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Manager, Business Intelligence & Analysis

Date: Mar 16, 2023

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.




Find, synthesize/analyze relevant business and market information to formulate insights for Kia North America executive management.  Assist in developing company business plans, support cost-effective decision-making/ implementation and provide leading support of key strategic initiatives (example: Plan S ramp up of electrification/ purpose-built vehicles/ mobility services). Report on model monthly performance and quarterly marginal profits.  Lead special projects and cross-functional initiatives as necessary in support of executive management goals.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 25%

Synthesize available data on trends and future forecasts from all aspects of the business into clear insights to help shape the company business plans and executions.  Provide thought leadership on emerging consumer trends and market developments that would likely influence today’s business decisions.  Supervise reporting of quarterly updates on Industry and Economic trends / forecasts.   Supervise production of monthly model performance tracking reports and follow-up ad-hoc analysis.

2nd Priority - 25%

Provide cross-functional leadership in development of Charging Strategies in support of KUS EV business goals.  Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Product, Service, CX in developing proposed solutions for in-home, on-road and dealership charging strategies.  Monitor and report on Industry trends and infrastructure development, as well as provide periodic appraisals of Kia EV charging support competitiveness.  Collaborate with KUS based development teams to ensure vehicle hardware, charging capabilities and Apps meet CX goals and market competitiveness requirements.  Identify partnerships / support initiatives with third-party providers for potential promotional / collaboration efforts.  

3rd Priority - 15%

Supervise development of quarterly marginal profit reports for each model with key goal of identifying potential profit optimization opportunities for management consideration.  Oversee maintenance of the automated profit reporting system accuracy with data QA inputs and adjustments as needed.

4th Priority - 15%

Provide input for developing company long range vehicle development business plans, taking into account company core competencies, brand position, consumer trends, industry / segment forecasts, competitor actions and regulatory environment compliance needs.  Collaborate with Product Planning, Sales, Marketing, and Compliance teams in helping to develop a range of options for executive management consideration.  

5th Priority - 20%

Provide Ad Hoc, quick turn-around, and high-level research for requests by the executive management team.  Lead in developing special presentations to support executive management as needed Lead special projects and cross-functional initiatives on as needed basis to support executive leadership goals.  Acquire necessary expertise through outside resources and consultants, as appropriate, to support new projects. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Master’s degree in business or related field preferred

Overall Experience

  • Minimum of 12 years as manager

Directly Related Experience

  • Minimum of 12 years of successful business analysis, business planning or consulting

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
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Ability to analyze disparate data to uncover trends and relationships
Ability to clearly convince and convey (written and oral) analysis and results towards action
Ability to manage and coordinate cross-functional activities and agendas
Ability to manage conflict and resolve issues
Analytical and problem solving
Confident self-starter with can-do attitude that can overcome obstacles.
Deep quantitative skills with ability to identify and scope strategic tasks agenda
Highly organized and process driven
Professional business discipline
Resourceful and imaginative in helping craft business solutions
Strong Project Management skills are needed to coordinate work efforts between other subsidiaries and push product enhancements.


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

$122,300.00 - $171,200.00 


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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