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We have an exciting opportunity as:

Manager Homologation (M/F/D)

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

Job mission:

Be the main point of contact for all homologation and regulatory-related matters at Kia Europe, for both internal and external stakeholders. Ensure that all necessary regulatory requirements are understood and fulfilled to facilitate a successful product launch and ensure timely registration.

Area of Responsibility: All Kia brand vehicles and vehicle-related services with regulatory implications.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Management of all homologation and regulation matter at Kia Europe.

  • Be the main contact for subsidiaries and importers to support Homologation activities.

  • Support Research & Development (R&D) Korea and Hyundai Motors Europe Technical Center (HMETC/ R&D Center) queries coming from Headquarters (HQ) about local regulation.

  • Communicate and coordinate with markets and internal functions any Homologation & Registration related subjects.

  • Monitor & inform of regulatory change impacting vehicles. E.g. End of Series.

    -     Issue ad-hoc communication to manage “end of series” (vehicles not complying with new regulations)

    -     Support Kia Europe and subsidiaries with regards of stock management

  • Contribute to knowledge capitalization by setting up or modifying business processes, including issuance of Homologation manual.

  • Asses impacts for Kia Europe and markets of the future Homologation trends and share across Kia Europe relevant departments.

  • Support issuance of Homologation bulletin & Ad hoc communication as required.

  • Participate in the Operational Launch Committee to report latest Homologation status.

  • Issuance of the Order Pack to Variant & Version Link Table and distribute it across KME and markets.

  • Upload Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) files to Product SharePoint and communicate to markets.

  • Verification of Certificate of Conformity (CoC) data integrity per model prior to the CoC issuance.

  • Verification of vehicle data in ICMS (CO2 calculation tool) prior to the CoC issuance.

  • Support Market Surveillance activities when required.

Your talents:

  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering or related; Business or Law degrees with focus on regulation and certification will also be considered along with relevant work experience

  • MBA or relevant Master’s degree is a plus

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant pan-European work experience in the field of vehicle regulations such as EU/UNECE

  • Familiarity with investigating in regulatory journals from the EU

  • Deep knowledge in the field of type approval for passenger cars

  • Ability to interpret European Directives or Regulations into business requirements to support key decisions

  • Sound quantitative and analytical skills to gather and interpret data to support key decisions

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Interest and curiosity about European Automotive regulatory topics

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office products especially with MS Excel for data analysis and PowerPoint for presentations

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken). Additional European languages are a plus

  • Good interpersonal skills and experience working with people from a variety of European backgrounds

  • Self-confidence, positive thinking, resilient, flexibility and ability to adapt in a multicultural and fast moving environment

  • High level of engagement to solve issues and help others

  • Cooperative nature to work closely with peers within the company to ensure smooth information flow and a good collaboration

  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision

  • Familiarity with working with Asian cultures / companies is a plus

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.

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