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Sr. Mobility Operations Manager

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.




This position will play an important role in executing mobility strategy and operations for Kia North America’s regional subsidiaries (USA/Canada/Mexico). A future-driven automotive company, Kia has access to vast and diverse partnerships and is 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 customer trends. 

Major Responsibilities

1st Priority - 30%

Operating the new mobility program for North America 

  • Analyze the trends in ride-hailing, car sharing, and subscription.
  • Discover collaborative elements between existing stakeholders 
  • Create new idea-based partnerships for Car as a Service
  • Collaborate on city council-sponsored projects

2nd Priority - 30%

Executing new business ideas with strategic planning

  • Develop the new profit structure with a new business model 
  • Business feasibility check and implementation of new ideas
  • Mobility business support between USA, Canada, and Mexico
  • Establish the new business solution in the EV transition

3rd Priority - 20%

Analyzing mobility market and customer trends   

  • Analyze OEM’s mobility strategy and derive insight 
  • Monitor key customer trends and forecast demand.

4th Priority - 20%

Researching future business opportunities 

  • Research the issue & trend in the autonomous market.
  • Find a new opportunity in Robo-Taxi and Auto-Delivery Service.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

Overall Experience

  • Required 2-3 years of project management experience.
  • Preferred 1-2 years of consulting or research experience on mobility industry.
  • Preferred 1-2 years of start-up experience related to the automotive business.

Directly Related Experience

  • Strong business analysis skills and 7-10 years of overall industry related experience 
  • Business structuring experience for Ride-Hailing or subscription  
  • 1-2 years of experience with EV strategy and planning 


Position Requirements:

  • Occasional  international travel required
  • May need to work hours outside of normal business hours as required by the job, including weekends or holidays.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



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
Expertise in 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

Pay Range

$101,100.00 - $141,600.00 

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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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