This is a great opportunity to join Kia UK as it continues to outperform the UK automotive industry. Having hit, for the first time in its history, 100,000 sales in 2022 this exciting role in the Supply Chain team sits at the heart of the business and its success. You will work with both internal and external partners to support vehicle stock utilisation and back order management, along with developing and analysing data to support continued process developments and improvements.

We offer a great benefits package and offer hybrid working with the option to work from home 2 days a week, the remaining days will be based at our Head Office in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Purpose of the job:

· The day to day management of information relating to vehicle allocation and supply to Kia (UK) Ltd (KUK) Dealer network.

· Other related support duties within the Supply Chain area of Systems and Operations.

Main Responsibilities/Tasks:

· Operation of the vessel manifests process to load new vehicles onto the SAP platform. This includes amendments to the arrival date and respective communication to stakeholders.

· Handling of Dealer calls and other communication streams relating to the management of vehicle orders, allocation and supply.

· Prepare excel reporting on request and provide initial analysis for review and onward actions.

· Pro-active management of back-orders via stock swaps and colour / specification changes.

· Maintenance of minimum stockholding to ensure capability of achieving vehicle sales objectives.

· Liaison with relevant Regional Business Managers with regards to Dealer issues and stock situation.

· Operation of the vehicle allocation system, involving regular liaison with Kia Regional Business Managers and Finance House as to network allocations. This also includes control of vehicle movements relating to dealer appointments, vehicle stop, dealer terminations, and return of vehicles.

· Administration of vehicle invoicing, credit and re-invoicing processes.

· Assist in taking dealer calls for Used Cars.

· Assist with the processing and administration of Used Cars.

· Assist with the processing and administration of Company Cars (including Pool Cars).

· Assist with the processing and administration of Fleet contract.

Person Specification:


· A good general education – 4 GCSE’s including English Language and Mathematics.



· Administration experience preferred.



· High level of understanding of Microsoft Excel.

· Good level of understanding of Microsoft applications and SAP (desirable).

· Excellent telephone handling skills.

· High level of flexibility.

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

· Self-starter, motivated, driven and with a desire to learn.

At Kia, we are committed to employing the best-qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and thereby not discriminating against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or disability.

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This role is based in our head office in Walton on Thames. Can you confirm that this is a feasible commute from where you reside or that you are willing to relocate?