Join the movement and find new inspiration

We have an exciting opportunity as:

Manager Product Marketing (all genders welcome)

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

Job mission:
Manage assigned car lines to optimize variable profit, sales volume, market share growth, and brand equity through successful launch activities, appropriate price positioning, and active life cycle management.

Area of Responsibility: Assigned Kia car lines from 18 months before the start of production until the end of the life cycle.

Your responsibilities:

  • Coordinate product management activities for new launches with international cross-functional teams.

  • Research industry and market trends for current portfolio lifecycle management.

  • Lead special value package development for peak sales periods.

  • Collaborate with Pricing Team for market-appropriate pricing as well as for specific lifecycle actions and special packages.

  • Liaise with peers from the sales subsidiaries for market insights and build a strong network.

  • Address market challenges quickly and proactively with product lifecycle actions.

  • Provide markets with updated & accurate product information.

  • Provide Product Expertise and support to internal organizations like Pricing, PR, Marketing communications, Sales Training, After Sales, etc., as needed.

  • Provide updated product information to markets and internal teams.

  • Represent Kia during launch activities for external stakeholders.

  • Provide feedback to Product Planning team on current models.

  • Support pricing team in setting prices and provide updated product specs.

  • Analyze and propose Pan-European Trimline Strategy to consequently negotiate with the markets and suggest a final proposal.

Your talents:

  • University degree in Business, Economics, or Engineering; MBA is a plus.

  • 5+ years of pan-European automotive industry experience.

  • Familiarity with market analysis tools (e.g., JATO, S&P Global).

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Fluent in English; additional European languages are a plus.

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.

  • Initiative, self-confidence, and resilience.

  • Passion for the Automotive industry and familiarity with Asian cultures/companies.

  • Willingness to travel for business requirements ie. South Korea, major Auto Shows, meetings with European markets, test drives and support PR events while launching products.

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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