The primary mission of the Director, Operations Research is to lead the Operations Research inventory and pricing optimization as well as the OR team. The individual will need to understand and be able to articulate every step in the Hertz Revenue Management Function. These steps include bounding logic, forecast algorithms, inventory optimization, price optimization, and export controls. The individual will work closely with the Revenue Management Systems support team to provide training and explanations to address concerns raised by the user base, support team, and training team. This individual will interact daily with the Operations Research development team to target areas of improvement in the RM systems and to recommend solutions to unresolved concerns. This person is responsible for validating the optimization methodologies of our internal and third party applications and monitoring the accuracy of the models on an ongoing basis. The Director would oversee a staff of analysts that are highly proficient in modeling and statistics. The team will leverage current tools as well as make recommendations on systems that should be used in revenue management as it relates to modeling and pricing.