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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

Job mission:
• 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.

Your responsibilities:

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

Your talents:
• 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
Frankfurt Germany


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