Join the movement and find new inspiration.

We have an exciting opportunity as:

Assistant Manager Organization Development (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 People and Organization and other business professionals.

3. You have the spirit that makes us successful.

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

Job mission:

You will develop and implement concrete plans derived from the People & Organization Strategy to contribute building a lean and efficient organization and improving employee engagement to attract, motivate and retain the best talents. 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Identify continuously opportunities for improvement in our HRIS (Workday), e.g., optimized usage, further expansion of workflows and configurations, and further digitalization of our People & Organization processes. Investigate and implement the recurring releases of Workday to drive the optimization of the system. Recommend and implement concrete actions to:

  1. create a simple, intuitive, and integrated digital experience for all users to improve customer satisfaction and thereby drive employee engagement,

  2. ensure the most efficient people management and development by line management and People & Organization,

  3. drive the digitalization of People & Organization and facilitate data-driven People & Organization decisions.

  • Analyze organizational structures and roles. Prepare and visualize the data base in a simple and intuitive way for the discussion with management reg. future needs and gaps. Support to identify and to recommend appropriate evolution to meet the future business needs.

  • Analyze core processes (esp. PMP objective setting, approval process) by comparing the target process with the real process. Investigate the quality of the process by analyzing the facts, by asking internal customers and by external benchmarking. Visualize the analysis report in a simple and intuitive way for the relevant stakeholders to facilitate follow-up activities. Support to develop actions for improvement with a strong focus on digitalization to build an efficient organization and by involving the relevant stakeholders.

  • Prepare the annual Culture Survey for Europe: Interact with HQ in Korea, coordinate participation across Europe, feedback in the preparation phase and the test phase and provide communication materials. Support the result reporting and analysis.

  • Contribute to improve employee engagement by taking over or supporting projects to develop a strong corporate culture (e.g. smart working). Review existing policies and guidelines and benchmark externally. Coordinate all activities with related departments. Prepare stakeholder alignment and communication materials.

  • Organize European People & Organization conferences, meetings and calls to ensure continuous exchange and alignment on European key priorities, in particular setting the agendas in alignment with the Head of Sections, sending invitations, preparing minutes, and providing the necessary materials.

  • Contribute to further departmental projects that benefit from an expertise in digitalization, e.g., career site, social media rating platforms, LinkedIn.

Your talents:

  • Bachelor degree in Business or related

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in similar function

  • Experienced with HRIS (Workday, SAP) and related digitalization projects

  • Experienced in international environments 

  • Very strong analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills, strong ability to build consensus and costumer focused

  • Strategic and conceptual ability

  • High interest in digitalization

  • Fluent in English

  • Very good computer skills (MS365)

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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