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Sr. Logistics Manager (Irvine, California, US)

Company: Kia Motors America
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 9, 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.StatusExemptSummaryOversees all aspects of daily operations. Directly responsible for insuring regional and corporate wholesale objectives are executed at the operational level. Insures adherence by KMA's logistics vendor of KMA policies, procedures and objectives. Oversee all Port Installed Option (PIO) operation, including but not limited to parts inventory management and installation facilitation.Major Responsibilities1st Priority - 40%Work with all 5 KMA regions, Fleet and logistics provider to develop and monitor daily, weekly and monthly port production targets. Resolve port production issues as they arise.2nd Priority - 20%Maintain open and regular communications between KMA's logistics provider and KMA corporate/regional management teams to ensure all necessary Port Installed Options (PIO) parts are available for all port processing.3rd Priority - 20%Monitor vendor billing, including off-site storage, transportation and general processing expenses.4th Priority - 10%Conduct regular audits of logistics provider and VPCs to ensure compliance with KMA policies, goals and objectives.5th Priority- 10%Negotiate and monitor contractual agreement with logistics vendor.Education/Certification* Bachelor degree or equivalent work experienceOverall Experience* General knowledge of vehicle handling processes and procedures* Extensive knowledge of US Customs practices relating to importation of new vehicles.* Comprehensive knowledge of vehicle transportation practices and processes; operation of large scale logistics networks* In-depth understanding of distribution management; P&L responsibility for a large scale logistics network;* Knowledge of US Customs regulations and practices; management experience in a union environment.* Knowledge of AAR rail multi-level fleet sizing methodologyDirectly Related Experience* 10+ years of experience in wholesale automotive logistics network design; design of automated payment and tracking systems* Minimum of 5 years supervisory or management experience in vehicle logistics or port operations with an automotive importer or manufacturer.* 7+ years of experience in selecting and developing vehicle processing facilities* 5+ years of experience in negotiating short and long term land leases with governmental agencies; management of a vehicle processing or post-production facility* 5+ experience in contracting and managing shipments via ocean carrier; experience in contracting and managing shipment via rail; experience in contracting and managing shipments via truck;SkillsExcellent communication skills required (written and oral)Excellent MS Office suite skills (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).CompetenciesCHALLENGE - Solving Complex ProblemsCOLLABORATION - Building and Supporting TeamsCUSTOMER - Serving CustomersGLOBALITY - Showing Community and Social ResponsibilityPEOPLE - Interacting with People at Different LevelsAdapting to ChangeChampioning Customer NeedsCommunicating EffectivelyDelivering High Quality WorkEntrepreneurial ThinkingDeveloping TalentDriving Continuous ImprovementInspiring and Motivating OthersManaging RiskSetting a Strategic VisionEqual Employment OpportunitiesKMA 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.

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