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Corporate Administration Manager

Date: Jun 17, 2022

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.




The Corporate Administration Manager will be responsible for the development and administration of all department policies and procedures and all facets of corporate administration, including contract administration and vendor management.  Will manage the major Corporate Administration vendors, including travel, mobile devices, insurance, mail room and reception, the café, and the gym.  This role is also responsible for the project management of corporate events and assisting with Team Member Meetings. The position will plan and maintain the departmental budget, control expenses, and work with Kia’s Legal Assistance Request Portal (LDAR). The Corporate Administration manager will lead the company insurance renewal process and will complete other ad hoc items and projects. 

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 50%

Responsible for managing the corporate administration procedures and vendors including mail room, , cafe, travel, cell phones, and other corporate services.  

2nd Priority - 15%

Manage Corporate Events including but not limited to: Team Member events, community related events held at the Kia Corporate Office and assist as a resource for departmental events as needed.

3rd Priority - 15%

Plan, track and manage expenditures in accordance with established annual budgets.

4th Priority - 5%

Assist with the management of company’s general insurance policies, including the broker relationship as it relates to given insurance policies.  

5th Priority - 15%

Ad hoc items including COVID-19 management, subscription management, office supplies, shipping, asset tracking, preparing team member communications, Intranet and Teams posts, management of General Affairs systems, support of Regional Administrators and TTC Instructors.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required. 

Overall Experience

  • 0-3+ years of staff management experience
  • 5+ years of vendor or contract management experience in a corporate environment required
  • Supervision experience of multiple vendors and/or staff members required
  • Experience with budget preparation and reconciliation, including tracking expenses required.

Directly Related Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in a corporate environment required 
  • Experience with Administration and/or Event planning, including contract negotiation preferred
  • Experience in policy writing and implementation preferred.


Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Excellent written and oral communication.
Advanced knowledge of project planning and 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


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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