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Careers at South Dade Kia

We are a family-owned dealership that prides itself on treating every single one of our employees like another part of the family. It is important for us to know and connect with all of our employees and make sure they know that no matter their job, their happiness is important to us.

Our Story


The owners of South Dade Group come from a long lineage of automotive families going back three generations, accumulating over 100 years in the industry.

The owners brought their expertise over with them from Venezuela when they immigrated to the United States in 2009.

With nothing but determination and hard work, the owners bought South Dade Toyota and built it into one of the most successful Toyota dealerships in the United States. Now, the company has expanded to include South Dade Kia of Miami, South Dade Kia of Homestead, and Jesse’s Body Shop.

We are continuing to grow and expand our business in the years to come!

Community Involvement

  • We collaborate with several volunteer programs and charities including: Chapman, Be Strong, Health Fairs of Miami Dade College, Salvation Army, One Blood, Liga contra el Cancer, among others.

  • Thanks to over 300 hours of volunteering and more than 5 years in monthly donations, we have been able to assist Chapman Partnership with serving over 800,000 hot meals a year, facilitating more than 1,200 jobs, and successfully transitioning 1,372 individuals into permanent housing.

  • We have also recently participated in Be strong International’s Block Party Back to School event. Thanks to our donations and volunteering, we delivered 2,500 backpacks alongside 100 other allies at the event.

Join Our Team

From team bonding to career growth opportunities, there are so many reasons to join South Dade Kia!

Team members across different dealership locations take time to connect with one another on both a professional and personal level. South Dade KIA hosts cycling, meditation, basketball, baseball, and soccer clubs that meet once a week after work, giving our employees the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships and have fun.

Furthermore, there are unlimited ways to grow here at South Dade Kia! One of our employees, Luisa Arango, joined our family in 2015 and never looked back. She began working in the service department as part of the BDC team making appointments. Thanks to the flexibility offered here, six months later she transferred to accounting and was able to spearhead the creation of the HR department while working in payroll. Today, she is an indispensable part of our team. 

If you are a motivated, team-oriented, and hardworking individual looking for a place to grow, be valued, and be challenged… Come work with us!

Hear From Our Team

“I love working here because I have challenges every day I walk in, I have goals to accomplish, I feel like what I'm working for matters, and I care about that and I continue to bring that determination and motivation every single day”

Chris Desouza | Shipping & Receiving Toyota

“Answering why I love working here is very easy. There is a great environment here at South Dade Kia. We are a big family and you can always count on your coworkers. Plus, there are always opportunities to grow, learn, and be better.”

Maria Alejandra | Customer Service Coordinator Kia


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

GAP Insurance for Employees and Dependents

Voluntary Short Term Disability

Long Term Disability

Supplemental Accident Insurance

Critical Care Insurance

Life Insurance

Basic Life Insurance Paid by the Company

Access to Online Wellness Program

Discounts on Gym Fees & Nutrition Programs

Company Sponsored Activities Promoting Mental Health

Paid Time Off (Vacation and Holiday)

Competitive Compensation & Pay Plans

401(k) Program with Company Match

Paid Volunteer Time Off for Company Sponsored Events

Tuition Reimbursement for Training Programs/Certification

Employee Referral Program for New Associates

Employee Discount on Sale, Service, and Parts

Discounts on Community Events

Team Environment

Paid Bereavement

Paid Jury Duty