Internship Purchasing - Vehicle accessories at TOYOTA

Internship Purchasing - Vehicle accessories

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Brussel (Zaventem)

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

Your profile:

  • Business, Management, Supply Chain / Purchasing degree (third year up)
  • fluent in English
  • experience with or at least strong interest for automotive
  • if possible experience with purchasing (internship, school project,…)

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

JOB TITLE Intern Accessory Purchasing

Accessory Purchasing Team

Part of the overall European Purchasing team of nearly 200 people, the Accessory group is focused on serving our aftersales group with Purchasing activities related to Accessories and service parts fitted to all Toyota vehicles sold in Europe (both local made and imported).
The Accessory and Aftersales environment means our small team faces dynamic requests and the sourcing and development of accessory products. These are both wide in scope from standard parts for vehicle serving to bespoke developments of accessory items to enhance our vehicle sales and meet the customer growing expectation of being able to customise their vehicle purchase.
As an intern in our group, we will be looking for you to integrate quickly, and help us continue the development of systems and procedures to strengthen our overall Purchasing activity and delivery.

As intern you will be expected to :

  • Undertake a number of projects to support the group (Examples : systems or procedure development, data organization, support communication with suppliers)
    • Support buyers, engineers and admin with actual key Purchasing activities, Sourcing, pricing, negotiation

  • Communicate with related internal and external supplier contacts via various means (Skype, Mail, Microsoft applications Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc)

As as result you will gain :
  • First insight into Toyota as a company

    • Gain appreciation for Toyota Purchasing approach and relationship with suppliers
    • Use of your skills to contribute to real business activity and gain appreciartion for Toyota business approach

    Place of employment:

    Belgium - Brussels (Zaventem) : Toyota Motor Europe, Technical Centre
    Starting date: 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)


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