• Project Manager Global Continuous Improvement

    Location US-FL-Estero
    Job ID
    156773
    # Positions
    2
    Category
    Project / Process Management
    Division
    WHQ - Estero - Only
    Position Type
    Regular Full Time
  • 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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