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Connected Car Product Manager, Systems in Irvine, CA at Kia Motors America

Date Posted: 8/21/2018

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    Irvine, CA
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Job Description

Kia Motors America’s Connected Car team is looking for an experienced Product Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering innovative solutions for our UVO and owner web portal, mobile app and IOT platform. As Kia gears towards providing a world class connected solution through a subscription based model, this candidate will play a key role in driving the product engagement with the customers and also ensure our offering is competitive and centered towards a personalized customer experience. The Product Manager will also work with other departments within Kia to deliver a seamless product experience to the customer through these channels.   


  •  Develop business plan to ensure achievement of company goals in connected space. 
  • Identify potential paths to increase revenue opportunities associated with connected car space.
  • Manage the launch road map for connected products through the Web/App and IOT channels. Ensure the product delivery meets quality and branding standards for key milestones like quality Gate testing, vehicle launch, etc. Maintain a consistent and uniform UVO brand messaging on brochures, labels, KDealer, and HMI.
  • Manage the customer communication and outreach journey for UVO customers, from free trial to paid conversion. Keep the value engagement ongoing with personalized contents about product, offering and other benefits.  
  • Responsible for cross-functional interface within the company and leading the relevant product launches to ensure the customer is provided with a consistent and unique experience. Act as liaison with service, sales and marketing departments.


  • Bachelors in engineering, computer science, or related Sciences preferred or equivalent work experience require
  • MBA preferred
  • PMP preferred
  • Certified Product Owner Certification preferred

Overall Related Experience:

  • 10+ years of overall industry experience
  • 5+ years of relevant digital product management experience (B2C), including 3+ years in a product leadership role
  • 3+ years of  experience with mobile and IOT platform development and management
  • Relevant Automotive or Connected Car based project management experience a plus.
  • Prior experience to subscription based product offerings will have huge advantage.
  • Leading internal and external teams/task forces.
  • Strong analytical skills - Ability to quickly absorb customer requirements.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Project management experience; ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Fluency in developing product specs and writing user stories
  • Ability to make sound judgments based on tradeoffs of complex problems, stakeholders, and constraints
  • Should have proven track report for developing customer facing content and messages.
  • Ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams to project completion.
  • A general understanding of data security and privacy.
  • Ability to work in a fast moving agile environment and create a balance between multiple competing priorities.
  • Preparation for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
  • Develop / Implement post-launch product monitoring plans to ensure product expectations met.
  • Must possess Advanced PowerPoint portfolio
  • May travel up to 10% as required by job. Occasional travel may be required domestically and/or internationally

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 or


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