Manager Purpose Built Vehicles (f/m/d)
Join the movement and find new inspiration.
We have an exciting opportunity as:
Manager Purpose Built Vehicles (f/m/d)
in the Purpose Built Vehicles department at the Kia Europe Headquarters in Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Manage Purpose Built Vehicles (PBV) go-to-market strategy and guide all Kia Europe departments in developing and defining a 5 year cross-functional strategy for Purpose Built Vehicles
Operationalize PBV Strategy in Kia Europe, across Markets and align with KIA HQ
Develop effective USP(unique Selling Proposition) strategy for PBV Business (hygiene vs. differentiator)
Collect and support the basic requirements definition for further PBV development process according to partners needs (NSCs, dealers, customers, digital solution providers, converters)
Support a Pan European Converter strategy through a qualified partnership program with main players from the Light Commercial Vehicle on the most representative use cases.
PBV Go-to-market Strategy:
Manage PBV go-to-market strategy with the support of Kia Europe departments (Sales, Marketing, Product, Ownership Experience, etc. )
Interface between the markets and Kia Europe departments
Assist in driving all cross departmental projects within Kia Europe related to PBV development
Record, track and report the development and launch status by country
Enhance project with running change and life cycle plans
Support market research and customer clinics to derive product and service requirements
Support Sales department with customers prospect on main use cases
Drive activities to understand the customer needs around LCV, Electrification & Autonomous Driving
Scout new market ideas and best practices from subsidiaries and distributors around (e-)LCV
Observe and analyse new market trends across the world
Report to Top Management
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in automotive business
Interest and knowledge about future trends in automotive; particular experience with Light Commercial Vehicle business and preferentially with electric vehicles
Experience in light commercial vehicle conversion business
Experience in developing business case
Experience in international projects
Visionary thinking with strong self-motivation
Passionate about Light Commercial Vehicles and Electrification
Capability to understand different market needs
Experience in developing and launching new businesses
Project management with specific focus on time respect
Good presentation skills
High structured working style
Fluent in English (written and spoken); an additional European language constitutes an advantage
Good computer skills (MS-Office) especially excel and power point.
Empathic personality with good communication skills across different cultures
Great planner with capability to “deliver” within deadlines
Able to manage resistances and oppositions, finding solutions within the constrictions
Dynamic, self-motivated with great level of originality
Highly adaptable, flexible and able to deal positively with uncertainty
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.