Avis Budget Group Senior Manager Innovation Programs in Parsippany, New Jersey

Job Summary

At Avis Budget Group we don’t just rent cars. We’re changing the way people move. Across our world-famous brands – Avis, Budget, Zipcar and Payless – we’re leading the way for the global mobility industry. We’re continually harnessing the latest technology to develop integrated products and services that will offer entirely new travel possibilities with more convenience and flexibility than ever before. We manage one of the world’s largest global vehicle fleets.

The Sr. Manager of Innovation – Fleet Ventures will be responsible for supporting the creation of new products, services, and platforms that will help ABG reimagine the future of vehicle fleets and how they are managed and monetized. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about creating new businesses, proving hypothesizes and taking innovative concepts from ideation to scale.

In this role you will manage a portfolio of innovation initiatives across ABG and Zipcar, globally. As a key member of the innovation team you will also help to conceive and prioritize the roadmap of global Innovation programs. Finally, you will support the innovation leadership and ABG corporate development in evaluating strategic partnerships, investment opportunities and other commercial relationships.

Essential duties and responsibilities, shown below, will vary accordingly based on assignment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be a beacon of customer-centric, agile, fact-based and collaborative thinking in the organization

  • Manages specific global Innovation programs, projects and initiatives as directed by the VP Fleet Ventures and the Chief Innovation Officer.

  • Conduct selected strategic reviews across markets, products or customer segments to identify and execute key growth opportunities

  • Build new business models from the ground up

  • Manage the product and services requirements of Innovation-led concepts and new product development

  • Bring concepts successfully through our rapid testing process

  • Work with current and new, internal and external, technology, product, business and market partners on joint Innovation integrations and initiatives.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement in our processes and ways of working

    Qualifications (may vary by level)

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Academic and/or progressive experience in Computer Science, Product Management, Data Science, User Design/Experience or a related discipline, but desire to keep learning is most important.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset a must

  • Desire to lead and work as part of an agile team for hardware, software or services, and the maturity to deal with doing so as part of a waterfall organization

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert knowledge product management and product marketing best practices and current tools and processes

  • Experience with launching products. B2B experience preferred

  • Demonstrated strong cross-disciplinary collaboration and team-building/team-leading skills

  • Experience with and knowledge of Lean Canvas and/or similar methodologies and tools

  • Expertise in working with/directing high-performing software engineering and development teams as either a product owner/manager or project/program lead

  • Must be proficient in productivity and collaboration tools and platforms for distributed/global teams

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization and all disciplines (technical and non-technical, field and HQ, operational and staff)

Travel Requirements

Travel to multiple ABG and Zipcar locations in North America is required. There will also be global travel required, likely several times a year.

Drug screening is a part of our hiring process.

Avis Budget is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled

The information listed in this advertisement describes the general nature and level of this position only. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. Your response to this ad may result in your being considered for employment with an affiliated company of Avis Budget Group, the publicly traded parent company of Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC and its subsidiaries. This advertisement does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.