Toyota Motor Europe

  • Product Planning Internship

    Posted Date 2 months ago(08/05/2018 13:25)
    Job ID
    Business Area
    Product management
    Brussel (Evere)
  • Company Information


    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.
    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.


    Your Profile


    • You are in your last year of Master studies in business, marketing or automotive.
    • You have a strong interest in the automotive business
    • Proactive and willing to be a team player in a multicultural environment
    • Fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset
    • Strong analytical and communication skills
    • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)


    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


    Your team and your responsibilities

    Team/division description:


    Toyota Motor Europe’s Product Management Division contains 2 functions: (i) Concept Planning and (ii) Product Management for over 30 countries in both Western and Eastern Europe including Russia. 

    This internship is in PPD3, the team responsible for Product Management of large passenger car and commercial vehicles (D,E,F and LCV Segments).  We work on 12 nameplates, including the iconic models of LandCruiser and Hilux, as well as RAV4 and Camry which are major global models. Our job starts around 3 years before production, when the vehicle concept is completed and we fix detailed specification, volume and pricing by 1 year before production starts, which is when marketing launch and production preparation are done by other teams.


    Your project:
    Your main activities and responsibilities will lie in supporting the Product Managers in their projects and daily tasks.  You will have the chance to learn and understand the core job in product planning, understand key Toyota values and business approach and build your network within Toyota Motor Europe organisation.
    Your main role will be to support the Product Planners with the development of a model grade & specifications strategy through:

    •  Market & sales data analysis
    •  Competitor benchmarking
    •  Target customer research
    •  Other analytical support to the teams (research, data queries)
    •  Creation of presentation materials and business cases.


    Place of employment:  Toyota Motor Europe - Brussels (Evere)

    Starting date:    ASAP.
    Duration:   6-12 month
    Confidentiality:  Due to business requirement, not all performed projects can be reflected into internship report. This issue needs to be discussed with the candidate / school in advance

    It is mandatory that applicants are students for the entire period of the internship.



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