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Regional Distribution Manager - CE

Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: Irvine, California, US

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.




Supervise, plan and direct the ordering, allocation and distribution of vehicles to dealers within assigned region.  Coordinate with National Distribution Department and Port Operations Manager the receipt, timely processing and shipment of vehicles.  Develop objectives and compile statistical data to determine dealer sales and availability trends.  Track dealer and regional performance against established objectives.  Effectively manage the regional fleet of company owned vehicles.  Some travel may be required.

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st - 40%

Coordinate the allocation and shipment of vehicles to Kia dealer body.

Priority 2nd - 20%

Prepare the monthly production order and ensure timely transmission to National.

Priority 3rd - 20%

Develop and maintain the regional sales reporting and analysis system.

Priority 4th - 10%

Ensure that the regional fleet of company owned vehicles is administered according to company policy.

Priority 5th - 10%

Monitor the status of all dealers on finance hold to prevent allocation and shipment of vehicles.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Overall Experience

  • 8-10 years experience at the field or regional staff level.

Directly Related Experience

  • Experience with distribution/production ordering systems.


Excellent communication skills required (written and oral)
PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point


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


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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