Purchasing Assistant in Pleasanton, CA at Hendrick Automotive Group

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Location: 4350 Rosewood Dr, Pleasanton, California 94588

Summary:  The purchasing assistant analyzes data after appraising a car and determines values. Makes phone calls, emails and texts to set appointments. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Adheres to purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
  • Carries out inventory control policies and procedures.
  • Uses knowledge of vehicle condition and market data.
  • Assists with negotiating.
  • Demonstrates the Company’s Core Values
  • Complies with Company policies and procedures
  • Observes all Federal, State, Local and Company safety rules and regulations in the performance of duties.
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with medical conditions to perform the essential functions.

Desired Education:

o   GED

   High School Diploma

o   Associate Degree

Field of Study/Work Experience:

o   Automotive

o   Business

o   Human Resources

o   Information Technology

Desired Work Experience:

   up to 3 years


High School Diploma; or up to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Certificates and Licenses:

   Valid Driver’s License

Computer Skills:

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.  Ability to learn the Spreadsheet software and other software programs for operational needs.

Communication Skills:

Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and company personnel.

Attendance Expectations:

The position requires regular and predictable attendance.  Hours may include evening hours, weekends, and holidays to meet required deadlines.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and sit. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must be able to frequently lift or move objects up to 25 pounds.

Environment Demands:

Duties are performed primarily an office environment in the management office.

Position requires extensive interaction with Management Office employees, dealership management, dealership employees and customers.

Verbal and Writing Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers and other employees.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to effectively analyze cost efficiencies, financial trends, and funding mechanisms for all programs.

Core Values:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following Core Values:

Servant Leadership

Servant Leaders consciously put the needs of others before their own, because to serve people is to value them.

Teamwork through Trust & Respect

Diversity is strength, and when we trust and respect one another we can work as a team to achieve at a high level.


Being honest and transparent with people, in an effort to do the right thing within the letter and spirit of the law, drives every action we take and every decision we make.

Commitment to Customer Enthusiasm

Every day we recommit ourselves to the customer experience, and we are empowered to exceed the expectations of our customers.

Passion for Winning

Hendrick’s tradition of winning is based on the idea of striving to be the best, not the biggest, and is therefore defined by how we treat our people.

Accountability at All Levels

Taking ownership of our actions and our decisions allows us to grow as individuals, and support each other as a team.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Every day we soften our hearts as well as our egos, in order to seek out and improve upon areas of opportunity within ourselves and our team.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed by this employee.  The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties and responsibilities upon the request of a supervisor.  This job description is subject to revision at the discretion of the company.

Hendrick Automotive Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information regarding the EEOC, please visit https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf.