Advantage Rent A Car Customer Sales Associate in Houston, Texas

Company Overview:

AEZ operates nationwide, with 75 locations in 44 domestic markets, including 23 of the 25 major U.S. airports, and globally through its partnership with Europcar. AEZ operates two distinct brands: Advantage Rent A Car and EZ Rent A Car. We have built a strong leadership team of both industry and functional experts, designed new healthcare and incentive plans, and invested in our organizational training and learning portal.

Customer experience initiatives are a continuous focus. We re-engineered our revenue management process and ancillary sales pricing strategy to ensure a competitive place in the market. Our customer service and reservation process were transitioned to a word class call center, and we launched a company-wide customer service and feedback program geared at never disappointing a customer.

At AEZ, we have three simple goals, with many ways in which to deliver them. Our AEZ Promise:

We should never disappoint a customer. We greet and treat every customer as we expect our friends and family to be treated

We should never disappoint an associate. We show each other the respect and regard we expect for ourselves.

We should always protect our assets. We maintain our vehicles and our spaces like our own.

Position Summary

Responsible for initial customer contact, providing best-in-class customer service, and selling incremental products and options to customers at the rental desk. Additionally, they hold responsibility for processing rentals, resolving overdue rentals, responding to customer questions and complaints, and communicating with shuttle drivers for pick-ups.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a brand ambassador, ensures walk-up and reservation driven customers have a best-in-class car rental experience at the rental desk

Greets customers, completing the necessary rental and location information, while disclosing rates, terms and conditions of rental, obtaining customer initials and signatures on contract

Sells customers incremental sales products (e.g. coverage, toll passes, pre-paid fuel, etc.), explaining the value and cost, enabling the customer to make an informed decision

Maintains and updates rental agreement files, inclusive of contacting and notifying customers of overdue rental vehicles, inquiring on the expected date of return and processing extensions accordingly

Meets sales goals set for each location by selling vehicle upgrades and incremental sales products, tailored to the needs of each customer

Liaises with kiosk and fleet parking lot staff to identify vehicle availability to inform customers of vehicle options

Provide general assistance in person or over the phone to customers regarding where to pick up their vehicle, shuttle locations and processes (where applicable), as well as overall directions to their destination if and when required

Periodically may be required to move vehicles, or assist in other operational functions (e.g. supporting Kiosk operations)

Other duties as required

Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED required

Minimum 1 year customer service or sales experience

Experience meeting sales quotas or working in highly commissioned positions preferred

Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills required

Ability to follow incentivized sales program

Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills in English

Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task

Must have the ability to manage stressful or unusual situations in order to maintain good customer service

Must have basic computer navigation skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications

Must be willing to wear company uniforms

Must be at least 21 years old

Must have a valid driver's license

Must have the flexibility to work day and/or evening hours, as well as weekends/holidays as needed

Must be authorized to work in the United States

Ability to communicate in other languages is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit or stand longs periods to time

Ability to stoop down to get into cars

Benefits:

Our benefits package goes the distance with 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacations, Life & Disability Insurance and more. Immediate family members are also eligible. When you join our family, we ll help you take care of yours.

Additional Benefits: Through Insperity, our benefits and payroll provider, we offer employee discounts on products and services and wellness-related programs to ensure that we are our healthy selves. Most of the services offered are free of charge and open to all employees and their family members. Some of the programs and services we provide include:

Perks at Work offering employee discounts on entertainment, travel and products/service and reward points on purchases!

Employee Assistance Programs, including phone and face-to-face counseling on illness, marriage and family concerns, stress management, and more!

Online health and wellness tools including, online assessment and screeners, self-help programs & health calculators

Trusted, on-line health information available 24/7

Advantage is an EOE M/F/V/D Drug-Free Workplace. Advantage is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

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The information listed above is intended to describe the general nature and level of this position. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. Your response to this advertisement may result in your consideration for employment with an affiliated company of Advantage Rent a Car, LLC and its subsidiaries.