• 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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    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

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