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Craig Waikem

Craig Waikem BDC Director

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Waikem Is Hiring!

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Waikem Auto Family is hiring additional Internet Sales Managers!

As we expand the department I thought the Driving Sales Community would be the best opportunity to find qualified candidates or possibly refer someone you know!  In addition, we offering signing bonuses for new hires with experience or if you send us a referral!

Our BDC department is comprised of a BDC Manager and 7 Internet Sales Managers.  Our ISM's are fully empowered with ability to quote on all 7 new car franchises we sell and receive 150-225 leads a month (including all inbound sales calls).  

We have very little turnover, fun work culture, great employee benefits, and have been featured multiple times in WSJ, Automotive News, and other automotive/trade magazines for our internet sales process.  Our local newspaper has also voted us Best Employer two years running. 

New hires can expect 5 day work weeks (with 2 Saturday's off each month), 40 hours a week and a hourly rate with commission. ISM's can make up to $45,000/year in our department with even more potentials as more and more of our business is funneled through our BDC department. 

Email us your resume at resumes@waikem.com!  For those who do not know, we are located in Northeast Ohio. Visit our website @ www.waikem.com

Our company was founded in 1954 by George E. Waikem, Sr. The Waikem Family has distinguished itself as having one of the finest track records in quality auto sales in America. It has taken the Waikem Family over 50 years to build the public image which we are so proud of today. Our Company was founded on the principle of complete customer satisfaction in all their transportation needs, and we continue our commitment to those needs.

Mr. George E. Waikem, Sr. dintinguished himself as a pilot during World War II and upon his discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1945, embarked upon his automotive career. He started with a used-car lot and in 1954 opened National Car Leasing, Inc., which blossomed into what is today, a very large corporation. In those days, however, the leased cars supplied the used car lot and Mr. Waikem was doing quite well. He did however, want a new car franchise to supply his car leasing venture. The Ford Motor Co. granted him franchise rights in 1957, and that was the beginning of George Waikem Ford, Inc. Never satisfied, Mr. Waikem, with the help of his family and dedicated employees, began a long list of franchises that included Volvo Village in 1974, Honda in 1975, and Chrysler, Plymouth in 1976 which then became Waikem Motors, Inc. Waikem Nissan, Inc. became a reality in 1989 with Waikem Mitsubishi added in 1990.  Most recently we have acquired Waikem Hyundai, Kia and Subaru. In addition the Waikem Auto Family runs Oscar’s Towing, Oscar's Glass and a 10,000 sq ft body shop. 

It did not take long for the community to realize that the ethical business practices with which The Waikem dealerships operated, made them the place to go for automobile and heavy truck sales and service. As the Company grew, so did the involvement in the community. The Waikem family and The Waikem Auto Group has been recognized by numerous organizations throughout Ohio for all of their charitable and civic contributions. As our community continues to grow, we want to be sure that our business grows to meet the needs of all of our loyal customers. The Waikem family also feels very strongly about the dedicated employees that make our business so successful. We will continue to work hand-in-hand in building a work environment that offers job security and opportunities for all. Each person contributes to the success of Waikem Auto Group Dealership's, but it is understood that it is a true team effort that counts.

As members of the Waikem Family, we wish to welcome you to our organization. 

 

 

 

 

Shawn Ryder
DS is a great place to post to find quality people - hope you get some strong candidates!
Megan Barto
Sounds like a great opportunity!
Craig Waikem
Thanks Shawn and Megan!
Lauren Moses
Craig do you mind if I share it in a few facebook groups I'm in?
Megan Barto
I'm sure he doesn't! LOL :-)

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