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The Hertz Corporation Vice President, Infrastructure & Operations in Estero, Florida

General Responsibilities

The VP, IT Operations, is responsible for long-term strategies and day-to-day activities: specifically overall responsibly and accountability for infrastructure, data center, cloud operations, end-user services, field IT support and service management. This role will collaborate with IT, senior leaders and 3 rd party vendors to define strategic and tactical service level goals, related to value-add availability, capacity, security and performance of IT systems.

Key-result areas

  • Lead and prioritize IT initiatives and coordinate the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future systems as well as associated operational functions

  • Accountable for all production systems and environments, including responsibility for the overall enterprise-wide effectiveness and efficiency of data center (on premise and cloud) technology systems and networks and in ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction and reliability (internal and external)

  • Ensure application development initiatives are well managed and deliver on expectations-functionality, timeliness, and cost relative to infrastructure

  • Define and document processes for deployments and system-level changes as well as the associate review process

  • Manage and negotiate business deals from all elements related to service and IT needs, including hardware, bandwidth, co-location facilities, and third party software vendors

  • Ensure management staff is sufficiently skilled and experienced to perform their tasks through continual assessment of performance and taking action to coach, correct or improve where required

  • Lead Operations staff to ensure deadlines, risks, constraints, resources, tasks, priorities and interfaces are understood and communicated

  • Serve as the business advocate within IT providing advice and counsel to leaders within specific IT disciplines that may be separated from day to day business activities

  • Manage multiple teams and multiple concurrent complex projects including the implementation and support of lower and higher environments.

  • Provide leadership in project management related to the relevant business area and provide regular and timely updates for IT related projects

  • Develop proactive operating estimates and long range forecasts for business planning purposes involving software, hardware, staffing levels, service levels, and expenditures for area(s) of responsibility.

  • Vendor relationship management.

  • Coordinate with IT executives to ensure a good understanding of Business priorities, Business drivers, and the corresponding IT needs. Drive transparency with the Business on communicating associated IT strategies, plans, portfolio, and processes.

  • Partner with key business clients, functional groups and development team to deliver against product and service goals and business requirements.

  • Ensure information security standards are met across all IT applications; ensure continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of service level agreements with end users and monitoring of IT systems performance

  • Assess and manage IT risk, conduct regular vulnerability and independent risk assessments

  • Ensure business continuity and disaster recovery plans meet acceptable business risk levels

  • Communicate data-management processes and protocols to all functional teams

  • Ensure business continuity and disaster recovery plans meet acceptable business risk levels

  • Understand operational model for each cloud provider including provisioning, de-provisioning, scaling, billing, all optional services. Own the provisioning life cycle for each cloud provider.

  • Understand shared RACI between cloud and nested RACI between all Cloud Partners (Example INFOR on AWS)

  • Familiar with and support Hertz's cloud security operational guidelines.

  • Be involved in and provide guidance related to data Center deprovisioning and migration of workloads to the cloud

Job Contacts

  • Executive Stakeholders

  • Business Partners / COE’s

  • HR Talent Management

  • Finance

  • Legal

  • Business Unit Managers, Controllers, RVP’s

  • Project leaders and delivery managers

  • IT Technical Resources inside and outside the company

  • Sourcing Vendors and Suppliers

  • IT Business Partners

Mandatory Requirements

Educational Background:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration/Accounting, or other related field, or equivalent work experience. Prefer advanced degree

Professional Experience:

  • 15+ years IT leadership experience

  • 15+ years business operations leadership experience

  • Prior Project Management experience leading large-scale initiatives


  • Must understand business to consumer markets with experience in the travel and tourism industry preferred

  • Must maintain knowledge of changing technologies

  • Experience implementing and tracking service level or metrics reporting

  • Experience developing and streamlining processes

  • Experience training non-technical users on modern software applications

  • Experience monitoring supplier contracts, specifically tracking performance toward statements of work or service descriptions

  • Prior experience providing IT support and leading a Global team across wide geographical area(s)


  • Works effectively in and across complex matrix organization

  • Handles adversarial and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy

  • Creates synergy between IT teams and throughout the organization

  • Inspiring and motivating leader

  • Results driven

  • Ability to work on projects that range in size, complexity and duration.

  • Communicates effectively with all levels of management, including presentations to executive management

  • Strategic leader

  • Project / program management

  • Strong Communications skills: Written, Oral and through Presentation materials

  • Highly self-motivated and directed with an attention to detail

  • Six Sigma-LEAN-Project Management

EEO Statement

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

Hertz 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. Hertz is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Location US-FL-Estero

Job ID 185109

# Positions 1

Category Information Technology

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time