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EV Strategic Planning Manager

Date: Nov 8, 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.




Kia North America’s new business team is looking for an experienced EV strategic planning manager to assist in creating the strategic direction to develop the new market opportunities with a new EV product line (along with accompanying service solutions).     

The manager will be responsible for collaborating across multiple departments to research trends, analyze data, and develop strategies across Kia North America (U.S., Mexico, and Canada). 

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 40%
Planning the new business model leading the EV trend

  • Develop the profit structure with a new business model 
  • Business feasibility check and implementation of new ideas (E.g EV subscription, UBI, Grid Charing and so on)
  • Analyze the competition and investment trend in EV market    

2nd Priority - 20%
Establishing the EV mobility business eco-system  

  • Conduct financial analysis for the competitors and start-ups 
  • Create new idea-based partnerships
  • Discover the business opportunities and implement the PoC
  • Business feasibility check and implementation of new ideas

3rd Priority - 40%

Managing the mid-to-long term EV strategy 

  • Structure an integrated strategy to implement Plan S  
  • Establish the US/Canadian/Mexico strategic framework
  • Propose the Long-range EV strategy based on volume
  • Correspond the government regulatory (e.g., TNC, IRA)


  • Bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience required.  
  • MBA preferred

Overall Experience

  • 10+ years of overall industry experience, with start-up experience preferred
  • 3-5 years of project management or high-level management experience 
  • 3-5 years of experience with light duty commercial vehicles, either in consulting, strategy, or business development

Directly Related Experience

  • Strong business analysis skills and experience 
  • Experience with EV research or consulting in the industry 
  • Experience from the OEM’s   planning or strategy division 


Position 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


Ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality on all matters with the Executive Office.
Ability to multi-task, manage through competing demands, prioritize, and work with other team members at all levels within the company.
Advanced knowledge of project planning and management.
Excellent communication skills required (written and oral)
Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


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

$95,200.00 - $128,500.00 


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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