As a Dealer Development Executive you will be involved in a number of exciting projects raising the profile of the Kia brand and quality of our Dealer network.  Currently this includes:

  • Design and implementation of our new corporate identity (Global Store Concept) across the Kia network that is transforming Dealer facilities

  • Assisting with the setup of new Dealer appointments to the network, including transitions of ownership, acting as a key link between the Dealer and Kia UK (KUK) colleagues across the business

  • Analysis of Dealer KPI reporting through the Dealer Excellence Awards programme reviewing top performing Dealers and areas for improvement

In addition, the nature of the role means that you have a great opportunity to learn about wider Kia UK business operations.


This is a fixed term contract role for 6-12 months.

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 Dealer Development Executive will play a key role in a wide range of departmental activities working closely with colleagues, Dealer partners and suppliers to continue the development of the Kia network

· Analysing Dealer and market data, departmental reporting of results, making recommendations to assist with strategic decision making, Dealer appointment and termination processes, and acting as a key contact between a number suppliers and Dealer partners


Main Responsibilities:

· Responsibility for Dealer appointment and termination processes; acting as a main point of contact between the Dealer, other Kia UK (KUK) departments, and key suppliers

· Take a lead role in the implementation of the new Global Store Concept (GSC) corporate identity, acting as a main point of contact between Dealer partners and suppliers during the programme

· Working closely with the Dealer Development team in the ongoing development of the network representation plan

· Analysis of geographic areas to highlight business opportunities and impact on existing Dealer representation

· Reporting and evaluation of Dealer performance using operational and financial Key Performance Indicators for management review

· Understanding of the Dealer composite process, to include the analysis, interpretation and reporting of financial data received from Kia Dealers

· Providing support during the annual Dealer Business Planning process; to include project planning, monitoring submissions, and assisting Dealers with successful completion of their BP where required

· Evaluation of Dealer compliance to Brand Standards, and monitoring of follow up actions where shortfalls are identified

· Development and maintenance of the Dealer Development Database

· Dealer visits to assist with achievement of business objectives and to support personal development

· Creation and processing of business proposals on SAP as required by the Dealer Development team

· Report the results of the business across the company and Kia Europe / Kia HQ within specified deadlines

· Ad-hoc reports to the management of KUK as required


Person Specification:

· Educated to degree or able to demonstrate sufficient experience and commercial intellect to manage all aspects of the role

· Desirable – experience working in the automotive industry

· Highly numerate and PC literate. MS Office (PowerPoint/Excel/Word)

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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

· Analytically minded with a strong attention to detail

· Project and Stakeholder Management skills


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?