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We have an exciting opportunity for you as:

Legal Counsel (All genders welcome)

in the Legal & Compliance Department at the Kia Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.


Job mission:

As a Legal Counsel, you will provide legal support to the European Headquarters of Kia – Kia Europe GmbH - on a wide range of matters arising out of business needs of an automotive OEM. This can include proactive risk management, risk mitigation advice, compliance with industry-specific laws, compliance with internal policies, overseeing commercial matters, and managing contractual matters.


Together with other members of the legal team, you will collaborate with various departments within Kia Europe GmbH, with its European subsidiaries and with our Headquarter in Korea.

Your responsibilities:


  • Compliance: Ensuring Kia Europe GmbH adheres to local, regional and international laws and regulations concerning automotive distribution and sales.

  • Contract Drafting and Review: Creating, reviewing, and negotiating contracts with suppliers and other business partners, including but not limited to IT suppliers, creative agencies, providers of mobility solutions, market research services providers.   

  • Pan-European Templates Creation: Creating pan-European templates of legal documents such as consumer-facing documents (e.g., T&Cs, Data Protection Notices) and contracts (e.g., distributorship contract) that can be adjusted by subsidiaries of Kia Europe GmbH according to local applicable laws.

  • Risk Management: Identifying legal risks in business operations and providing strategies to mitigate them.

  • Legal Policy Development: Assisting in creating internal legal policies and guidelines that align with legal requirements and industry best practices.

  • International Operations: Dealing with legal complexities arising from international business operations and cross-border transactions.

  • Overseeing the activities of subsidiaries of Kia Europe GmbH: Liaising closely with local legal counsels to facilitate implementation of pan-European business-related and legal-related projects in the subsidiaries of Kia Europe GmbH.    

  • Internal Legal trainings: Educating and training employees of Kia Europe GmbH on different areas of law to empower them to operate with the required legal knowledge for their areas.

  • Legal Tech Administration: Administrating Kia Europe GmbH’s contract management system, incl. dealing with general questions from the business regarding the usage of the system, providing training on the system to users and liaising with the system provider to request support. 

  • Outside Counsels Management: Coordinating and supervising the work undertaken by outside counsels.

  • Administrative task: Administer the Legal Departments internal affairs.


Your talents:

  • Legal degree and full qualification as a lawyer in any European jurisdiction

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a law firm or in-house in a company,

  • 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

  • Ability to work in an international environment and to respect cultural differences

  • 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

  • Fluent written and verbal communication in English Speaking another European 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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