The Hertz Corporation Sr Dir Sourcing Programs - Direct Materials & Operations in Estero, Florida

General Responsibilities

Design and execute sourcing strategies for the Hertz DMO category of approximately $700m annual spend. Working collaboratively with business stakeholders & hundreds of Hertz operating locations develop and execute sourcing strategies that deliver continuous cost, performance and process improvement staying current with market trends and best practice.

  • Design and implement sourcing strategies for Hertz North America DMO category including: motor fuel, security guards, temporary labor (transporters), towing, tires, parts, uniforms, windshields, chemicals, cleaning, utilities, facilities and general consumables

  • Leverage strong analytical skills to design and execute TCO sourcing projects including strategy development, benchmarking, supplier negotiation, SOW and SLA development, award recommendation, business case presentation, risk management assessment and contract negotiation

  • Identify and resolve strategic supplier issues impacting business. Heavy emphasis on problem solving, relating to supply fulfillment

  • Introduce systems and processes that will improve the sourcing process particularly in complex categories where sourcing solutions must comprehend total cost of ownership

  • Develop effective communication program with Hertz operating locations keeping them informed of national programs ensuring maximum compliance

  • Work in partnership with field procurement leads leveraging best practice and support regional sourcing activities

  • Partner with procurement operations supporting the implementation of Oracle ERP and new P2P processes with the supply base. Focus on reducing the level of P card spend improving compliance and control on field purchases

  • Perform total cost of ownership evaluations. Stay current with competitive environment, monitoring and assessing changes that could impact category including, but not limited to supplier M&A activity, legislative change, and technology change.

  • Manage a professional staff with specific focus on recruitment, mentoring and developing talent

  • Collaborate where appropriate with Hertz sourcing teams in Europe to drive consistency and share best practice within Hertz.

Mandatory Requirements

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, MBA preferred

  • Professional Qualifications CPSM, CIPS, 6Sigma

Professional Experience:

  • 5-10 years + experience in sourcing with operations sourcing, including experience in project management and contracting. Proven experience in designing & executing sourcing strategies that consistently deliver measurable bottom line cost savings

  • Proven track record in problem solving, challenging the status quo of solutions by designing unique / innovative solutions to address challenging and mature spend categories, either related to limited market options or limited forecasting capability on spend

  • Sourcing experience with a Fortune 500 company, a leading consultancy, or large service industry company

  • Exposure and experience with Oracle ERP and Oracle contracting modules. Good understanding of operational P2P processes

  • Experience working in a less developed system environment where sourcing solutions require high level of data gathering from suppliers and internal stakeholders

  • Experience in leading supplier contract negotiations during company acquisition or divestitures activities an advantage

  • Expert negotiator, solid knowledge of contract language and legislative requirements. Experienced in operating at C Suite and executive level

  • People management experience including track record in recruitment, mentoring and developing talent


  • Knowledge of sourcing related to vehicle maintenance, US labor law


  • Excellent interpersonal & influencing skills, ability to interact with all levels of the organization

  • Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal

  • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal clients

  • Team player with initiative and a positive attitude

  • Results orientated, excellent analytical, process and problem-solving skills

  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint


  • Effective Communication

  • Drive Collaboration

  • Builds Talent

  • Demonstrates Initiative

  • Process Excellence

  • Passion for Customer Service & Stakeholder Success

  • Leading Courageously

  • Agility and Adaptability

  • Personal Accountability

  • Trust and Integrity

  • Drives Execution

  • Thought Leadership

  • Use Insightful judgment

  • Display Global Perspective


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 154048

# Positions 1

Category Supply Chain

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time