LAZ Parking is one of the largest and fastest growing parking companies in the country. We often say, “parking is our industry, but people are our passion”. Our mission is to “create opportunities for our employees and value for our clients.” When it comes to parking, we’re the experts!
The LAZ Hospitality silo is a unique team within LAZ Parking dedicated to growth through operational and financial excellence. The Hospitality team specializes in Hotel Partnerships across the country and excels at developing relationships through training, human connection, and career development for our employees and partners.
The Spirit of the Position:
The Business Analyst, Hospitality is an integral part of the evolving Revenue Management team at LAZ Parking. This role will be responsible for maximizing revenues for LAZ Hospitality Operated Assets. Although this is a relatively new field within the industry it has become extremely important as revenues shifts to the online marketplace and automotive technologies rapidly evolve.
This position will be vital to the revenue management department in creating its processes. Success in this role will be shown by the ability to be analytical, think outside of the box, and use data to drive decisions. The Business Analyst will develop a comprehensive understanding of the local parking economy and implement yield management strategies to increase revenue and drive value to LAZ Hospitality and client assets.
Principal Job Duties:
Responsible for monitoring and analyzing external data points within the parking industry and related industries to maximize revenue such as public transportation, oil prices, tax changes, legislative changes, weather, etc.
Develop and implement strategies through quantitative analysis of historical parking supply and demand as well as consumer and competition behavior
Develop a working relationship with subject matter experts in the industry and within our field operations to understand the differences and challenges for each market
Determine ideal pricing for various revenue streams such as early bird, daily and monthly parking, event parking, etc. to capitalize on consumers’ online purchasing habits
Partner with distribution channels (online aggregators) to ensure opportunities are maximized, demonstrating compliance with internal controls
Identify and communicate demand periods (high and low) for which a strategic plan is required and formulate and execute that plan with assistance from the Regional Controller, Marketing and Operations teams
Proactively evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented strategies
Oversight and administration of LAZ Hospitality’s primary revenue and data tracking system (LHIST)
Provide reports on a regular schedule through data collection such as:
Average Number of Transient Parkers & Revenue Drivers
Contract Parker Occupancy and Absenteeism
Parking Patron Patterns and Trends, etc.
Occupancy Reports and Trends – LAZ locations versus competing locations
Additional reports as assigned
BA / BS degree in a quantitative discipline such as Economics or Mathematics or similar discipline
In depth experience in data modeling through use of a statistical learning toolkit such as SAS, R, Python, JMP, Minitab and/or BI tools like Spotfire and Tableau, preferred with ability to make recommendations for the acquisition of such solution
2+ years of related experience at an airline, hotel, rail, shipping, cruise or rental car company preferred
Ability to utilize computer programs to query data (i.e. SQL)
Proven analytical skills, including the ability to gather data, analyze and present recommendations
Leverage understanding of internal and external business processes to identify problems and implement solutions to drive value
Interest in optimization problem-solving, economic game theory, and consumer buying behavior
Ability to work independently and multi-task
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with all levels of the organization
Demonstrate a sense of urgency and timeliness
Ability to lift, push and pull at least 10 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential duties/functions.
FLSA Status: Exempt
LAZ Parking is an equal opportunity employer. In all our employment practices, including hiring, we are firmly committed to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, Vietnam era, special disabled, recently separated and other protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. No question in our application process is used for the process of limiting or excluding any applicant's consideration for employment on such grounds.