The Hertz Corporation Fleet Planning Manager (m/w) in Eschborn, Germany

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Über Hertz

Hertz started as a 12 car operation in Chicago in 1918, and has since grown into one of the world’s leading car rental companies with approximately 9700 corporate and franchise locations throughout 140 countries. The secret of our success is no secret, really - it lies in providing rewarding career paths, fostering personal achievement and celebrating our collective success. Being a world leader takes talent, a clear vision of the road ahead, a driving passion for excellence, but most of all, great people.

Across Germany we employ over 1,000 people in about 300 locations. Our German Head Quarter is currently looking for a

Fleet Planning Manager Germany (m/f) in Frankfurt/Eschborn

What is this role all about?

Key objective is to provide optimum fleet plans (BP, CE and month-end) for the country, from a cost and rotation plan standpoints.

The Fleet Planning Manager Germany will oversee detailed Portfolio cost/contribution analysis on both an actual and forecast basis. In addition, this person will develop detailed strategic fleet acquisition, rotation, and remarketing recommendations based on analytics, including alternative scenarios.

He/She will be working very closely with the Country fleet director and will receive direct guidance from the Senior Director Fleet Planning & Analytics Europe. The role will be located in the German Headquarter, Frankfurt-Eschborn, and will be reporting to Senior Director Fleet Planning & Analytics Europe.

Your specific responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • To ensure the fleet planning process is carried out engaging all related stakeholders (S&OP, Operations, pricing etc…) and incorporated into the business plan

  • To drive and coordinate country fleet plans throughout the different business reporting cycles

  • To align with the standard planning methodologies defined at Europe Level

  • To produce costs and financial analysis and ensure integrity of data used to forecast holding cost and contribution at the model level

  • To develop and overview the financial analysis related to fleet planning and develop sensitivity analysis to understand the related impact boundaries

  • To monitor plan execution against fleet planning

  • To support CMS acquisition implementation for Vans Fleet Rotation

Portfolio planning development and oversight:

  • To supervise and direct the development of the strategic Portfolio plan (adds/deletes/operating fleet) including all sources of vehicles, in conjunction with Fleet procurement, Remarketing, and Pricing, based on analytics.

  • To oversee analysis and ensure integrity of data across fleet systems (OPE, Ariba, CMS/HFS, Vision/Oracle…), including:

  • Forecasted Residual Values

  • Fleet Operating Costs

  • Operational Constraints

  • Program Terms and Conditions

  • Capitalized Costs

  • Trim/options

  • Evaluate alternative fleet flexibility scenarios

  • To support cross-border deals initiated at Europe level

  • To ensure strategic plan incorporates net gain loss forecast

  • To monitor execution against Portfolio Plan.

  • To assess economic and P/L implications of fleet actions

Stakeholder alignment of portfolio planning:

  • To ensure strategic portfolio plan is incorporated into business planning processes and communicated throughout the Organization.

  • To ensure scenarios, analyses, and recommendations for the Portfolio are generated and communicated within the Organization.


  • To report on a monthly basis Fleet KPIs to country GMs, fleet director, Fleet COE and selected executives from Procurement, Remarketing, and Pricing about fleet portfolio planning and related financial implications

What do we need from you?

The candidate should be graduated from a business school and/or engineering school/university. Education could also be economics, supply chain, MBA or advanced degree preferred.

No nationality preference but with full command in English, they should have at least 5 years experience in analytics in project management, fleet management, finance or logistics. Experience from the automotive sector would be appreciated.

The candidate should demonstrate the following skills:

  • Work standards: he should be able to set high goals, objectives and standards for self and others.

  • Analytical skills: should be able to make thorough analysis of alternative solutions to a problem. At ease with numbers and financials he should be able to talk equally to finance, commercial, operation and legal key partners.

  • Impact & Leadership: Should have a strong impact and leadership skills by using appropriate methods and style to get suppliers and team to accept his views, his plans or strategies. He should inspire, give favorable impressions and show self confidence.

  • Energy and tolerance for stress: display a high level of useful activity at work while showing stability in stressful situations or when under pressure or being opposed.

  • Integrity: should apply strong ethical behaviors and respect social, company an organization norms and rules inside and outside the company.

  • Planning & Organization: Establishes standards and takes action to monitor progress, involves effectively team and peers towards committed goals in agreed timeframe. Experience in project management will be a plus.

  • IT Skills: Required advanced user level on Microsoft Office tools: Excel, Power Point, Word, Access. Ideally the candidate would be familiar with commercial or in-house fleet management systems.


  • Strategic Thinking

  • Drive Collaboration – specifically build relationships with the field

  • Operational Excellence

  • Drives Execution

  • Personal Accountability

  • Transparent Communication and Organizational Awareness

  • Principled Leadership

  • Use insightful judgment

  • Passion for Customer Service and Stakeholder Success

Personality traits

  • Agility and Adaptability

  • Demonstrates initiative

  • Innovative and creative

  • Detail oriented

At Hertz you will be encouraged to use your imagination and initiative to drive growth, efficiency and high quality performance to produce outstanding results. In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with excellent career opportunities, training & development, a competitive Incentive package, staff discount programme and many more.

If you believe you have the skills and experience required to succeed within this challenging role in an established organisation please APPLY NOW

Stellen-ID 134770

Anzahl der Stellen 1

Standort DE-Eschborn

Berufsfeld Fleet Operations

Aufteilung RAC