2020-2819 Internship Purchasing Parts & Components

Business Studies and/or Management Science
5 Oct, 2020 to 4 Apr, 2021
30 Sep, 2020

General information

6 months

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.

Our Division
TME Purchasing plays a key strategic role in the development of our future products. Buyers & Engineers develop and manage all aspects of the commercial relationship between Toyota and its suppliers, located all over Europe. We are on daily communication with our plants to ensure they receive quality products, on time, at competitive price.

Our Group – Body-1 section
We are responsible for the purchase of functional parts (e.g. lamps, multimedia, steering wheel…) in interaction with final customers. We are responsible for the turnover of 2,000M€ OE (original equipment mass production) parts buying per year and buying tools for new projects for 150M€ per year.

Your project
You will be located in Brussels Head office in the technical center.
After a period of integration to learn our internal way of working, philosophy, we will request your contribution by assisting experienced buyers. This is what we call “on the job training” to have a real experience of the buying function including visits to our plants and suppliers.
We are preparing the strategies for the next platform vehicle. You will actively participate to set the planning, prepare internal meetings to set the direction, investigate what is available on the market at competitors, arrange meeting, presentation with key suppliers. Your fresh ideas will be highly appreciated as young generation view on the functions.

Your profile
• Currently Master student in Purchasing or Business Management
• Analytical, problem solving and perseverant
• Accurate with numbers and strong project management control skills
• Flexible and proactive, with entrepreneurial spirit
• Focused on targets and highly determined to deliver results
• Multicultural, proactive and willing to be a team player in an international environment
• Fluent in English, any other European language is a plus

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

Place of employment: Belgium - Brussels (Zaventem) : Toyota Motor Europe, Technical Centre
Starting date: Oct/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. 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)

Financial compensation
Transportation costs
Years of Experience required: 
English: Proficient User C1
Level of Studies: