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Distribution Operations Administrator

Date: Jan 6, 2021

Location: Irvine, California, US

Company: KIA Motors America

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.




Assist in maintaining SAP master file and inputting Monroney Label texts. Ensure that the wholesale release process for every series should be complete and perfect by collaborating with various parties. Provide support to distribution management in planned and ad-hoc reports/activities.

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st - 30%

Maintain the vehicles master data and keep them up-to-date.

Priority 2nd - 25%

Input Monroney Label texts and ensure their accuracy by closely working with product planners and Business Strategy.

Priority 3rd - 20%

Ensure the seamless process of the new vehicle release for wholesale including the regulatory data and pricing upload / validation.

Priority 4th - 15%

Maintain the SAP Vehicle Model Master (Trim Level) in a timely manner by communicating with related parties.

Priority 5th - 10%

Provide query support to Sales, Marketing, Service, Legal and other department(s)/region(s) as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field

Overall Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years wholesale automotive experience

Directly Related Experience

  • One (1) year sales, sales planning and/or production planning experience desired


Advanced quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
Advanced organizational and planning skills
SAP or equivalent system experience required.
Well-developed presentation skills
Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills


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
Managing Resources


Equal Employment Opportunities

KMA 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.  KMA complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KMA has offices.  The KMA 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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