Director of Sales - Data Services
CDK Global

Austin, Texas

Posted in Retail
4 days ago

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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.

We're large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.

From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we're hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.

CDK Data Services is the automotive industries engine for automotive data. We collect, standardize, cleanse, enhance and serve data for Auto, Heavy Truck and Powersport OEM's, dealers, parts suppliers and the leading web marketing portals. If you've looked at a car online, ordered a part or gotten a reminder to change your oil, chances are you've seen our work. No other provider has more experience managing automotive retail data. We process data for nearly all of the dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. That's 23,000 dealerships and over 60,000 data connections every day. The modern retail automotive industry relies on our data collection, cleansing and enhancement. Without CDK Data Services, there would be no automotive web portals, no vehicle histories, no customer relationship management, and no parts locators. We fuel business intelligence for the entire industry.

Position Summary

The CDK Data Services Director of Sales is a quota carrying position that will be responsible for directly selling our data services to retail dealer technology vendors in the automotive industry. This position is key to selling our Data Services and will carry a multi-million dollar quota target. The role must be 100% focused on selling new business. The individual in this role will be actively selling in the field and adding to the 550+ applications in the CDK Partner Program.

This position will use best practices established for Data Services and increase sales that will continue to grow in size and scope with the business. The individual in this role must continue to exceed increasing annual sales targets while expanding knowledge, development and the implementation of best practices. The key challenge for this role will be achieving both of these goals.


  • Monthly focus on generating new business and quota expectations
  • Familiar with combo of long and short sales cycles
  • Individual contributor role but expected to work across multiple functional areas to develop and close net new business
  • Combination of daily site and phone meetings
  • Primary revenue responsibility for identifying and closing new sales within territory
  • Account planning and accurate quarterly revenue forecasting
  • Strong interaction at the CXO management level internally and within customer/prospect accounts
  • Understanding and selling solutions (ROI) for high level business problems, incorporating sales strategies across large multi divisional matrixed organizations
  • Operates under minimal supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment.
  • Assists sales management in devising strategic account sales plans and strategies
  • Directs account teams toward collaborative sales efforts

Experience, Skills, Academic

  • Master's degree preferred, minimum of Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant industry experience
  • 10+ years' experience selling enterprise software services, preferably to the Automotive industry
  • Demonstrated experience executing a complex sales cycle closing deals comprised of software, services, and/or managed services with an average sales price in excess of $100,000
  • Strong track record of over performance in hunter role selling enterprise solutions
  • Highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, creative and independent
  • Influential; perceived by prospective client as credible and consultative
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills - both written and verbal


We back our Sales force with the strongest infrastructure in the business. CDK provides a top notch supporting cast which gives the Sales employees the back-end support needed to get business done. We will support your career growth with initial and on-going sales training, advanced sales tools and an attractive compensation package designed to reward you for your initiative. We cannot succeed as a world class service company unless we globally attract, motivate, empower and retain exceptionally knowledgeable, talented, and committed employees.

Our employees have a strong work ethic and results-orientation, believe in and support our core values, and reflect the diverse business environments in which we operate. We will offer our employees challenges, opportunities, advancement, competitive compensation and benefits, and personal training and development in an informal, fast-paced, non-bureaucratic environment that is sensitive to work-family and flexible-schedule issues. We will provide technologies that enable our employees to meet our clients' ever-changing product needs and preferences. We want each employee to feel like an integral part of a team that is making a discernible positive contribution to CDK's success. Our goal is to be the clear employer of choice for our current and future employees.

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work. You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well. All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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