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CSR Marketing & Operations Manager

Date: Nov 16, 2021

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.

Status

Exempt

Summary

This role will manage, lead and execute Kia’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program and overall vehicle Marketing Operations. This includes the development and management of Kia’s CSR strategy, its creation and implementation, leading model refreshes and their campaign, integration and communications and marketing vehicle support. The position will also be responsible for attaining partnerships and collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders supporting Kia’s marketing efforts.   

Major Responsibilities

Priority Major Responsibility %
1st CSR Strategy, Creation, and Implementation:
Establish the strategy for leading and executing the creation and implementation of Kia America’s (KUS) corporate social responsibility objectives. Continue to enhance KUS’s Corporate Social Responsibility program to ensure it is sustainable and aligns with KUS’s business goals while demonstrating value to its stakeholders, customers, Team Members, communities, and partners.
65%
2nd  Marketing Vehicle Program Support:
Oversee the management of prototype and production vehicle requests by maintaining vehicle schedules within Marketing and other KUS departments, working with logistics, car prep and determining solutions for efficiency and possible schedule conflicts. Support in-person movement of cars associated with vehicle requests, as well oversee the prototype orders and check-in process.
20%
3rd  Model Refresh Lead:
Lead the cross functional marketing team on model refresh strategy and campaigns partnering with BI, SALES & PPD. This includes the development of USPs, providing product & business insights, asset planning, field communications, creative development and production, etc.
15%

 

Education/Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing or equivalent work experience required

Overall Experience

  • Minimum 7-10 years marketing experience. Can be a combination of any: agency, auto, CSR.

Directly Related Experience

  • Automotive OEM experience 
  • Minimum 7-10 years CSR, operations and/or marketing experience at another organization
  • Working knowledge of basic database platforms.
  • Proven skills in developing consensus with internal and external stakeholders via business acumen focused communication.
  • Demonstrated success in a fast paced, high workload environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration, strategic thinking, analytics, written and verbal communications, organization, attention to detail, planning and innovation.

Skills

Ability to work with multiple stakeholders (internal and external)
Strong agency management skills
Strong oral/written communication skills
PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
Strong command of data sets, customer behavior, segmentation and modeling
Basic knowledge in data warehousing/database technology and CRM software solutions

Competencies

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

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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