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Director, Customer Journey

Company: Kia USA
Location: Irvine
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

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. Status Exempt Summary The Director, Customer Journey will oversee Kia Motors America's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) initiatives by overseeing all direct-to-customer vehicle marketing communications and operations,, and new website innovation by utilizing industry tools, analyses marketing program effectiveness and best practice and benchmarks. This position will be the primary liaison for all Kia CRM efforts including but not limited to working with Parts Marketing, Consumer Affairs and Hyundai Capital. This role will provide guidance and direction to agency partners, vendors, budget oversight and processes as necessary to meet business objectives and maximize return on Kia's retail marketing, website innovation, and analytics investments. Develop and utilize analytics to drive website strategies and program improvements. Major Responsibilities Priority Major Responsibility % 1st CRM: Oversee new vehicle direct marketing communications (online & offline) to Kia owners and targeted prospects as well as oversee internet brand generated leads and various program initiatives. 35% 2nd CRM: Represent Marketing in overall KMA Customer Experience Group and participate in brand at retail enhancement efforts, including customer experience marketing projects and implementation of new retail sales and service processes when it relates to marketing. 25% 3rd Website Management: Lead website analytics to measure, track and optimize website program effectiveness and ROI and coordinate with KMC to ensure improvements to website systems and tools are benchmarked and are leveraging best practices. 20% 4th Website Management: Take lead on Customer Journey initiative to redesign customer engagement in driving traffic to the website and enhancing the online experience. 10% 5th Website Management: Lead New Website Technologies for KMA to enhance experience and in driving lower funnel activities and oversee and all its programs and activities to launch and sustain products, and promote on going sales activities. 10% Education/Certification Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required Master's degree desirable Overall Experience 15+ years' experience in Marketing, Advertising or Graphic Design at corporate or agency side required. 10+ years' experience in CRM programs experience required, automotive specific experience highly desired. 5+ years' experience in leading and/or managing digital marketing activities; experience developing and optimizing web and mobile based platforms strongly desired as is experience overseeing paid and owned digital/social platforms and tools required. Directly Related Experience Must have extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite. Must have thorough understanding of marketing strategies and digital operations. Must have solid understanding of the enterprise lead management systems environment. Must be able to demonstrate history of driving cultural change, innovation and growth through brand recognition and customer locality initiatives. Skills Strong project management and organizational skills * Strong strategic planning & leadership development skills PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and/or Illustrator) Strong verbal communication skills Ability to multi-task, juggle competing demands, prioritize and work with other team members at all levels within the company. Strong interpersonal skills Self-motivated Competencies 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 Adapting to Change Communicating Effectively Delivering High Quality Work Entrepreneurial Thinking Managing Resources Developing Talent Driving Continuous Improvement Inspiring and Motivating Others Managing Risk Setting a Strategic Vision Equal Employment Opportunities KMA 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. KMA complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KMA has offices. The KMA 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. Job Segment: Manager, Communications, Marketing Communications, Direct Marketing, Management, Automotive, Marketing

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