Car-Mart offers a Future Managers’ training program that provides a roadmap for associate advancement. Our aim is to educate and inspire our associates to be leaders of the business. Through the program, our associates learn every facet of operating a Car-Mart store from vehicle inventory to profit and loss. They, also, acquire management techniques and leadership skills. Upon completion of this 90-day immersion in our business, our associates are then empowered to effectively run their own store.
In 2019, we trained over 100 associates in our Future Managers’ Training.See Open Positions
90-days of workshops, seminars and hands-on applications
Dealership Development Manager
Dealership Development Manager
Springfield South, Missouri
Chief Operations Officer
"From the Future Managers’ training, I gained first-hand experience about the overall Car-Mart business. Gaining the knowledge is key. And, knowledge is power. It’s gratifying to be a part of an ever-evolving system of management training. That’s pretty special to me."
"The Future Managers’ training program was exciting because the company is investing in my development, both through the program and at the store level. The company is investing in my success. It’s really gratifying to be a part of something special and to be a part of such a great team. The company wants me to be successful."
"The Future Managers’ training exposes you to every facet of the business. It’s good for anyone with any experience level. There’s so much to learn about this business. Since I joined Car-Mart almost five years ago, I’ve known how to do many jobs, but I wasn’t in a position to grow as a leader. The training helped to hone my leadership skillset and pushed me a little further on how to transition from a regular level associate to a manager. The training fine-tuned my expectations as a leader within the company."
"When I started [the Future Managers’ training], I wanted to know what separates one future manager from another. Why one excels faster and is promoted before others? I needed to know what would give me the competitive edge. We all were learning the same book and our day-to-day duties were set up the same. Some of us were better salespeople, others were better collectors. I knew that I had no knowledge of the used car industry and that my attitude would be the only way I could separate myself and be noticed."
"After the training, I feel I am a stronger person. I believe in myself more. The training changed me and helped me see a better me. I also believe in Car-Mart, and I know I work for a company that will back me. The company is serious about its core values, and that means a lot to me."
"The thing that was most impressive to me was Car-Mart’s mission, vision and values. They’re on the walls, but the Car-Mart leaders really believe them and strive to live them out each and every day. Also, in this industry, I learned that Car-Mart is interested in delivering quality cars and great service. It’s really refreshing to me that we are treated with respect and given the support we need. That’s rare these days."
"The Future Managers’ training program was important to me because I’m all about education. Training helps the growth of the people and if the people are growing, the company is growing. It’s an amazing opportunity. Someone saw the potential in me and someone gave me the opportunity. Just give me the opportunity and I’ll prove myself. Many other places don’t give you this kind of opportunity. If Car-Mart sees potential, they’ll give you the opportunity and help you grow."
Our associates answered some questions about their experience.
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How do you think this training makes you better? Makes Car-Mart better?
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