Manager, Diversity And Inclusion

Kia USA Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 3 months ago

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 100% 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.




Development a set of guiding diversity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) principles that are aligned with Company's Corporate Philosophy and Values. Establish diversity objectives with a clear timeline for achievement by the organization. Assess, plan and implement action items to improve Inclusion & Diversity competency. Work toward positioning Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) among the leaders in the automotive industry in the areas of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Equality. At the direction of EVP, Legal and corporate Diversity and CSR, provide overall management of Company's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and programs.

Major Responsibilities

Priority 1st

  • 20%

Develop a set of guiding principles for diversity and inclusion for KMA that are aligned with the Kia Motors' corporate philosophy and values and position KMA amongst the leaders in inclusion, diversity, equity and equality.

Priority 2nd

  • 30%

Assess, develop and provide guidance to the Company regarding internal programs, education and training that promote inclusion, diversity and equality among the team members Champion, monitor and report on progress on actions to improve culture.

Priority 3rd

  • 20%

Develop internal diversity initiatives with clear success metrics to monitor Company progress and achievement, related to improvement of inclusion and diversity in the areas of Marketing, Advertising, Procurement, Dealer Development, Corporate Leadership, Retail Leadership, Workforce Representation and other functional areas.

Priority 4th

  • 20%

Advise and represent the Company externally on all inclusion and diversity-related matters, including but not limited to (a) communications with governmental entities and public organizations/agencies; (b) communities with national, regional and local communities; (c) any private organizations/entities with special interests in inclusion and diversity issues.

Priority 5th

  • 10%

Provide management of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and programs


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in the areas of inclusion & diversity required.

  • Master's degree or other advanced degree preferred.

Overall Experience

  • 5 years + overall work experience with a large corporation involved in managing inclusion & diversity initiatives/programs that impact the business, change management, etc.
  • 5+ years experience of developing and implementing equality, inclusion and diversity policies and initiatives in a corporate environment.
  • 3+ years experience of negotiating and implementing new policies/initiatives with a range of stakeholders.

Directly Related Experience

  • Experience in project management in the area of diversity, inclusion and/or equality from concept to sign off.

  • Experience in analyzing complex information, making recommendations and charting a course of action for the business.

  • Relevant experiences in the area of CSR helpful


Strong Emotional Intelligence and interpersonal skills.

Highly developed written and oral communication skills.

Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to interpret and summarize data into meaningful information.

Excellent negotiation and change management skills.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

Ability to partner easily with senior leadership and team members.







Adapting to Change

Championing Customer Needs

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.

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