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Human Resources Generalist

Date: Apr 4, 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.




Under supervision of the area manager, provides assistance to the Human Resources Talent Team supporting various administrative duties including reporting requirements (ad hoc, month and year-end), recruiting coordinator activities, invoice payments (PR/PO), and other administrative support as required, including filing and copying. This includes handling and maintaining information in a confidential manner.  Position will also support various professional level assignments, such as recruiting support, summer intern program coordination, onboarding and offboarding coordination, and organization of materials for team member meetings.  This position is not a business client group facing role but supports the internal HR department, specifically the talent team.

Major Responsibilities

Priority Major Responsibility %
1st Assist with the recruiting function by creating requisitions, posting positions internally and externally, scheduling interviews, screening and filtering through applications, conducting scripted phone screens, greeting candidates, and assist with onboarding functions as needed.  Initiate relocation for internal and external hires upon confirmation from HR Business Partners. 35%
2nd Support Talent Team functions and HR/Learning and Engagement team members by providing administrative support to the team and with various professional level assignments as required such as monitoring and responding to basic HR inquiries in HR inbox, creating meeting minutes, various administrative support on ad-hoc projects and initiatives. 35%
3rd Process Talent Team related invoices (such as relocation, temp services, and etc.), and create PR/POs and ensure timely processing, submit monthly accruals, including follow-up with Finance as required.  Process budget transfers as requested. 20%
4th Consolidate and submit weekly and monthly reports as necessary.  Reports typically created and validated by the HR Business Partners. 10%



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

Overall Experience

  • Minimum 2+ years of administrative experience required.

Directly Related Experience

  • Minimum 2-5 years of HR support experience preferred.


Other Requirements:

  • 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 work in a high-intensity, fast paced environment
Applicant Tracking System and/or HRIS experience a plus.
Confidentiality is paramount for the successful candidate. Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material and data.
Organization and ability to plan workload.
Strong customer service focus, good written, verbal and time management skills.
Strong PC Skills: Microsoft Office Tools: Word, Excel, Power Point and Office 365.
Requires ability to multi-task amongst daily duties as well as special projects.


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


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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