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Sr. Pricing and Residual Value Strategy Manager in Irvine, CA at Kia Motors America

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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Sr. Pricing and Residual Value Strategy Manager

SUMMARY

Develop, present and negotiate pricing strategies, concepts, proposals, and recommendations for Kia brand and all current and future products in coordination with RHQ, Product Planning, Sales, Marketing , Finance departments and KMC that achieves volume and mix targets and KMA margins to optimize revenue while accounting for competitive market actions, trends, company capabilities.  Develop analysis to identify opportunities to optimize new vehicle pricing, profit and market penetration.     Develop and maintain competitive trends and analyze competitive actions.  Also lead new vehicle residual value strategy that achieves KMA and KMC KPI targets.    

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY
  • Develop and present pricing strategies for current and future models.  Analyze product value added, margins and revenue, competitive pricing, value trends, volume and residual targets and develop KMA pricing concepts and strategies for future models that best balance internal strategies with external factors.  Price planning to begin at concept stage and continue throughout development with regular checks of value added, margin and volume potential.
  • Develop and present new model residual strategies optimizing price, content and volumes to achieve residual targets.  Coordinate strategies and targets with HMG corporate planning.   Provide analysis and demonstrate new vehicles from concept to road testing with the support of the Product Planner and HMG.  
  • Manage pricing department staff and ensure all goals are met and status is reported in a timely manner. 
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education:
  • Advanced degree preferred
Overall Related Experience:
  • 8+ years’ experience in automotive, product planning, pricing, marketing, finance or related field required
Directly Related Experience:
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Expert spreadsheet analysis
  • Distillation of detailed data into executive summary reports
  • Expert negotiation and presentation
  • Pricing / financial analysis background
  • Automotive basic background
 SKILLS
  • Analytical/mathematical skills critical
  • Advanced Excel skills critical
  • MS Access, PowerPoint skills and knowledge of Mtab, POLK, JATO, beneficial
  • Creative problem solving
  • Written and oral presentations
  • Teamwork
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 www.kia.com/ or kiajobs.com.

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