District Sales Manager
SUMMARY: Ensure the dealers accomplish wholesale/retail sales of Kia vehicles to achieve annual objectives. Implement and monitor KMA sales & marketing policies, procedures and operating standards to ensure program(s) compliance. Provide dealer assistance in the development of effective advertising/merchandising plans & sales promotions. Work with dealership management on profitability and confirm that dealerships portray a consistent, high-quality image in the marketplace, properly utilizing Kia dealership identification, point-of-sale displays, and vehicle inventory displays. Train dealership sales personnel in the areas of sales & product knowledge to maximize Kia retail sales and customer satisfaction. Ensure that dealer development actions are completed timely and accurately. This position will be responsible for Baltimore/Maryland area. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Wholesale/allocate new Kia vehicles Develop and implement action plans with dealers that will improve/assure: Kia retail sales performance Sales satisfaction of customers Adherence to Kia dealership operating standards Coordinate dealer expansion efforts by: Identifying market representation needs Prospecting for qualified dealer candidates Evaluating dealer candidate proposals Making dealer appointment recommendations. Ensure dealer maintains the following to maximize Kia presence in each dual or exclusive dealership: Effective showroom display Vehicle inventory display Point-of-sale display Traffic control systems Merchandising activities Advertising programs Recommend corrective dealer action when dealer fails to meet sales, financial and customer satisfaction forecasts. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required Overall Related Experience: 5+ years automotive experience required Import experience desirable Sales and/or Parts and Service experience a plus Directly Related Experience: Wholesale and retail (at dealership level) experience desirable. Position Requirements: Occasional travel may be required domestically and/or internationally May need to work additional hours outside of normal business hours as required by the job, including weekends or holidays Perform other duties as assigned Maintain a valid driver's license and responsible driving record SKILLS Working knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft software. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Spanish language skills a plus 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.