Projects & Packaging Specialist

Company general 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.


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


Team/division description:

Global Supply Chain Management is at the heart of Toyota’s Manufacturing Operations in Europe.

Within this function, the Parts Logistics Group has the following responsibility to plan, manage and continuously improve Toyota’s Production Parts Network, responsible for a Budget of €120m per annum (transporting parts from ~750 Suppliers to 8 Plants) in accordance with the concepts of TPS (Toyota Production System).


The Parts Logistics Group is responsible for:

  • Supply Chain Design: Contributing to product design, sourcing and packaging decision making as well as defining the logistics network in order to establish the ideal Supply Chain for our European Customer Plants.
  • Logistics Plan: Designing logistics routes to continuously achieve the required capacity (m³/day) at the minimum cost, following the principles of Just-In-Time.
  • Operational excellence: Developing Logistics Partners management capabilities to ensure their perfect implementation of the plan, real-time management of abnormalities and continuous improvement of the operations.
  • Controls & reporting: Monitoring, analysing and reporting Key Performance Indicators (e.g. Logistics Cost and CO2 emissions) to Executives in order to achieve targeted results and continuously drive further improvement.
  • Kaizen: Identification of waste and implementation of countermeasures to achieve Continuous Improvement through the Monthly PDCA Cycle.


Your responsibilities:

Within Parts Logistics Group, the Projects & Packaging Department is responsible for:


  • Kaizen: Leading research in new fields of investigation to continuously improve Toyota’s network on the long run towards safer, greener, better quality and more efficient Supply Chain.
  • Projects:
  • Cost Planning: Contributing to long term profitability by analysing, visualising, proposing improvement opportunities and reporting to Executives the impact to logistics cost of design, sourcing and packaging decisions of future models.
  • Network design: Identifying mid to long term threads & opportunities and converting them to practical solutions by conducting network “green field” and optimisation studies.
  • Network assessment: Regularly confirming capacity and agility of Toyota’s network (transportation and crossdock) to respond to customer demand and shift of supplier base in the mid to long term.
  • Packaging:
  • Standardisation: Developing Pan-European standards and ensuring adherence by all EMC’s.
  • Development: Co-ordinating overall Simultaneous Engineering process and managing approval process for high value parts/packaging up to and including approval by EMC.
  • Resource & asset utilisation: Co-ordinating resource sharing and balancing between EMC’s and co-ordinating and supporting Best Practice sharing between EMC’s.
  • HR development: Developing EMC member skills & versatility and relevant training material/plan for sustained and continuously improved pan-European Organisation.


Your profile:

  • University Degree in Engineering with specialisation in Logistics
  • Three to Five years’ experience in supply chain design (intermodal & AI are assets)
  • Highly numeric, with strong logical and analytical skills
  • Ability to self-reliantly lead cross-organisation projects.
  • Strong consensus building and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to explore uncharted territories in search of new ways to improve Total Supply Chain.
  • You are a pragmatic problem solver, result driven.
  • Flexibility to travel within Europe.
  • Fluent in English, any other European language is an asset.
  • Valid driving license for Europe.


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 in a very multicultural environment, respecting others
  • have excellent communication skills


Place of employment: Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium – European headquarters Brussels


We offer a dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment in which competence and quality play an important role. Enhancing personal growth and a real opportunity to invest in your future through on the job development and training. Where your effort, dedication and initiative are rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package (bonus scheme / extra-legal benefits / flexible working hours).