February 2016: Trending Automotive Jobs (Part 2)

Looking for a new job in the automotive field? Check these out:

Product Manager

Continental Automotive is hiring a product manager responsible for managing the Aftermarket TPMS Product Category and Program, including all new products that may be sourced or developed from the interior division business units, and development of external strategic supplier and/or distribution strategic electronic innovations alliances. The qualified candidate must have a bachelor’s of science in business or engineering and two or more years of automotive product management experience.

Brand Manager

3pConnect LLC is hiring a brand manager with sales experience responsible for managing and expanding the Australian-based company Aussie Rimshine. Responsibilities include achieving sales targets, closing and maintaining distributors and managing all major customer accounts. Intermediate computer skills with Word, Excel and Outlook/Gmail are required; knowledge and passion for trucks or the trucking industry is advantageous, as this position requires assisting customers with technical queries and demonstrating how the product works.

Council Director

Editorial note: The following images have been taken by Senior Photography Editor, Hans Marquez, from the 45th Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction which took place in January at WestWorld. 

Photography by Hans Marquez 

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Two-thousand-sixteen marked the 5th annual Bonhams Scottsdale auction held at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona posting $18 million in the one day sale, January 28,  accompanied by an 84 percent sell-through rate.

The auction house featured a selection of 115 automobiles with a range of years, makes, and models encompassing 110 years of automotive history and hertiage from the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Nearly 20 percent of the cars offered were Porsches, with the most common being the 911, however the top selling car of the event was a 2015 McLaren P1. The car set a new auction world-record for the model as it crossed the block at $2,090,000. The McLaren was followed by a well-documented 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster which crossed the block at $1,485,000. Rounding out the top three was a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta selling for $1,155,000 with less than 9,000 original miles.

James Knight,

The Terlingua Mustang is back, and with a vengeance.

The original Terlingua Mustang was one of Carroll Shelby’s most successful racing efforts. In 2006, the Terlingua name returned to the road, though with a V6 engine boosted to 375 horsepower.At Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction venue, Shelby American introduced a new version, the Terlingua Racing Team Mustang, which is built on a Shelby Mustang Super Snake platform with a supercharged Ford Coyote 5.0-liter V8 engine producing “750-plus” horsepower.

To handle the power, the new Terlingua Mustangs  get Ford Performance half-shafts in addition to Borla exhausts, Brembo brakes. Manual-equipped cars get short-throw shifters. Carbon fiber is used for the hood, which has functional vents. An optional upgrade includes Sparco seats with a four point harness and roll cage.

For those not familiar with the whole Terlingua thing: It is a town in rural Texas close to the Mexican border.  Shelby owned a ranch in Terlingua, and it’s where he  established

Gooding & Company hit $43 million in sales during their two day auction, January 29-30, 2016, at Fashion Square Mall in the heart of charming Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.

During the two day sale the highest selling car for the house was a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans for $6.49 million, followed by a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale for $3.4 million and a 2003 Ferrari Enzo for $2.86 million.

Don’t let all the top selling Ferrari’s fool you, each year Gooding and Co. strives to bring a refined approach to the Arizona Collector Car Week with vehicles of all different makes, models, and years. This goal has been reflected in the car selection offered for Scottsdale 2016.

In addition to eye catching and rare Ferrari’s from the Tony Shooshani Collection, Gooding & Co. offered vehicles such as a 1966 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, 1980 BMW M1, 1984 Renault R5 Turbo II,

Looking for a new job in the automotive field? Check these out:

Sales Manager

Covercraft Industries is hiring a sales manager to represent the Western region. The successful candidate will supervise and develop reps on Covercraft product lines. There will be scheduled trips into territories, seeing existing accounts and maximizing potential with them while looking for new business opportunities, tracking sales trends, finding new avenues of distribution and setting goals to increase sales in territory. Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Catalog Data Specialist

AAM USA Inc. is hiring a catalog data specialist to categorize PIES file data into its taxonomy using a provided template and recommend changes/additions to taxonomy due to missing sub-categories. The successful candidate must have a strong understanding of automotive products, be highly capable in Microsoft Excel and deliver accurate data inputs.

Outside Salesperson

Engine Parts Warehouse has an immediate opening for an outside sales representative. This territory will

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