Company: Toyota Motor Europe
Location: Diest

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TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937, Toyota now sells vehicles in 170 countries and employs over 300.000 people. As a company, Toyota Motor Europe focuses on sustainability and future generations and strongly promotes diversity, inclusion and gender equality. We are highly interested in receiving the applications from professionals of all backgrounds and genders looking to build their career in either scientific, engineering or corporate positions.

Based in Brussels, Belgium, and staffed by 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations.

For Toyota, Quality is a way of life. Nothing is so good that it cannot be made better, that is why we strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. This basic principle for us is called: “KAIZEN” and is what guides us in our pursuit of best Quality and the delivery of unparalleled customer’s satisfaction.

For TME Graduate positions we are t argeting recent University Graduates (less than 18 months of experience excluding internships)

We offer :
P ermanent contract

Daily position (as described down below) + 18-months training program (on top of the daily job)

On the job training

Classroom training (Toyota Way, Toyota Production System…)

Experiential training (5-6 weeks Line training at an European Manufacturing Company…)

Evolution towards the “Specialist” grade after graduation

A dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment, being part of a motivated team in which competence and quality play an important role. Enhancing personal growth and a real opportunity to invest in your future through on the job development and training. Where your effort, dedication and initiative are rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package (bonus scheme / extra-legal benefits (group insurance including a pension plan and risk benefits / flexible working hours).

Master in logistics, procurement or related dicipline such as economics / engineering are also welcome to apply.

Genuinly interested in the automotive industry & supply chain management.

Attention to detail and enjoys working in an active supply environment.

Outgoing proactive personality with excellent teamwork skills with customer mindset.

Very good numeric and MS office skills including Access databases

Some business travel necessary to both Brussels Head Office and European suppliers hence driving license is required.

Fluent in English as business language is necessary.

As graduate member you will learn a range of skills through our Graduate Program across a range of business areas to support the total Parts Supply Chain activities

You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:
wish to develop and are ready to persevere in order to reach challenging targets

seek facts before making recommendations or decisions

have strong planning and organizing skills

enjoy working in a team, respecting others

have excellent communication skills

customer mindset

Located just outside Brussels is our European Distribution Centre in Diest called Toyota Parts Centre Europe (TPCE) employing 930 people. It is responsible for the procurement, storage and logistics supply of a dedicated range of Toyota/Lexus spare parts, accessories and technical campaign parts supporting the both the new car sales and existing customer vehicles service and warranty needs.

The Diest facility itself recieves parts from over 700 different suppliers (from Japan to local suppliers) managing over 250,000 part numbers and >150 trucks per day in a decidated 100,000m2 facility. It’s 2 outbound logistics roles covers; providing direct overnight supply to >600 Toyota dealers in local region, and supporting the 13 European Regional Distribution Centres to ensure a consistent high level of Just In Time service to all NMSC’s and Toyota dealers within Europe and our final customers beyond.

Your challenge:
Responsible for the procurement and inventory control of parts and accessories sourced from various European suppliers.

Analyze stock and service levels. Initiate necessary improvement actions to meet our customers’ service expectation.

Problem solving with Toyota suppliers and TME internal related divisions on parts supply performance concerns and followup supplier improvements using the TPS philosophy and Toyota problem solving approach.

Ensure availability of parts/accessories to European Markets through regional locations and beyond to the end customer for both current and future models of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.