Business Strategy Specialist

Date: Sep 10, 2023

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92606

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.




This position will be responsible for supporting the Business Strategy Team’s initiatives. As the Business Strategy Specialist, you will regularly compile KPIs of Kia North America (Kia NA) respective subsidiaries and analyze their industry trends and sales status. You will also generally manage retail and wholesale business plans, utilizing resources and outputs such as sales forecasts and results of each Kia NA’s subsidiary. Understanding and analyzing both the market and economic trends are also part of responsibility. The Business Strategy Specialist will also play a part in submitting reports on Kia NA’s market and sales status and refining them into further analysis.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 45%

  • Research and prepare weekly report for corporates’ market profile report (macroeconomic, industry, market, consumer trend and Kia NA subsidiaries’ weekly sales status)
  • Integrating and administrating Kia NA (daily/monthly/quarterly/annual) sales and market status
  • Administrating subsidiaries’ business plans and analyzing sales forecasts and results
  • Collecting materials for the meetings between Kia NA and Kia Headquarters (Kia HQ)/Subsidiaries/other divisions

2nd Priority - 45%

  • Supporting Kia NA operations by integrating and analyzing subsidiaries and other North American market related issues
  • Resolving and processing issues
  • Investigating the operation of KUS/KCA/KMX in accordance with conditions of the sales/manufacturing subsidiaries

3rd Priority - 10%

  • Business Strategy Team’s other administration and coordinating tasks
    • Overall management of team’s general administrative(data/analysis/report) tasks
    • Coordination of tasks requiring collaborating/ between departments
    • Other ad-hoc(occasionally occurring) tasks that requires urgent matters


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Finance or related field or equivalent work experience required.
  • MBA or other advanced analytical degree or equivalent work experience a plus.


Overall Experience

  • Minimum 7 years academic + industry experience in data analysis, visualization and reporting, including advanced statistical and analytical techniques. Automotive industry preferred.

Directly Related Experience


  • Experience in creating reports, charts and graphs using Excel and PowerPoint as main software for analysis and presentation.
  • Experience in building, maintaining or utilizing business analytics dashboards preferred
  • Familiarity with automotive data systems (such as MarketView, S&P, PIN Explorer) a plus
  • Experience with management of competitive and business intelligence vendors required
  • Experience with additional analytical & database tools such as R, SPSS, SAS strongly preferred
  • English and Korean bilingual language proficiency preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Occasional travel may be required domestically and/or internationally. 
  • May need to work additional hours outside of normal business hours as required by the job, including weekends or holidays.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality on all matters
Ability to multi-task, manage through competing demands, prioritize and work with other team members at all levels within the company.
Excellent communication skills required (written and oral)
Knowledge of project planning preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint


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

Pay Range

$81,361 - $93,113

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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