Women in Retail: Leslie Calicutt of Vic Bailey Automotive


Vehicle Remarketing is recognizing the 2022 Girls in Retail honorees in the present concern of the magazine and at Used Motor vehicle 7 days this drop in San Diego. 

With these awards, we specifically understand major leaders on the retail aspect of the auto field, which include honorees from dealerships, vendor teams and third-celebration companies/vendors

About the future couple of weeks, AR will be submitting Q&As with each of the honorees on this web page.

Up coming up is Leslie Calicutt, who is marketing and advertising director of Vic Bailey Automotive.

Automobile Remarketing: What do you delight in most about working in retail automotive, and what would you transform?

Leslie Calicutt: Retail automotive keeps me on my toes! Every single working day is diverse which indicates my career hardly ever receives dull!

The automotive world is constantly switching which helps make it thrilling. I get the additional bonus of working with my household. I have listened to a large amount of individuals say they would never ever be equipped to work with their family members, but luckily for us my household can make an amazing team. We obstacle every single other as properly as really encourage every other on a everyday basis. I wish I experienced the power to adjust the inventory issue! Purchaser curiosity is high, we just require additional motor vehicles on the ton.

Our vacant plenty search so sad! Nevertheless, we do have lots of clients reserving vehicles in transit to the dealership as properly as placing tailor made orders.

AR: What is the major development you are seeing in retail automotive this year?

Calicutt: I am seeing suppliers transform their target to electric motor vehicles. It will be intriguing to watch the number of electrical motor vehicle profits yr to year and see if any of the other manufacturers leap ahead of Tesla. It is a tricky time to shift in the direction of electric powered without having obtaining the styles on the whole lot for shoppers to take a look at travel.

AR: What piece of vocation assistance would you give your young self?

Calicutt: Network! It is so critical to speak to people today. Other people will inspire you, assistance you, and connect you. You will be so much far more productive if you function with other folks. Discover a mentor to master from.

AR: What has been the leading key to your good results in retail automotive?

Calicutt: I continue to keep exhibiting up. Not all days are pleasurable. Perform is work. You have to be capable to brush off some negativity below and there, and just retain likely.


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