Toyota Motor Europe

  • Specialist Vehicle Logistics Hub Planner - Valenciennes (France)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
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  • 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.
    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.


    We offer a dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment, being part of a motivated team 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 (group insurance including a pension plan and risk benefits) / flexible working hours).

    Your Profile

    • University degree in Automotive / Mechanical Engineering / Logistics
    • 1-3 years of planning experience.
    • Have strong planning, coordination and organizing skills
    • Methodical with deep analytical thinking, based on ‘go and see’.
    • Passion for continuous improvement, able to accept challenges in a positive manner.
    • Ability to think creatively and generate new ideas based on deep analysis.
    • Result oriented, committed to achieve company targets.
    • Capability to make decisions for day-to-day operational problems.
    • Self confident, with strong communication skills in an open and professional manner
    • Ability to report clearly and influence Hub Management & Head Office Members
    • Able to discuss & communicate with many stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and requirements
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Access
    • Proficiency in English / French any other European language is an asset
    • Have a 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

    Your team and your responsibilities

    Team/Division description: 
    Vehicle Logistics Group (VLG) is responsible to distribute the vehicles produced in our global plants
    Europe, USA, etc) to our European customers (Including Turkey and Russia).
    The vehicles arrive from the different manufacturing plants to our hubs where vehicles are customized
    and checked before being delivered to our retailers.
    The cost of our activity is +/- €250 million/year.
    Vehicle Logistics is constantly seeking to challenge our ‘Plant-to-Retailer’ lead-time, improve our delivery
    performance and reduce cost through the application of Toyota Production System.


    Your responsibilities:
    You will be joining the Valenciennes Hub (France) and your main function will be:
    • Daily Hub Planning:
    o Selection of Vehicles for Accessory Fitment and PDI based on committed delivery targets.
    o Overcome issues that might impact the plan (Skill or Parts Shortage).
    • Weekly (Monthly) Hub Planning:
    o Review of the visible workload for W+1 (M+1) to assure the correct capacity (Manpower & Skills).
    o Overcome capacity issues with the Hub Management.
    • Transport Management:
    o Manage the DRD (Direct to Retailer Delivery) operators for Daily, Weekly and Monthly Capacity planning.
    • Continuous Improvement:
    o Analyse results on a Daily / Monthly basis to identify causes of poor performance.
    o Constantly challenge and develop the planning process to develop ever-improving methods for Planning & Hub Management.


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