Toyota Motor Europe

  • Internship Strategic Planning - Vehicle Logistics Group

    Job ID
    Business Area
    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. 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.

    Your Profile

    • Final year student in Engineering or Logistics
    • Technical Skills:
    Strong numerical, logical and analytical skills  (Excel  & Access) Ability to develop creative ways for operational  improvement. Ability to manage operational  issues.
    • Personal Skills:
    Strong team player with good communication skills.
    Fluent in English,  any other European language is an asset


    You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:
    • Wish to develop and you are ready to persevere in order to reach challenging targets.
    • Seek facts before making recommendations or decisions.
    • Have strong planning and organization skills
    • Enjoy working in a team, respecting others.
    • Have a creative mind and passion for cars. (if relevant for function)
    • Have excellent communication skills

    Your team and your responsibilities

    Team/division description:
    Vehicle Logistics (VLG) is responsible for the multi modal transportation of Toyota and Lexus vehicles from our Overseas and Local Plants, to ports of export, inland compounds  and/or retailers in Europe.

    For European markets, where we assume responsibility  until retailer delivery, our vehicles are Customised (Post Production Option Installations)  and Quality checked (Pre Delivery Inspection) in our hubs, strategically located within Europe.

    Through the fundamentals of Safety and Quality, VLG's core mission is  to achieve  on time delivery lead-time, in the  shortest  lead-time,  to  Toyota retailers in Europe. This critical activity involves  system enhancements, daily reporting and countermeasure implementation (transportation and hub workload management), from vehicle line-off to  retailer delivery through Toyota Production  System principles


    Your responsibilities:
    To support the above, our team is responsible to:
    1) Assure Customer Satisfaction for Vehicle Logistics Services
    • Communication with specific European Markets that   will be allocated to you and improve service levels for on-time vehicle arrivals, especially related to New Model Launches and Campaigns.

    2) Operations  Efficiency  Improvement:
    o Understand  and analyse operational issues for the Vehicle Ordering process and define an action plan to improve efficiency by developing standards and systems after building consensus internally and
    extern a Hy on your findings and implementation  of countermeasures.
    • Analyse current accessory introduction  approval method  and propose efficiency improvement ideas.


    Place of employment:  Brussels
    Starting date: As soon as possible 
    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. Interested in this internship, please apply online via


    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)


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