The Hertz Corporation Vice President Fleet Management in Uxbridge, United Kingdom
The VP, Fleet Management will lead, guide and direct the fleet vehicle management, maintenance, and disposition policies and processes, with specific focus on remarketing and sales of fleet vehicles, and is responsible for fully understanding all relevant KPIs critical for achieving sales goals.
This will include Operational planning andresponsibility for coordinating and providing overall strategic leadership to the Fleet Management Program ensuring adherence to safety, environmental, vehicle and workplace regulations.
Develop an acquisition and remarketing strategy by identifying the best channels with the highest ROS and negotiating agreements with the respective OEMs
Order vehicles with the OEM and provide model and trim level recommendations to the business and operations team, based on current and future market values including mix and multi-brand strategies
Ensure all receiving, reconditioning, inspection, sales and release activities related to the vehicle inventory portfolio are completed properly and in a timely manner.
Assess and identify necessary areas for improvement of vehicle management and maintenance procedures
Partner with country field operations leadership to manage all aspects of the in-fleeting, on-going maintenance, repair and de-fleeting activities
Maintain relations with other companies, including remarketers, auction companies, and any others that can help the company achieve remarketing goals
Serve as the subject matter expert on trade intake operations including participating in calculating accurate vehicle values, offers and offer adjustments as well as establishing and supporting the vehicle trade and validation procedures conducted by country operations
Manage and ensure that reported inventory levels, and sales results are accurate and properly recorded.
Oversees the scheduling and transport of all inbound and outbound inventory and ensure vehicles are transported in a timely and accurate manner.
Guide and direct all reconditioning and repair activities required in order to ensure vehicles are ready for sale.
Assist in processing auction arbitration requests within documented time frames specific to auction venues.
Work cooperatively with all in-house and external partners to ensure the effectiveness of fleet inventory management, maintenance and disposition activities.
Understand and contribute to RAC operating procedures, including expert use of the required systems and technologies, with respect to fleet disposition and maintenance operations.
Provide direction, leadership and management oversight of fleet acquisition, disposition and remarketing employees.
Other responsibilities as assigned or as necessary to achieve goals and expected outcomes of the position
Develops and implements fleet acquisition strategies, maintenance and repair programs to meet the company’s operating needs and assure smooth and cost-efficient operations to drive business results
Identifies opportunities to reduce cost, maximize efficiency and increase productivity.
Monitors fleet utilization metrics against established goals and works with Country General Managers to improve style mix and quantities as needed to meet multi-brand demand
Monitors, oversees and provides direction to the Country fleet managers to achieve key strategic growth initiatives
Oversees fleet payments and vendor invoices to ensure accuracy and follow up as needed
Contributes input to financial model to improve forecast accuracy and directions of the company’s business, as well as fleet reinvestment and asset retirement
Works closely with Country Managers to ensure records are sustained for maintenance, inspections, warranties, licenses and registrations
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES:
Operating plan targets – Sales revenue, Gross Margin, Profit Margin, EBITDA
Fleet management – fleet maintenance and repair costs
Reports to the President, Europe
Frequent and on-going interface with RAC Country leadership team and members of their teams
Frequent and on-going interface with finance, revenue management and marketing teams
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years experience in automotive remarketing and/or automotive wholesale
At least 5-7 years of progressive leadership experience in automotive sales, remarketing, and/or automotive wholesale
Recent car rental industry experience, with focused experience in fleet acquisition and remarketing, a plus
Fleet management/logistics/disposition experience, a plus
Prior supervisory and team building experience, preferred
Strong attention to detail
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
General business, and car rental or automotive industry acumen
Teamwork/Team Collaboration orientation
Mobile, ability to travel frequently and effectively work virtually
Driving – must have a valid driver’s license
The Hertz Corporation has an exciting portfolio of car rental brands – including Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly - as well as the fleet management company Donlen. We are one of the largest worldwide airport vehicle rental companies and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world.
We want our employees to feel inspired and empowered. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to building an atmosphere where people feel proud of where they work, what they do and how they contribute. Every employee has the chance to spearhead ground-breaking work in a fully collaborative environment, providing them a stimulating and enriching career experience.
Our mission is to be the preferred rental car company and you have the opportunity to help steer this mission. Get in touch today and APPLY NOW
Job ID 179042
# Positions 1
Category Fleet Operations
Position Type Permanent Full-time