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We have an exciting opportunity as:


Manager Electrification (M/F/D)



at the Kia Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.


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.


The Challenges: High - The Job: Great.

1. Your initiative, energy and persistence will ultimately determine your success.

2. You will work in a network of experts in Electrification and other business professionals.

3. You have the spirit that makes us successful.


You are +++ ambitious +++ dynamic +++ flexible +++ optimistic +++ patient +++

Job mission:

Development and implementation of Kia Charge Home Solution for European Markets. Support Kia Charge Public Solution to develop an integrated charging solution (home, public, office).

Definition and implementation of European electrification Strategy and development of pilot projects with external suppliers and markets related to new electrification strategy.


Your Responsibilities:

You responsibilities will be focused in following areas:


Home Charging solutions

  • Implement and develop Home charging solution of Kia Europe in all relevant markets
  • Manage European rollout plan despite all different local solutions and constraints
  • Manage coordination and negotiation of further enhancement plans with Markets and 3rd party charging suppliers

 

Public & Business Charging solutions

  • Support rollout and secure performance of the public charging solution in all countries
  • Combine home charging and public charging to one Kia Charge solution
  • Manage coordination and negotiation of further enhancement plans with Markets and 3rd party charging suppliers

 

Electrification General

  • Implement and develop the electrification strategy of Kia Europe
  • Drive and manage Electrification projects within KEU for all cross departmental
  • Develop pilot phase on new electrification pillars (sustainable energy, seamless and smart charging…) 

 

Overall

  • Bring experience and vision on the next steps of Electrification
  • Bring experience on customer journey around Public and Home charging solutions
  • Bring knowledge on new technology (Plug & Charge, V2G…)
  • Sales & Fleet experience to be able to design solutions for all type of customers, relevant for all markets
  • Experience in implementation of cross-functional projects and process of a NSCs
  • Knowledge new trends about infrastructure / charging / Green energy and sustainability 


Your talents:

  • University degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in automotive or charging business 
  • Experience with Electric Vehicle business, charging EV-Eco system and with Home charging solution
  • Experience in cross functional projects & ability to manage direct and cross-functional teams
  • Experience of work into NSC & Capability to understand different market needs
  • High interest in Electrification
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • High structured working style
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken); an additional European language constitutes an advantage
  • Good computer skills (MS-Office) especially excel and power point.
  • Great planner with capability to “deliver” within deadlines
  • Able to manage resistances and oppositions, finding solutions within the constrictions
  • Dynamic, self-motivated with great level of originality
  • Highly adaptable, flexible and able to deal positively with uncertainty


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.

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