Retail & Sales

Government Affair and Homologation Manager

Seoul, South Korea

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Government Affair and Homologation Manager

We are Polestar. We are detail obsessed, performance focused and determined to make the most advanced and exciting electric cars the world has ever seen. We blaze our own trail, one without compromise. We don’t believe in shortcuts. We innovate constantly and we are relentless in our pursuit of the best. We’re expanding, and we need people who share our vision and want to be part of something different.


Let us describe the challenge we offer

The Polestar Govt. Affair and Homologation Manager will be the primary point of contact for all govt. affair and certification / homologation activities in Korea. This position will collaborate closely with global homologation / quality and R&D teams to ensure certification for vehicle, parts, and affected items, EV subsidy and regulatory changes to be complied with legal requirements. You will be responsible for successful product launches by ensuring certification and regulatory fulfillment on all homologation-related aspects. Furthermore, you will be challenged to monitor regulatory changes in Korea and report to HQ for heads up in advance, so that upcoming changes can be reflected in the new models properly.

Other tasks you will be accountable for:

Product Certification / Homologation:

  • Obtain certification of vehicle, parts, accessories, and affected items by fulfilling requirements with related data and document according to the local regulations
  • Certification planning / scheduling / DB / data validation
  • Manage related 3rd party agencies for local homologation, and liaise with the Global Homologation Team to achieve product certification / homologation requirements
  • Collaborate with related departments on pre-conditions for sales (i.e., labels, owner manuals)
  • Coordinate and optimize safety ratings for new Polestar models and variants working with APAC Product Planning, Global Polestar Safety Centre’s, and the Korean New Car Assessment Program (KNCAP) vehicle safety authority


    Govt. Affair:
    • Monitor regulatory changes in local market and report to HQ for heads up
    • Coordinate with the KAIDA/ECCK, to react on the changes in regulation and legislation properly
    • Lead agency partner relationships to drive the process-oriented, thoughtful work that meets overall objectives.
    • Representing and proposing opinions to improve related regulations to relevant government ministries.
    • Regulatory risk assessment upon regulation draft/promulgation relevance to Polestar Korea's business.
    • Establishing relationship with ministries and affiliated public institutions.
    • Direct communication with authorities, if necessary.
    • Strong collaboration and coordination with regional and global teams

    Who you are

    You are driven, committed, with proven experience in government affair and certification / homologation in the automotive industry. A solid understanding of automotive engineering and Korean regulation is must. Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering preferred). Master’s Degree and global experience is a plus.

    • Must be passionate and enthusiastic about sustainability and electric vehicles
    • Strong and proven leadership experience in government affair and certification / homologation
    • Extensive knowledge of details for certification / homologation with respective ministries and affiliated public institutions
    • Process oriented way of working
    • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
    • Project lead management and multitasking skills with hands-on mentality
    • Ability to effectively manage project tasks, timelines, and communications
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder communication skills
    • Experience in project planning and managing budgets

    This role will involve regular inter-state travel in Korea.

    To be successful in this role, you should have a proven track record in a global company structure with regional / local set-up. You have a strong strategic mind-set, as well as operational hands-on capabilities.

    Polestar - the guiding star

    Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in by catalyzing the change to sustainable mobility. We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. We believe innovation is a team effort and that just like each component is critical to the performance of our cars each person working at Polestar is as important to the team and its performance. We work in close collaboration across empowered global teams that don’t settle for anything less than excellence.

    Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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