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Senior Group Manager, Pre-Delivery Inspection Operations

Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location: Fountain Valley, CA, US, 92708

Company: Hyundai Motor America

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Reports to

Director, Product Quality & Service Engineering



Exempt Status


Vehicle Benefit



~ Lead and Manage the Pre-Delivery Operations Group Strategy to ensure Hyundai and Genesis Vehicles leave the ports and Vehicle Processing Centers (VPCs) at the highest level of quality.

~Monitor, audit and report on product quality and all facets of the port and VPC processing procedures; storage, final inspection, campaigns, accessory installation, load line audits and truck/rail transportation.

~Lead the strategy to monitor, audit and facilitate for dealers to achieve 100% pre delivery inspections prior to customer delivery.

~Lead the development of the Pre-Delivery Inspection Tool and associated strategies.

Major Responsibilities

~ Lead Team:

~ Set staff Performance Objectives that supports the CS Organization and HMNA’s Objectives.

~ Lead, Coach, Mentor and Manage Sea Ports and HMMA VPC Sr. Managers, Port Campaign Engineer and Liaison Engineer to achieve set objectives and foster employee engagement.

~ Conduct Yearly Performance appraisals and Mid-Year reviews for staff.

~ Develop and manage PDI Group Yearly Business Plan and Budget in support of the CS Business Plan and objectives.

~ Vehicle Quality Assurance:

~ Coordinate / Communicate directly with HMC/HMMA/HMA D&I/HMA Service Engineering/Glovis to relate/escalate port quality issues and field quality issues.
~ Review and Approve QIRs (Quality Information Report) able to provide first-hand knowledge of any product quality issues prior to dealer shipment.
~ Review and provide Monthly Ports/VPCs Quality report.
~ Review and Approve Port Campaign Bulletins.

~ Port and VPC processing quality assurance:

~ Coordinate / Communicate with HMA D&I/Glovis to ensure that operations are to HMA standards.
~ Review and Analyze Port/VPC Warranty Trend Report Review and Follow up with Port Processor/Glovis.
~ Adjust Port/VPC Quality Engineers AQL for inspection as required.
~ Update and Publish Vehicle Processing Quality Standards Manual.

~ Review and Approve all Port Bulletins.
~ Plan and Participate annual port to port evaluation audit and reporting.
~ Coordinate Accessory installation training (as needed).

Major Responsibilities (continued)

~ New Model and Accessory Development:

~ Coordinate / Participate in Port of departure (POD) and Port of Entry (POE) new model audits, ride and drives, Port installed Options (PIO) audits and monitoring events, etc. (as needed).
~ Drive / Evaluate Monitor Vehicles when requested.
~ Assist with Distribution of Monitor/PR/other special purpose vehicles.

~ QRG and Bulletins:

~ Manage QRG production, distribution and inventory control.
~ Manage other bulletins such PDI form, QRG hang tag, etc making and inventory control.

~ HMC Liaison:

~ Coordinate HMA/HMC/Vendor visits/Task Force Teams to support port quality activity.

~ Travel:

~ 25~50% of the time.

~ Frequent International Travel Required to Lead New Model Port of Departure Audits and Reporting.

~ Frequent Domestic Travel Required to: 1) Lead New Model Port of Entry Audits and Reporting 2) Review and Audit Sea Ports and VPCs procedures and operations to meet the highest Quality standards.



~ Decision-making process on critical issues, Problem Identification, Problem Solving, Ports/VPC Quality managers and Port campaign Engineer evaluation, Hiring and CR/PR/Expense report Pre-approval.


~ Must be a high school graduate
~ Bachelor’s degree preferred
~ Master’s degree a plus

Related Experience

~ Minimum of ten years’ experience in automotive Quality Control/Assurance.


~ Extensive automotive technical knowledge.

~ Proprietor hardware/software knowledge.

~ Proficient Computer Skill(Microsoft office, Excel, Power point, etc) knowledge.

~ Photographic skills.

~ Vehicle evaluation in both static and dynamic conditions.

~ High Degree of cross functional cooperation/coordination.

~ Ability to lead through influence vs direct authority.

Certification Required

~ N/A

Physical Requirements

Travel: 25% - 50%

Compensation & Benefits

Actual pay will be based on skills, experience and education. Our total rewards package includes base salary, bonus and benefits. Benefits include healthcare insurance (medical/prescription, dental, vision), 401(k) company match, a quarterly employer enhanced contribution, basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee assistance program (work/life balance programs and confidential counseling), expert medical services (provider referrals, second opinion), business travel accident insurance, health advocacy (coordinate care and services, assistance with claim and billing issues, understanding Hyundai benefits), annual discretionary bonus, accrued vacation pay, company provided sick pay, vehicle lease program (monthly fee includes insurance and maintenance). 


Our Company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  The information requested on this form is sought in good faith and will not be used to discriminate against the applicant based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles