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Parts Pricing Specialist

Date: May 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.




 Maintain pricing on over 408,400 parts and accessories based on company parts pricing strategies by segment to achieve parts sales margins and gross profit targets. Effectively track and communicate parts pricing and financial performance. Administer Parts Liaison department budget, purchases, payment requests (including vendor invoice validation), PR/PO creation, manual parts invoice creation, and receivables with fiscal responsibility.

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 35%   

Maintain pricing systems, processes, and cost/price on over 480,400 parts and accessories based on company parts pricing strategies by segment to achieve sales margin and gross profit targets while assisting in the tracking and communication of performance against targets and while staying 100% K-SOX compliant

2nd Priority - 20%

Conduct internal and external part price comparisons to determine appropriate competitive pricing position.

3rd Priority - 20%

Administer Parts Liaison department budget, purchases, and payment requests, including vendor invoice validation, PR/PO creation; manual parts invoice creation, and receivables.


4th Priority - 15%

Monitoring overall financial performance of the Parts area through accurate P&L reporting to management and executives


5th Priority - 10%

Miscellaneous support for corporate, field and dealer parts pricing inquiries and special projects in a timely and professional manner as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 4 years pricing or analytical experience in lieu of degree.

Overall Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Parts business experiences preferred.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Data analysis or Pricing experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of pricing concepts (like margin %) preferred.

Directly Related Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis and applied pricing strategy.

  • Thorough computer application knowledge required.

  • Financial administration experience required.

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.


Strong PC skills including Access, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Precise analytical/mathematical skills critical
Excellent written and verbal 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

Pay Range

$57,428.00 - $74,679.00 

Pay will be based on several variables that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to, job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, etc.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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