District Sales Mgr
Kia Motors America - Irvine, CA

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SUMMARY:
To ensure the following are accomplished effectively and efficiently:

Maximum wholesale/retail sales of Kia vehicles to achieve annual objectives.

Implement KMA sales & marketing policies, procedures and operating standards to ensure program(s) compliance.

Provide dealer assistance in the development of effective advertising/merchandising plans & sales promotion.

Train dealership sales personnel in the areas of sales & product knowledge to maximize Kia retail sales and customer satisfaction.

All Kia dealerships portray a consistent, high-quality image in the marketplace, properly utilizing Kia dealership identification, point-of-sale displays, and vehicle inventory displays.

Dealer development actions completed, including new dealer proposals, replacements, buy/sells, terminations and ownership changes.

All Kia dealerships are profitable, sufficiently capitalized and maintain adequate floor plan lines of credit to meet KMA’s operating standard.

Qualified dealership management is provided to maintain average or above average market share.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES :
Wholesale/allocate new Kia vehicles

Develop and implement action plans with dealers that will improve/assure:

a. Kia retail sales performance;

b. Sales satisfaction of customers;

c. Adherence to Kia dealership operating standards

Coordinate dealer expansion efforts by:
a. Identifying market representation needs;

b. Prospecting for qualified dealer candidates;

c. Evaluating dealer candidate proposals;

d. Making dealer appointment recommendations.

Ensure dealer maintains the following to maximize Kia presence in each dual or exclusive dealership:

a. Effective showroom display;

b. Vehicle inventory display;

c. Point-of-sale display;

d. Traffic control systems;

e. Merchandising activities;

f. Advertising programs.

Recommend corrective dealer action when dealer fails to meet sales, financial and customer satisfaction forecasts.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Overall Related Experience:
4-6 years automotive wholesale sales experience (import experience desirable).

Prefer 4-6 years experience as a District Sales Manager or related experience.

Parts and Service experience a plus

Directly Related Experience:
Retail dealership experience in sales is desirable

Kia Motors America offers an environment where we place a strong focus on our customer, embrace challenges and work collaboratively. If you’re looking for this type of a dynamic company, then Kia Motors America should be in your consideration for employment opportunities. Based in one of the nation's most desirable communities in Southern California. Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% paid health insurance, 401(k) plan, plus much more. EOE M/F/D/V. For more information about Kia, please visit our website at www.kia.com/ or kiajobs.com."

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