Internship Global Export Production Parts
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.
• Working towards a university degree, in Logistics or Engineering
• You have affinity with automotive and are passionate about quality
• You are highly numeric, with strong logical and analytical skills (Excel & Access).
• You enjoy a multicultural and international environment
• You are pro-active and willing to be a team player in an international team
• You are stress resistant with a hands-on mentality
• You have the ability to develop creative ways for operational challenges and for cost improvements
• You are a pragmatic problem solver, result driven
• You have a driving license
• You are Fluent in English, any other European language is an asset
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
Your team and your responsibilities
The Manufacturing Planning, Export function is at the heart of Toyota’s manufacturing operations. From our headquarters in Europe and Turkey we manage global export of production parts collected from suppliers and delivered to the global manufacturing base. The scope of the operation includes:
• 200+ parts suppliers
• 40+ manufacturing locations
• Shipments from 5 vanning centres as well as direct shipments from regional plants
All operations are planned and organised in accordance with the concepts of the Toyota Production System (TPS) to achieve Safety, Quality, Just-in-Time and Cost objectives.
In function of an ongoing roll-out of a new global production parts export project, we are reviewing our Parts Ordering Management Processes to achieve ever better levels of JIT.
The objective is to increase the predictability and stability of our parts orders to allow parts suppliers and logistics partners to make a better planning. This way we will identify sudden supply fluctuations. In turn we will be able to eliminate supply issues early and reduce the amount of abnormality.
You will support historic data analysis to determine risk areas in our supply chain and supplier management. You will support to develop temporary quality gates and sustainable solutions. In parallel you will set up a proactive supplier and operations management framework. This framework will identify trends early and offer a tool box to work with suppliers and logistics partners to tackle issues before the global manufacturing base is hit by parts supply concerns.
Place of employment: TME Head Office, Evere Brussels
Starting date: Feb 2020
Duration: 6 Months
Confidentiality: Due to confidentiality requirements, not all details on 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 www.toyotajobs.com.
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)