Join the movement and find new inspiration.

We have an exciting opportunity as:

Regional Legal Counsel Benelux & Scandinavia (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 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 Legal and other business professionals.

3. You have the spirit that makes us successful.

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

Your Responsibilities:

  • Counsel and advise the business (in the countries Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden) on a range of distribution, commercial, automotive, technology, privacy, and regulatory matters out of the European Headquarter in Frankfurt
  • Develop, draft and improve contracts with suppliers, Kia authorized dealers, fleet customers, media, sponsors and other Kia partners
  • Implement and support European business and IT projects on a national level from a legal and compliance perspective
  • Develop defense strategies and implement them in court disputes involving Kia
  • Conduct legal & compliance trainings
  • Manage the Kia compliance management system in these countries
  • Advise on competition law and GDPR
  • Coordinate and supervise the work undertaken by outside counsel

Your Profile:

  • University degree in Law
  • 5+ years’ experience in a law firm or in-house in a company in at least one of the countries in the region
  • Preferably automotive, distribution (wholesale and retail) or technology company background, ideally on international level
  • Team player and the ability to work in an international environment with various specialized departments
  • Intercultural awareness and a can do attitude
  • Interest in and affinity towards automotive, wholesale and retail sales, information technology and IP
  • Strong communication skills, reasoning security in negotiations and strong presentation skills
  • Cooperative working style with the willingness to assume responsibility
  • Business fluent English spoken and written plus fluency in at least one language spoken in the countries concerned (Dutch, French, Swedish). Speaking more of these languages is a plus. 


If you’re interested to become part of our Kia team, please apply via our online portal with your earliest possible starting date.

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