Account Executive



Sales & Business Development
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Who we are
At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do
The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

Role overview

This role will entail selling our products and services to dealerships across the UK. The Account Executive will be strong at presenting CarGurus offerings and benefits as an inside sales professional (primarily over the phone and also via email with some visits to the UK for face-to-face meetings). This is a 'hunting' role – responsible for prospecting new business/building their own pipeline and looking after a dedicated book of business.

Candidates should be persuasive, self-starters and will be encouraged to manage your own time, set priorities and meet monthly goals. The ideal candidate is tenacious, creative, and ambitious, with the ability to challenge traditional marketing conventions through data and an analytical approach.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced startup environment and is ready to work for a true challenger brand. As part of a growing team, you must be a great teammate, willing to assist others and share standard methodologies to achieve team success. As a liaison between our dealer partners and the company, you must also be comfortable conveying issues to the rest of the CarGurus organization clearly, and with a thoughtful approach. Candidates must possess strong analytic and presentation skills as the role will interact frequently with marketing, business development, and senior management.

What you'll bring

  • 2+ years in an inside sales role with experience in closing deals and leading negotiations
  • Numbers-driven, and committed to over-achieving targets consistently
  • Good organizational and communication skills!
  • Self-motivated and result-driven attitude
  • Bachelor's degree ideally with a commercial focus
  • experience
  • SaaS sales exposure is a plus!

Working at CarGurus
We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all
CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus.