goals
    • Foster a collaborative culture that facilitates the achievement of business plan objectives by working closely with other associates and members of management
    • Participate in special projects as needed
    • Perform additional assignments as required by the needs of the company or as directed by management

What should you already know to be successful as an Area Sales Manager?

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and sales experience required.
    • Three (3) years’ experience in auto finance with sub-prime auto financing experience preferred
    • Three (3) years’ experience in sales with auto industry experience preferred
    • Knowledge of the local market with established customer relationships preferred
    • Intrinsically motivated with demonstrated ability to take initiative, identify needs, make recommendations for improvement, see recommendations through implementation, and evaluate improvements for effectiveness 
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills: friendly and tactful with the ability to influence others, effectively manage conflict, exercise sound judgment, effectively manage highly sensitive and confidential information, interact at all levels within the organization, and build cross-functional partnerships across the business
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Team player that can adapt in a fast pace and changing environment
    • Proficient computer skills with working knowledge of internet and standard business applications such as Microsoft Office; ability to quickly learn new computer applications as required 
    • Commitment to exemplifying the organizational core values and key competencies
    • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and demonstrated ability to effectively set and manage multiple conflicting priorities

Work Requirements:

    • Pre-employment background screen required
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
    • Talk and hear to exchange accurate information
    • Have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading
    • Must have the ability to operate from a home office
    • This position does require extensive travel both in a vehicle and by air; travel is to be expected 75% of the time, with overnight travel and extended hours
$70,000 - $70,000 a year
Compensation - $70,000/year + Monthly Commission

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