Avis Budget Group Senior Director, Global Strategy in Parsippany, New Jersey
Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of mobility solutions. We are a Fortune 500 Global Leader in the travel services industry operating 4 industry leading brands: Avis; Budget; Zipcar and Payless. Firmly established as a leader in the vehicle rental industry, our history of focusing on customers, our people, growth, innovation and efficiency drives impressive bottom line success and has delivered strong year on year results.
The ideal candidate is future-oriented, a creative problem solver, who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. As a Global Strategy Director, you will have the unique opportunity to be involved in strategic planning, leading strategic projects and analyses across corporate, commercial and licensee strategies, driving business insights (internal and external), and working on key deliverables for the Senior Leadership Team. This is a diverse, demanding role perfect for a self-starter, experienced strategist looking for a new and exciting challenge, perhaps as the first post-consulting role.
Crystallize key insights from internal and external research as well as from internal teams, share deep market insights about relevant industry trends in major countries/markets and implications for ABG.
Shape insights into new strategic opportunities for ABG. Develop alternatives and recommendations to support decision making at the Senior Leadership Team level.
Collaborate with Americas and International leadership teams and functional leads to shape and influence the growth strategies and build relationships across ABG to gain their support for strategic priorities for key markets.
Prioritize initiatives and opportunities across countries and key markets to assess key investments.
Formulate the approach to capitalize on strategic opportunities and partner with local leadership teams and functional leads on strategic projects.
Support SVP of Strategy in shaping the agenda for Senior Leadership Team meetings.
Drive key insights and support material development for Board review to support business strategy and transformation (including key drivers for our priority markets, market segment performances evaluation of opportunities and risks).
Together with the Finance team develop the long term plan for the business underpinned by the corporate strategy.
7-10 years’ experience at a top tier strategy consulting firm or 10+ years of experience in strategic planning roles.
Experience driving growth leveraging digital channels and business models is a plus
Some global experience / understanding is desirable
Some experience of the implementation of strategy work within a business is preferable.
Proven track record of leadership and achieving outstanding results.
Demonstrates high degree of ownership and accountability.
Outstanding analytical problem solver with strategic and structured thinking.
Ability to influence and work effectively with key cross-functional stakeholders and senior leadership team across the organization.
Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills.
Strong communication, interpersonal, teamwork and organizational skills.
Ability to synthesize and effectively communicate insights for executive team.
Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to handle multiple projects with competing priorities.
Intensely curious and ability to question conventional wisdom to deepen understanding and elevate decision-making.
Very high attention to detail.
Excellent change management and collaboration skills.
Travel Requirement: Moderate travel is required.
A valid driver's license is required for all positions. Drug screening is a part of our hiring process.
Avis Budget is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled
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