The Hertz Corporation Project Manager, Global Continuous Improvement in Estero, Florida

General Responsibilities

Job Purpose

Serve as an internal consulting leader to improve Hertz’ fleet and revenue performance. Structure and lead projects in the areas of joint fleet/revenue optimization, asset utilization, fleet acquisition & remarketing. Work collaboratively with business leaders and lead small teams of 1-2 consultants/analysts plus functional SMEs.

Major Accountabiliites

  1. Generate a minimum of $5 million in profitability impact per calendar year

  2. Structure and execute projects to improve profitability and customer service; areas of focus include revenue forecasting, pricing, fleet management/acquisition/remarketing, car class mix & assignment, asset utilization, and performance management.

  3. Structure projects – including value levers and potential, cross-functional participation & requirements, activities and timeline, costs and risks

  4. Closely collaborate with senior division and functional leaders at the Director, VP, and SVP levels to generate project sponsorship, participation, and buy-in

  5. Lead a full-time consulting team of 1-2 people plus functional team members to execute consulting projects, including

  • Structure ambiguous problems using tools such as issue trees, storylines, storyboards and other tools

  • Identify key issues, determine right analyses to conduct, oversee and pressure-test quantitative analytics

  • Plan and conduct large and small group workshops as needed

  • Identify and leverage external and internal industry/functional experts

  • Syndicate findings with divisional leaders and SVP of Fleet, Procurement, and PMO, and adjust approach as needed

  • Develop synthesized presentations, summarized to the appropriate level (CEO, EVPs, SVPs, project leadership)

  1. Develop and coach analysts/consultants to build consulting toolkit across problem solving skills, internal client relationships, and presentation skills.

  2. Role model inspirational leadership

  3. Build Fleet & Revenue CI group’s credibility with functional/divisional stakeholders and senior management; generate ongoing pull for assistance and value-add

Job dimensions

A person in this position must interact effectively throughout the global organization to gain the authority to achieve his/her financial objectives. This position requires a high level of autonomy while retaining the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Mandatory Requirements

Educational Background:

Bachelor’s Degree minimum (MBA Preferred)

Professional Experience:

  • Consulting background preferred

  • Deep understanding of analytics and process excellence

  • Background in revenue management/pricing and/or asset management preferred

  • Black Belt or Green Belt certification a plus.

Knowledge:

- Best practice process development

  • Functional expertise (e.g., revenue)

  • Lean/six sigma experience

Skills:

- Ability to influence others without formal authority

  • Project management

  • Change management

  • Business case management

  • Requirements management

  • Planning and control

  • Time management

  • Organization skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Excellent written skills

  • Excellent MS Excel skills (tested)

Competencies:

- Ability to work comfortably across functional and geographical boundaries

  • Matrix management capability

  • Contingency planner

  • Execution and discipline

  • Business Acumen, commercial awareness

  • Ability to coach and provide feedback to team members

  • Edge – courage to make tough yes/no decisions

  • Excellent team builder. Ability to identify and overcome obstacles that inhibit team effectiveness

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Continuous improvement

  • Communication

  • Energy

  • Ability to energize others

Additional Notes:

  • Must have a customer service orientation

  • Self-starter with gravitas to work across all levels and motivate variety of teams, without actual reporting structure

  • Strong on integrity, flexibility, creativity, innovation and passion

  • Results orientated

  • Travel is 60% to 75%

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Preferred Requirements

Hertz is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.

EEO/AA: Females/Minorities/Disabled/Vets

Job ID 149712

# Positions 1

Category Project/Process Management

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time