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The Hertz Corporation Senior Data Strategist in Bannockburn, Illinois

General Responsibilities

The Strategic Consulting Services (SCS) team is focused on examining Donlen’s client’s historical, behavioral, and fiscal trends that impact major fleet lifecycle costs. The Client Consultants help our clients reduce operational costs and environmental impacts by identifying potential areas for improvement and recommending solutions to achieve operational efficiency. Some of the areas where we can provide guidance for our customers include selection of vehicles, setting appropriate cycling parameters, improving vehicle operations management, and increasing driver productivity.

In addition, SCS assist our customers through engaging external client fleet decision-makers in policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation to meet fleet management needs. They are also responsible for defining, developing, and implementing new analytical tools and products for internal and external customers to assist them in identifying cost and time savings business strategies.

The Senior Data Strategist will utilize data analytic methodologies in order to evaluate asset financing strategies including lease versus buy, lease versus ownership, lease (TRAC versus fixed term), alternative-fuel vehicle financing, depreciation analysis, cash flow management, and replacement fund right-sizing. Methodologies will also be used to identify and quantify cost savings opportunities through the fleet vehicle lifecycle.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Contribute to the development of long term fleet strategy (namely reduce spend, improve compliance and drive safety) by utilizing client data analysis, new products and services, technology advancements, competitor intelligence and industry trends.

  • In collaboration with key internal Donlen partners and external client partners, shape the strategic direction of a fleet by defining and tracking actionable initiatives that maximize savings, compliance and safety and achieve other defined goals.

  • To achieve the above, by providing high quality research and analysis using appropriate business and modeling tools supported by effective high-level communication skills.

  • As needed, support the sales team in demonstrating Donlen's analytical and consulting capabilities to prospects

  • As needed, mentor and train other consulting staff in their area of expertise.

Donlen, a Hertz company, is the fleet industry’s most customer-centric and technically-integrated provider of financing and fleet management solutions. Donlen develops innovative fleet management technology solutions and offers a proactive, hands-on approach to customer service. For more than 50 years, Donlen has empowered its customers to focus on their core business and drive continuous improvement in their fleet’s operational and financial performance. Headquartered in Bannockburn, Illinois, Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings. For more information about Donlen’s best-in-class fleet management solutions, visit

Mandatory Requirements

  • Five-to-seven years’ of progressive responsibility in roles with substantial and proven experience of business strategy development using data analysis.

  • Strong critical thinking abilities developed in technical problem solving and analytical role(s).

  • Strong communication, data visualization and presentation skills to deliver findings of analysis and to explain complex statistical concepts to a non-technical audience.

  • Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Statistics degree ideal

  • Advanced degree in math, statistics or other quantitative discipline preferred

  • Fleet management experience a strong plus

  • Ability to work remotely as needed and through current pandemic times

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

  • Substantial experience of data analysis, having a good knowledge of relevant reporting and analytical tools (e.g. data visualization and visual data exploration tools, like Tableau etc.) and methodologies.

  • Sound computer aptitude, particularly with spreadsheet packages and presentation packages.

  • Data literacy, including a data storytelling ability

EEO Statement

Donlen is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.

Donlen is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Donlen is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Location US-IL-Bannockburn

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (9/22/2020 7:58 PM)

Job ID 193665

# Positions 1

Division Donlen

Position Type Regular Full Time