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Regulatory Compliance Manager

Date: Mar 29, 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.


Principle role 

Manage Kia’s pre-sale regulatory compliance for GHG/CAFÉ, ZEV, LEV, and other regulations. Monitor and guide CAFÉ/GHG and ZEV compliance, developing near and longer term compliance proposals and recommendations. Manage and monitor safety regulatory topics (NHTSA, IIHS), as well as other regulatory topics such as 33% weight limitations and AALA.  Serve as SME for core regulatory topics.

Interaction with certain KMA and KMNA departments, HATCI, and Namyang R&D  
Work with KMA Sales, Distribution, Kia Motors Corporation affiliates, and R&D entities (HATCI, Namyang R&D Regulatory Compliance Team (RCT)).

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st - 80%

CAFÉ/GHG: Monitor and guide CAFÉ and GHG compliance by model, and recommend compliance strategies given various volume scenarios, mix%, and powertrain offerings. Manage occasional ad hoc projects such as CAFÉ scenarios, off-cycle credits, and related collaboration with Kia/Hyundai Motor Group affiliates, etc.    

ZEV: Monitor and guide ZEV compliance (including monthly communication with field sales management), compose compliance strategies/proposals based on various volume scenarios.

LEV III: Monitor and guide LEV compliance strategies (for NMOG, evap, and PM compliance).

IIHS: monitor and define product requirements necessary for IIHS TSP and TSP+

Inertia Test Weight (ITW): work with KMA Distribution to guide and recommend on 33% limitation matters.

Regulatory SME: serve as in-house expert on GHG and CAFE, ZEV, LEV III, NHTSA and IIHS (TSP, TSP+) tests and ratings, Monroney labels/fuel economy labeling, and FMVSS topics. Research related laws and regulations as needed.

Represent: Represent Kia, and interact with various trade associations, California Air Resources Board (CARB), EPA, trade association member companies, etc.

Priority 2nd - 20%

Ad hoc projects related regulatory compliance, and potentially other topics

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Advanced degree (MSE, MBA) preferred
Overall Experience
  • 8+ years of experience in regulatory compliance, engineering, or related fieldsv
Directly Related Experience
  • Strong knowledge of automotive regulations, and the near and longer term regulatory landscape and implications
  • Solid knowledge of green automotive sectors (hybrid, PHEV, FCEV, EV)
  • Ability to distill complex data into concise executive reports Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong Excel competency
Competency in sourcing regulatory legislation
Familiarity with IHS, JATO, JDP PIN, Polk, mTab beneficial
PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
Precise analytical/mathematical skills critical
Acumen for accuracy and problem resolution
Excellent communication and presentation skills required (written and oral).
Ability to partner easily with senior leadership and team members.
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
Adapting to Change
Championing Customer Needs
Communicating Effectively
Delivering High Quality Work
Entrepreneurial Thinking
Managing Resources


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.


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