The Hertz Corporation Project Manager – Black Belt in Uxbridge, United Kingdom

General Responsibilities

Hertz started as a 12 car operation in Chicago in 1918, and has since grown into one of the world’s leading car rental companies with over 9000 corporate and franchise locations throughout approximately 140 countries. The secret of our success is no secret, really - it lies in providing rewarding career paths, fostering personal achievement and celebrating our collective success. Being a world leader takes talent, a clear vision of the road ahead, a driving passion for excellence, but most of all, great people.

Our International Head Quarters based in Uxbridge employs approximately 350 people with over 23 different nationalities and we’re currently looking for a Project Manager – Black Belt, reporting to Project management team.

Job purpose

This is a real opportunity to make a difference within a global organisation with a strong set of brands in the Mobility and Car Hire industry.

The role of Project Manager Black Belt is to support the Programme Management Office Team including: tracking status of programme deliverables and milestones; supporting the adoption of the project lifecycle and deliverables; programme level risk and issue coordination; monitoring the status of projects transitioning into normal service; coordination of the regular project and programme level reporting cycles; co-ordination of project Governance arrangements, Post Project Reviews, Programme level workshops.

Additional responsibilities include the support to the COE (Centre of Excellence) business plans by actively managing projects across European sites, and ensuring the successful completion of the strategic initiatives.

The Project Manager Black Belt will also be tasked to identify improvement opportunities and share best practices across the different functions, as well as acting as a change agent. The ideal candidate will appreciate developing, influencing and engaging people at all organizational levels, as well as identifying potential improvements and developing supporting lean tools.

The role requires motivated, resourceful and resilient individuals with a proven background in leading large improvement projects resulting in tangible financial savings. This person will enjoy high exposure to the Senior Management, working on stimulating projects and developing skills in all areas of the business.

Key-result areas

  • Work with the PMO team to define the year programme and develop the Project Charters and the Project Standards guide. Support the Project Scoping and Business Case development of the projects included in the PMO portfolio. (PROGRAMME DEFINITION)

  • Responsible to oversee the strategic PMO programme, ensuring projects attain planned performance and objectives, assisting Project Managers co-ordinating activities in support of project objectives and development of best practices and countermeasures (PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT)

  • Prepare consolidated material from project reports for monthly review. In charge of defining, updating and distributing the Project Documentation, including project management processes, standards, governance, reports and benefits tracking. (MONITORING & REPORTING)

  • Document and assess project status, risks and opportunities, escalating accordingly to senior management levels (RISK ANALYSIS & RISK MANAGEMENT)

  • Implement project standards and tools across all projects in the portfolio, and continue to evolve the processes and templates throughout the project lifecycle (STANDARDS & TOOLS DEVELOPMENT)

  • Organise workshops to identify areas of improvement for projects, documenting recommendations and presenting them to the Functional Directors (CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT)

  • Lead and support project teams on small to medium sized projects, or assist Project Managers on streams of other large projects (PROJECT MANAGEMENT)

  • Provide analytical support to projects identifying trends and performance key drivers, categorize project performance, prioritize additional support, and share best practices (DATA ANALYSIS)

  • Offer internal consulting services to different departments and functions (INTERNAL CONSULTING)

Knowledge, skills and experience required

Educational Background:

Degree level preferably in Business Management, Engineering or similar.

Professional Experience:

  • 5 – 10 years’ experience

  • Hybrid track record of experience in key functions such as Sales, Marketing & Pricing, Operations and Finance

  • Experience of leading teams to deliver high performing results

  • Experience of working and operating in cross functional teams

  • Previous experience of working with multiple departments and different levels of management

  • Proven track record of process improvement, continuous improvement and Lean Operations

  • Proven track record of relationship building skills


  • Strong communication skills in English language both written and verbal

  • Analytical skills and analytics software savvy (Excel, Minitab, Tableau, etc)

  • Project Management experience leading operations or business programmes

  • Strong personality, able to work in a high pressure, demanding environment with ability to prioritise workload

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills at Senior Management and middle management levels.

  • Good presentation skills

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with excellent career opportunities, training & development, a range of Benefits and Incentives such as: Canteen, Gym, staff discount programme and many more.

If you believe you have the skills and experience required to succeed within this challenging role in an established organisation please APPLY NOW.

Job ID 150713

# Positions 1

Category Project/Process Management

Division HEL

Position Type Regular Full Time