Join the movement and find new inspiration

We have an exciting opportunity as:

Manager Retail Network (all genders welcome)

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

Job mission:
Channel is the Kia Europe Subdivision in charge of Retail Network. Both strategical and operational, Channel is a highly cross-functional activity.

The retail Network Manager supports the implementation of Kia Europe Channel strategy towards national sales companies and independent distributors.

Main focus elements: Network Structure/Profitability/Corporate identity.

As member of the Channel team, the Retail Network Manager also participates in all Channel relevant Kia Europe projects.

Your responsibilities:

  • Dealer Corporate Identity (CI):

    • Responsible for the Dealer Corporate Identity program implementation in Europe.

    • Participate in defining optimizing the overall project aspects (value engineering, project management) aiming at enhancing focus on the implementation and cost efficiency.

    • Efficiently collaborate with global Headquarters, European suppliers and Kia Europe countries for timely and qualitative implementation of the new Corporate Identity roll-out throughout Europe.

  • PBV - Platform beyond vehicle:

    • Support the Kia Europe Channel e-LCV dealer network strategy implementation methodology.

    • Support countries with their Channel PBV plan definition and implementation according to Kia Europe strategy.

  • Dealer Network structure:

    • Participate to the Kia Europe dealer network structure strategy and methodology definition update.

    • Support countries with their dealer network plan definition and implementation according to Kia Europe dealer network strategy.

  • Dealer profitability:

    • Follow-up on countries dealer profitability and support countries on dealer profitability initiatives implementation in line with Kia Europe strategy.

  • Customer & Dealer satisfaction:

    • Support dealer related countries' establishment of customer & dealer satisfaction improvement plans in conjunction with relevant stakeholders at Kia Europe and markets.

  • Secure successful definition, deployment and tracking of ongoing and future Kia Europe Channel projects and Channel related projects.

Your talents:

  • Business / Marketing university degree or similar.

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in the automotive sector (Sales/AfterSales/Dealer Network/LCV preferred).

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.

  • Customer-oriented and good interpersonal skills.

  • Team player, negotiation skills, resilient, able to prioritize.

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

  • Proficient in both written and spoken English (required). Knowledge of additional European languages 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 more than 40 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 more than 40 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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