Avis Budget Group District Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Avis Budget Group is an action-packed, high energy workplace where things move forward every day. We are a global leader in the travel services industry operating two of the most recognized brands in the vehicle rental business. We are customer-led, service-driven, and offer a friendly and collaborative work environment.
As a District Manager, you will lead, manage, and develops an assigned airport territory, including local market locations and agencies, within a region (“District”) to operational success and financial profitability.
The District Manager develops and executes short-term strategies, solutions and improvements; and is responsible for all operational activities undertaken within the district. The District Manager also performs duties and provides service in accordance to established operation procedures and company policies. The position will be responsible for but not be limited to: organizing and directing all activities relating to the rental and servicing of Avis, Budget, and Payless vehicles in a high volume airport environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develops, implements and communicates city operating plans that maximize revenue and grow market share, within plan objectives and company guidelines. Monitors performance against plan and establishes or revises plans, procedures and standards, as appropriate, to maximize profits.
Sets monthly goals for each location’s key operating performance measurements to include revenue per unit, revenue, transactions and incremental sales.
Forecasts, budgets and manages the key financial drivers of a city to include revenue, transactions, market segment mix, utilization, fleet mix, wage expense, daily dollar average, revenue per unit, incremental revenue penetration and fleet size.
Directs and controls the activities performed by the fleet distribution function in reviewing and evaluating the availability of fleet vehicles at various locations
Oversees the activities performed by the fleet function in directing and controlling the maintenance, repair and/or reconditioning of fleet vehicles.
Evaluates the physical inventories to establish and maintain the proper mix and age of lot vehicles.
Works with the Corporate Sales and Marketing functions to develop sales policy, long-range sales objectives and local marketing plans.
Reviews and evaluates capital projects, analyzes DOR reports
Directs the payment of bills and processing of personnel records.
Builds and Maintains professional relationships with local business organizations and governmental agencies in an ongoing effort to protect the company’s interests, and to discuss and resolve commonly faced problems.
Ensures all Quality Assurance standards are maintained
Hires, supervises, trains, develops, motivates and evaluates the performance of manager and employee staff. Implements HR department policies in the area of discipline, discharge, motivation and performance in a consistent and fair manner, referring to the appropriate HR manuals to ensure adherence. Establishes, communicates, monitors and updates objectives for staff consistent with the Company goals and objectives.
Must have experience within the car rental industry
Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field (or equivalent in education, experience or training).
Three or more years operations and sales experience, with at least one year at the supervisory level, preferably in a vehicle rental or related industry. (Years of experience will increase according based on district assignment)
General business knowledge to successfully lead and direct multiple markets/locations.
Excellent management skills. Must be able to provide direction and support to a large number staff across multiple locations.
Strong organizational and analytical skills to track all appropriate operational measures and analyze and forecast operational performance results.
Very strong communication (both written and oral) and presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills. Ability to interact with both internal and external customers at all levels. Ability to manage and motivate staff in a team environment.
Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive Base Salary and Bonus Potential
Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401K
Use of a Company Vehicle: Including Gas and Insurance
Career Advancement Opportunities and Training to get you there
Paid Vacations, Car Rental Discounts, and much more!
Avis Budget Group is an EEO Employer Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled
The information listed above is intended to describe the general nature and level of this position. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. Your response to this advertisement may result in your consideration for employment with an affiliated company of Avis Budget Group, the publicly traded parent company of Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC and its subsidiaries. Offers of employment will be made by Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC or any of its employing companies or brands, including Avis, Budget, Budget Truck or AB Car Rental Services.