Job Description

What’s Under the Hood

DriveTime Family of Brands is the largest privately owned used car sales finance & servicing company in the nation. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and Dallas, Texas, we create opportunities and improve the lives of our customers and our employees by placing a focus on putting the right customer, in the right vehicle, on the right terms and on their path to ownership.

You can find DriveTime’s tire tracks across the nation with dealerships where we embrace a transparent pricing approach, eliminating haggling and gimmicks and reconditioning centers where we breathe new life into pre-owned vehicles. Regardless of where you’re located, if you’ve got DRIVE and you’re looking to make an impact, we’d love for you to make a difference with us!

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

In short, as an Assistant Director of Inventory Operations Process Management you and your team drive continuous improvement by defining and owning all phases of the process and product life cycle from ideation through implementation and sustainment. You will partner with cross-functional teams to transform our enterprise processes and systems through the identification and valuation of opportunities and problems, determining root causes, identifying gaps and countermeasures. You will lead the implementation of process and product solutions that drive strategic initiatives for our Inventory teams. All along the way you’re communicating and aligning product development with business stakeholders and ensuring the strategy and roadmaps align with the organization’s goals.

In long, our Inventory Operations Process Management team is responsible for:

  • Continuous improvement vision and ownership of the process and project life cycle including taking projects from ideation and innovation; performing gap analysis, leading project valuation, defining business requirements, determining appropriate solution and approach, launch plan creation, product adoption assessments, and process sustainability.

  • Big picture thinking, understanding, and planning for small projects that build upon each other to support long-term strategic vision.

  • Proposing roadmap strategies, tradeoff/risk assessments, and owning project definition.

  • Facilitating and leading discussions with business leaders, analytic partners, and vendors to define business requirements and acceptance criteria to ensure efforts are focused on critical needs.

  • Identifying improvement opportunities, researching issues, performing root cause analysis, compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative information to conclude and communicate well-reasoned decisions.

  • Establishing schedules, guidelines, and procedures and determining the most effective way to deliver a complete solution to an identified problem.

  • Explore and propose different solutions for the same problem, situation, or workflow using your knowledge of continuous improvement tools and business requirements.

  • Analyzing whether to buy, build, or partner to complete the solution to address root causes.

  • Organizing multiple projects at one time that span multiple business units.

  • Leading a team of Process Analysts and/or Product Analysts to improve operational efficiencies and product enhancements.

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

  • People with a passion for continuous process improvement, and experience pursuing operational excellence by moving projects from ideation through to successful implementation.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Friendly and tactful with the ability to influence others, effectively manage conflict, exercise sound judgment, effectively manage highly sensitive and confidential information, interact at all levels within the organization, and build cross-functional partnerships across the business.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to speak and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences including the senior leadership team.

  • Advanced problem-solving skills. The ability to determine which tools to use to address the identified root cause and the flexibility and creativity to modify your tools or solution to suit the specific situation, when appropriate.

  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment. We work together to win together.

  • A mind for the details. The ability to focus on the details while not losing sight of the big picture.

  • Agile in a fast-past environment. We move quickly. Thriving in an environment that never stops, is a must.

  • Organization and time management skills in spades. You’ll be handling multiple projects and deadlines that will require you to prioritize then re-prioritize then re-prioritize again.

  • Rebel with a cause. You are always looking beyond the obvious to strive for continuous improvement.

  • Takes a hold of the wheel. You’ll need to take the initiative and be comfortable doing so.

The Specifics

  • Passion for continuous improvement a must; 7-10 years of process improvement experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; bachelor’s degree in business, industrial engineering, or MBA preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean production systems; proven history of successful lean implementation; proficiency with continuous improvement processes and tools.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing product roadmaps, creating and communicating process flow maps, root cause analysis, new process introduction and change management.

Nice to have

  • 5+ years of experience in operations, product management, product owner, business analysis, software product management.

So What About the Perks? Perks matter

  • Medical, dental, and vision, oh my! DriveTime Family of Brands covers a sizable amount of insurance premiums to ensure our employees receive top-tier healthcare coverage.
  • But Wait, There’s More. 401(K), Company paid life insurance policy, short and long-term disability coverage to name a few.
  • Growth Opportunities. You grow, I grow, we all grow! But seriously, DriveTime Family of Brands is committed to providing its employees with every opportunity to grow professionally with roughly over 1,000 employees promoted year over year.
  • Tuition Reimbursement. We’re as passionate about your professional development as you are. With that, we’ll put our money where our mouth is.
  • Wellness Program. Health is wealth! This program includes self-guided coaching and journeys, cash incentives and discounts on your medical premiums through engaging in fun activities!
  • Gratitude is Green. We offer competitive pay across the organization, because, well money matters!
  • In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. So come early, take a break in your day or finish strong with a workout!
  • Give Us a Reason (or not), and We’ll Celebrate. Regardless of whether there is a holiday or not, we are finding ways to kick back and enjoy each other’s company outside of day-to-day work.
  • Smart-Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays. Not just lip service: we work hard, to play hard.
  • Company Driver. It’s one of the coolest perks of being who we are! We’ve got your insurance, maintenance, and cost of vehicle covered; you just keep gas in the tank.

Anything Else? Absolutely.

DriveTime Family of Brands is Great Place to Work Certified! And get this: 90% of our rockstar employees say they feel right at home here. We could spend a lot of time having you read about ALL our awards, but we’ll save time (and practice some humility) just naming a few others; Comparably Awards: Best Company for Diversity, Best Company Culture and Best Company Leadership, oh and don’t forget Phoenix Business Journal Healthiest Employers (okay, we’ll stop there)!

Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening process. DriveTime is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Buckle up for plenty of opportunities to grow in a professional, fun, and high-energy environment!

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