Internship Sales Operations
Posted on Aug 15, 2019 by Toyota Motor Europe
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.
• Final year of Master degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics or have an MBA with focus on international business operations
• Previous Business internship experience is an asset
• Automotive minded and knowledge of European market trends (sales volumes, market shares, competitors…)
• Excellent understanding of the economic processes
• Excellent command of systems applications (Excel, Access, database management)
• Strong analytical (manage complex set of parameters) and visualisation skills
• Highly developed ability to be critical with facts and figures - enjoy working with numbers and data
• Self starter attitude, taking initiative and not afraid of responsibility
• Ability to plan your work according to deadlines - able to work under strong pressure
• Innovative mind, with drive for continuous improvement
• A clear communicator able to present complex items in a simple way
• Sense of responsibility and confidentiality
• Flexible team player with hands-on mentality
• Mature business manners as well as strong interpersonal skills in order to build consensus, which allow you to move at ease within an international environment on all levels
• Fluent English is a must, other languages are assets.
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
The Sales Operations manages all New Car sales-related activities throughout 30 National Marketing & Sales Companies (NMSC's) covering more than 40 countries. .
It coordinates the activities of the NSMC's as well as FLEET operations in the EUROPE region (incl. Russia, TR & Israel).
You will be involved in the key processes of the department, supporting the Country Managers in their main activities (Sales Planning, Project Management, Reporting, Governance,…).
You will be expected to help set-up a Business Intelligence unit within the Division to streamline CM's operations and bring standardisation and efficiency to the group.
Your main tasks will be:
• Generate monthly / quarterly sales reports
• Market analysis on automotive segmentation trends
• Sales planning support
• Support the preparation of the Governance Business Revue meeting
• Communicate with the markets to prepare the meetings
• Support with preparation of ‚Get ready conference
Place of internship: Toyota Motor Europe head office (Brussels)
Starting date: to be agreed between the intern - university and TME but preferably as of September
Duration: 6 months
Confidentiality: due to business requirements, not all aspects of the task can be reflected in the internship report. This issue needs to be discussed with candidate 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).