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  • Testimonial Moving from abroad

    Moving from abroad

    Let's hear from Nassim about his move from France to Germany to join our team.
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  • Nassim El Jordi

    I decided to move to Frankfurt at the end of my studies when I had the opportunity to join Kia Europe for my final internship. Before moving there, I was already living in the south of Germany, in Nuremberg (Nürnberg), where I finished my Master’s degree. Coming off of two very good years there, I looked forward to staying in Germany to start an internship.

    Frankfurt as the city of my choice totally made sense to me because I liked the thought of living and working in an international and dynamic city. Frankfurt is also geographically well located; you can travel very easily and anywhere starting from there - also to France, which for me was very important as my family lives there. So Frankfurt ticked all the boxes that made it a very good city for me to move to!

  • Although I was already familiar with living in Germany, Kia made it very easy for me to integrate quickly in this new place and job. When I joined Kia as an intern, the best part for me was that we were a great group of interns. Kia regularly organized cool events that facilitated my integration into the company culture and to meet and get to know other colleagues very easily.

  • I would not exchange the experiences I had for anything in the world. I have had several experiences abroad, working and studying in other countries. So yes! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is still hesitating and has not had the opportunity to experience this yet. When going abroad for the first time, I would recommend joining an international environment. You will be surrounded by people from many different backgrounds who will be able to share your thoughts, feelings and anxiety. Let’s take Kia Europe: The first step is always exciting, but as you have so many people in a similar situation here, it makes taking this step so much easier and you will for sure always remember it!

    Nassim (Specialist Production Management, Business Strategy Group)

  • Testimonial opportunities to grow

    Opportunities to grow

    Carolina shares her personal career development experiences within Kia.
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  • Carolina Idarraga Alvarez

    Since I started as an intern, I have had great ownership of my projects at Kia Europe. Here, I found a network of colleagues that were always happy to provide me with the support and guidance that my ideas needed at the time in order to become real projects. This has not only empowered me, but also helped me to build a growth mindset. What makes working at Kia outstanding for me is the possibility of learning by doing. That means, that we might not know all the answers when starting a project, but we are part of a culture where limits are constantly redefined and challenges are taken as exciting opportunities.

  • Our multicultural atmosphere also creates the perfect set up to constantly learn about other cultures, which has been truly important for me to grow as a human being.

  • I really appreciated the opportunity to rotate in different jobs. Kia Europe has always been very supportive on these moves, which have allowed me to develop in various ways and understand the automotive industry from different angles. Working with different teams and embracing different challenges has also given me the unique opportunity to enhance my soft skills and constantly exceed my learning curve.

    Carolina (Manager Future Trends, Product & Pricing)

  • Testimonial Variety inspires

    Variety inspires

    Find out more from Madhur about our exciting projects and possibilities.
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  • Madhur Boloor

    Considering the rapid developments in the automotive sector, one of the many ways that I am being challenged at Kia Europe is in keeping up with the steady stream of new information that is required to excel at my job. There hasn't yet been a day I haven't learned something new, and as a person who loves an academic environment (and spent 23 consecutive years enrolled in school), it was important for me to find a company where I could work on a wide variety of innovative projects. At Kia, I work on a broad portfolio of short- and long-term projects. Therefore, there are often new and challenging questions that need to be answered. I appreciate this dynamism, because it prevents me from becoming complacent and pushes me to improve every day.

  • When I joined Kia Europe, it was my first time working for a large, multinational automotive company. One of the biggest challenges was simply understanding how to navigate through such a complex organization, with projects that require coordination across brands and continents. The teams here are absolutely great. Everyone has been more than happy to go out of their way to open the right doors for me and point me in the right direction. This open, kind, and collaborative culture has not only helped me with my day-to-day work, but it has also helped me feel as part of a community – something that I truly appreciate after having moved to a new country.

  • My most exciting projects at Kia Europe have been the unplanned. In my first couple of weeks, for example, I followed conversations happening at my neighbour's desks, joined in, and ended up with the opportunity to work on unexpected projects including benchmarking competitors' EVs, and scoping the business case for partnering with a novel start-up company. This meant getting to test drive performance EVs and thinking creatively and strategically about how Kia can create a superior product.

    At Kia Europe, you are part of a company that is serious about becoming a Game Changer and a true industry leader in the field of electrification and mobility. This means that everyone is encouraged to try new – and even crazy – ideas. Through rigorous and robust analysis, one can achieve buy-in and support even at the highest levels. Personally, I couldn’t imagine a more fun and fulfilling environment to work in.

    Madhur (Manager EV Charging Solutions, Product & Pricing)

  • Testimonial empowerment engages

    Empowerment engages

    Let's discover Veronika's understanding of team leadership at Kia.
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  • Veronika Moiseenko

    My understanding of leadership can best be described through a quote by one of my favourite leadership speakers, Simon Sinek. He said, "Leadership is a choice, not a rank". Meaning that anyone in an organization can be a leader, but it's not your title that makes you one. Keeping this in mind, my role is to motivate, engage and inspire my team as well as give opportunities. To help them to achieve more than they imagined for themselves. My job is to create a supportive environment where they will be able to maximize effort to achieve goals: asking for opinions, discussing things, sharing the vision on how a certain project contributes to the greater company goal.

  • Trust and empowerment are the keys in leadership. The pandemic has shown that these elements are the basis for success in the new normal. This was a change we needed to embrace very quickly – and it wouldn’t have been possible without keeping each other's backs and without a culture where everyone is working towards one common goal. But also in "standard" work life, trust and empowerment are truly important – the safer the team feels, the more creative and inspired we all are.

  • Kia helps and supports me to pursue and foster my personal understanding of leadership. On the one hand, Kia is a very dynamic company. Just think of the strides the brand has made in Europe since 2003! On the other hand, we are living in a world that is constantly disrupted by innovation and vicious competition, a world that is far from being stable. Working for Kia, as a leader I am given an opportunity while keeping an eye on the bigger picture, the horizon, to constantly adjust to changing circumstances and situations.

    Veronika (Senior Manager Launch & Marketing Planning, Marketing)

Our benefits for you

We want to make you feel welcome and experience a true sense of belonging. Our benefits can vary depending on where and in which position you join Kia Europe.

  • Smart Working


    Core hours from 10 am to 3 pm, remote work 1 day per week

  • Company Car


    Kia car available for positions from the grade manager and up

  • Job Ticket


    Free use of public transportation (bus and train) within the RMV area

  • Free Canteen


    Free lunch in our canteen (vegetarian, vegan, Korean and European options)

  • LinkedIn Learning


    Free subscription offering constantly curated and convenient learning opportunities

  • Inspiration Hour


    Two hours a month the organisation comes to halt for individual thinking, planning and learning

  • Calm


    Free subscription to meditation app

  • Bonus


    Discretionary or executive bonus depending on the position grade

  • Fair Pay


    Salary in line or above market average, yearly salary review round

  • Relocation Support


    For new joiners that move to Frankfurt

  • Direct Insurance


    40 Euro support per month for direct insurance

  • Private Leasing


    Possibility to lease a Kia car at favourable conditions

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