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.
You are in your last year of Master studies in business or marketing.
You have a strong personal 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, ability to visualize your findings
Very good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
Creative, rigorous, challenging and persevering
You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:
The Product & Marketing Management Division develops the product planning and marketing launch strategy of Toyota models with the target to deliver the best product for European markets while ensuring achievement of our business objectives.
Within this Division you will join the Team in charge of launch & lifecycle management of Toyota products for the European market.
Your project :
Reporting to a Manager/Sr. Specialist, you will support the team to achieve the most successful product marketing management of the vehicles within your responsibility. You will perform competitor analysis (i.e.: sales performance, sales strategy, mixes, pricing, positioning, communication) and, collaborating with all relevant departments and divisions within Toyota Motor Europe and with National Marketing and Sales Companies, will contribute to secure successful launches of new models and lifecycle actions of existing ones.
You execute various levels of marketing research, including market segments and competitor actions.
You make proposals to maintain and/or improve Toyota models competitive advantage
You develop specifications and standards for in-house data compilation and reporting
You interact with the relevant teams in order to ensure timely delivery of project results
Launches and lifecycle management
Support coordination of launch activities through cross-functional launch team approach
Support National Marketing & Sales Companies (NMSC ) across 30 countries, in their launch preparation, through standardised launch planning process
Identify and share NMSC best practices
Make recommendations for product lifecycle for each Toyota model to support achievement of annual plan
Place of Employment: European Head Office in Brussels (Belgium)
Starting date: as of April 2020, June 2020 or September 2020
Duration: 6 months
Confidentiality: Due to business requirement, not all performed projects can be reflected in the internship report. This issue needs to be discussed with candidate/school in advance.
It is mandatory that applicants are students for the entire period of the internship.
We can only accept students with an EEA or Swiss citizenship (not requiring a work permit or visa to be eligible to perform an internship in Belgium)