Head of Digital Channels (all genders welcome)
Join the movement and find new inspiration
We have an exciting opportunity as:
Head of Digital Channels (all genders welcome)
at the Kia Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
The Digital Channels team in Kia Europe IT is at the forefront of designing and evolving IT solutions to drive Kia business across customer-facing, retailer-facing, and corporate channels. We're dedicated to ensuring that data seamlessly connects across channels, products, and services, all while maintaining secure, stable, and high-performance IT operations. Join us as the head of Digital Channels, where you'll own the IT strategy and roadmap, leading a dynamic team to deliver high-quality, integrated, and scalable IT solutions using cutting-edge technology and methodologies. We value innovation and strive to drive business value and competitiveness.
Define and deliver the Digital Channels IT strategy and roadmap in close cooperation with IT leadership and business functions.
Contribute to the development of the overall Kia EU IT strategy and its operationalization in annual business planning.
Act as a senior regional IT stakeholder for Headquarter as well as Market IT stakeholders.
Act as a senior IT advisor / relationship manager for business partners and executive management
Act as a senior IT stakeholder for external vendors / implementation partners
Develop and deliver medium-term planning, including resourcing and KPIs, to deliver the Digital channels IT portfolio
Lead the team members in managing IT projects from ideation through to delivery.
Ensure that all IT systems in the Digital Channels portfolio are secure, scalable, and maintainable.
Identify and promote digital innovations in support of Kia’s corporate strategy frameworks
Identify and introduce technological and process best practices
Provide direction, feedback and coaching to support the professional and personal development of the team
10+ years’ professional experience in IT field.
Experience in vendor management (selection, negotiation, delivery management).
A positive and pragmatic approach to problem-solving.
Proactive communication style ; Actively aligns interests across departmental boundaries.
Ability to report in a timely manner with document and get decisions to move things forward.
Leadership experience integrate people with diverse language, nationality and perspectives.
Ability to motivate and develop teams to high performance.
Ability to work in complex situations, prioritize and multitask efficiently.
Proven track record in defining and delivering strategic IT portfolios in complex environments.
Sound experience in business relationship and change management.
Excellent level of Business English (spoken and written).
Who are we?
Kia is a global mobility brand with a vision to create sustainable mobility solutions for consumers, communities, and societies around the world. Founded in 1944, Kia has been building motorcycles, cars and trucks for more than 75 years.
Kia is now spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electric vehicles, developing a growing range of mobility services while encouraging millions of people to explore the best ways of getting around. Our brand slogan – ‘Movement that inspires’ – reflects our commitment to inspire consumers through our products and services.
Kia Europe is the European sales and manufacturing arm of Kia Corporation. From our headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, we lead 39 markets across Europe and the Caucasus, employing more than 5,500 persons, including about 3,500 blue collar workers in our state of the art car plant in Zilina, Slovakia.
Our headquarter is home to 37 different nationalities and this diversity is truly inspiring! This means that every day at Kia is an opportunity to learn something new and to grow personally and professionally. The mix of ambitious and dynamic employees from all over the world is the fuel to our success. Do you have what it takes to join our team? We are looking forward to getting to know you!
You will enjoy working with us if you like these things:
A pulsating international environment. Our workforce is composed of people from 37 nations
Playing an active and important part in the development of Kia in Europe.
Developing new frameworks and solutions
Demanding challenges to which you can creatively contribute
A competitive compensation package; private leasing offer; systematic off and on-the-job training, free staff restaurant, support as concerns Health Management and more
If you’re interested to become part of our Kia team, please apply via our online portal. We are looking forward to getting to know you.