Regional Administrator

Date: Feb 14, 2024

Location: Downers Grove, Illinois, US

Company: Kia America, Inc.

At Kia, we’re creating award-winning products and redefining what value means in the automotive industry. It takes a special group of individuals to do what we do, and we do it together. Our culture is fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative. Our people thrive on thinking differently and challenging the status quo. We are creating something special here, a culture of learning and opportunity, where you can help Kia achieve big things and most importantly, feel passionate and connected to your work every day.

Kia provides team members with competitive benefits including premium paid medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your dependents, 401(k) plan matching of 100% up to 6% of the salary deferral, and time off starting at 14 days per year. Kia also offers company lease and purchase programs, company-wide holiday shutdown, paid volunteer hours, and premium lifestyle amenities at our corporate campus in Irvine, California.




Oversee all daily regional office operations including regional office management, provide analytical and administrative support to the VP/Regional Director, Regional Staff Managers, and team members. The position encompasses wearing many hats, supporting the team and office space, acting as the “voice of the Region” being the liaison between KUS groups, i.e. Facilities, Finance, Marketing, Sales Ops, HR, regional team members, Autoever, and building management. Manage administrative tasks and participate in the development and implementation of office administrative brand standards.

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st - 50%

Provide support to Regional Director and Regional staff managers by handling analytical and administrative tasks daily. Assist other departments as needed with reports and mailings to ensure achievement of Regional goals are met.  Create and initiate correspondence and memoranda.  Serve as a liaison to others, both within and outside the department and/or company.  Carry out special projects and assignments from coordination and planning to execution.  Pro-actively manage multiple calendars (marketing, sales, regional, etc.) and take action to resolve conflict or improve efficiencies.  Drive and maintain positive, results oriented work environment by building partnerships and modeling teamwork.

Priority 2nd - 20%

Point of contact for property management vendor.  Collaborate with corporate facilities team to manage and coordinate facility and administrative support services for the office including mail, record management and other office facility support services keeping the office running efficiently. Oversee all office billing, accounts and budget, ensuring accuracy and that company procedures are followed.

Priority 3rd - 10%

Coordinates all meetings and most travel for Director/ Managers/ Dealer Council & field team members.  Coordinate all Korea Trip details with KMA departments and dealers. Point of contact for travel arranging, concerns and issues.

Priority 4th - 10%

Coordinate with IT department on all office equipment.

Priority 5th - 10%

Coordinate New Hire process with HR team and Managers.  Prepare, review and maintain the regional budget.

Handle other administrative tasks and reporting as needed. 



  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience is required.

Overall Experience

  • 5+ years administrative experience required
  • 10+ years administrative experience preferred

Directly Related Experience

  • 2-5 years projects management experience preferred
  • 3 years in automotive industry desired


Advanced written and verbal communication skills and mainframe PC skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word software.
Comprehensive interpersonal skills with all levels of management.


CHALLENGE - Solving Complex Problems
COLLABORATION - Building and Supporting Teams
CUSTOMER - Serving Customers
GLOBALITY - Showing Community and Social Responsibility
PEOPLE - Interacting with People at Different Levels
Adapting to Change
Championing Customer Needs
Communicating Effectively
Delivering High Quality Work
Entrepreneurial Thinking

Pay Range

$57,428.00 - $76,919.37 

Pay will be based on several variables that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, etc.


Equal Employment Opportunities

KUS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KUS complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KUS has offices.  The KUS EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.


Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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