Tesla

Senior Analyst, Allocation and Fleet Operations

Tesla

March 24, 2021

Fremont, CA, US


The Role
Our Allocation & Fleet Operations team creates operational efficiencies and analytical tools to implement global solutions that support the sales, service, and delivery teams. We are responsible for the optimization of our operating fleet (hundreds of millions of dollars of vehicle assets globally). Determining the best strategies to ensure that our Fleet is most appropriately allocated directly impacts our ability to achieve Sales and Delivery goals while providing an incredible customer experience.
In this role, you will be responsible for contributing to the financial reporting, internal control, system development and global consolidation of metrics associated with the finished goods inventory at one of the world’s most exciting companies. You will contribute to allocation strategies that help optimize working capital and ensure our vehicle assets are utilized and cycled in the most effective manner to generate sales and preserve margin. You will use your analytical abilities to solve operational challenges and create process improvements that reduce damages, mileage accumulation and other depreciation factors.
We are looking for a candidate who can deliver results and find ways to raise the bar every day. The successful candidate is technically strong, relentlessly drives out inefficiencies in everything they do, is innovative and can communicate complex financial topics in an accessible format. You will be part of a collaborative team operating in a fast paced, evolving environment.
This role is based Fremont, California.
Responsibilities
  • End-to-end management of our internal vehicles, inclusive of creating and maintaining utilization models, and leveraging your analysis to drive improvements in the business.
  • Create process improvements to ensure high utilization rates and usage aligned with initial projections. Partner with internal teams to provide them with visibility into statistics related to their vehicles.
  • Work cross-functionally with teams throughout the organization (i.e. Service, Logistics, and Business Resolutions) to coordinate the return of internally assigned vehicles to sellable status.
  • Build sophisticated models or utilize analytical systems to analyze all operational metrics and determine best use cases and cycle timing to maintain the highest possible ROI for all Tesla owned vehicles.
  • Provide accurate and insightful analysis and reporting of regional stock balances based on aligned criteria and metrics.
  • Present data in a clear format for presentations and regular KPI reviews
  • Create ad-hoc analysis, reports and dashboards as business needs arise.
  • Monitor business activities and prepare high quality finished goods inventory analysis and summaries for senior management and other internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in quarterly Fleet cycle strategies, helping to operationalize releasing vehicles for sale based on age or other aligned metrics in order to generate incremental margin.
  • Collaborate with our Fleet Coordinators to help manage the allocation and cycle timing of our Operating Fleet of test drive, display, internal and service loaner vehicles.
  • Develop SQL queries to surface insights. Ensure reliability of all dashboards and queries as processes and priorities change.
  • Partner with Demand Planning, Logistics, and Re-marketing to ensure supply meets market needs and arrives in an efficient & timely manner.
  • Responsible for managing Tesla’s aging inventory balances to proactively reduce this cohort and improve vehicle dwell. As such you will be responsible for coordinating global vehicle releases, reassignments or rectifications.
  • Aide in auditing and tracking down internally assigned vehicles, freeing up Finished Goods Inventory for sale and assisting with periodic physical inventory Fleet Audits.
  • Participate in department projects to improve systems or efficiencies.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years related work in accounting, retail planning, finance or other decision-driving analytical role.
  • Aptitude to quickly learn new systems/technical applications. Experience with business intelligence software (Tableau, Power BI, MySql, etc.) is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to form solid relationships cross-functionally.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks based on demand despite changes in work scope or focus.
  • Enthusiasm and aptitude for working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with a high degree of ambiguity.
  • Ability to clearly document and communicate complex inventory reporting issues to finance and non-finance personnel.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Open-minded, collaborative and team-oriented attitude with the ability to think outside the box for solutions to complex challenges.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or a numbers oriented field, while not required, is a plus.

Employee Benefits
As a full time Tesla employee you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
Back-up childcare and employee discounts