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Mobility & PBV Manager

Date: Sep 15, 2021

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.




 This position will play an important role in executing long-range strategy for Kia North America’s regional subsidiaries (USA/Canada/Mexico). A future-driven automotive company, Kia has access to vast and diverse partnerships and are excited to fill this position with an individual that can derive business improvements and insight from this collaboration. Strong applicants for this role will have planning, researching and strategic skills to leverage communication with related partners as well as perform reproducible business analysis aligned with the customer trend. 

Major Responsibilities

Priority Major Responsibility %
1st Planning for a mid-to-long term strategy 
  • Structure an integrated strategy to implement Plan S  
  • Establish the US/Canadian/Mexico strategic framework
2nd Analyzing the market & customer trend      
  • Analyze the main player’s strategy and derive the insight 
  • Monitor the key customer trends and forecast demand
3rd Establishing the mobility business eco-system  
  • Discover collaborative elements between existing stakeholders 
  • Create new idea-based partnerships
  • Collaborate on city council-sponsored projects
4th Investigating the B2B & Commercial market for PBV      
  • Research the B2B & Commercial customer in North America
  • Identify the requirement of the future product & solution
  • Participate in auto-delivery robot business and hub operation
5th Executing the new business ideas with strategic planning    
  • Develop the new profit structure with a new business model 
  • Business feasibility check and implementation of new ideas (E.g EV subscription)



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Master’s degree a plus.

Overall Experience

  • Minimum 7-10 years relevant experience in the automotive industry, business/market research, and a strong interest in mobility solutions 
  • Deep experience in US automotive markets is a must.
  • Required 3-5 years of project management or high-level administrative experience, or 2-3 years of project management or high-level administrative experience with master’s degree 
  • Preferred 5+ years of consulting or research experience on mobility or PBV  preferred  
  • Preferred 5+ years of start-up experience related to the automotive business preferred 

Directly Related Experience

  • Strong business analysis skills and experience 
  • Business structuring for B2B or Commercial market 
  • New idea implementation experience for the mobility service 


Excellent communication and presentation skills required (written and oral).
Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Ability to multi-task, juggle competing demands, prioritize and work with other team members at all levels within the company.
Ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality on all matters
Knowledge of project planning preferred


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


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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