Toyota Motor Europe

Tool & Equipment Purchasing Buyer

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Business Area
Brussel (Zaventem)

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 350.000 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.

We are excited to be transforming into a mobility company focusing on bringing even more happiness to our customers through various mobility solutions.

Your team and your responsibilities

Team/division description


Do you want to take part in the development of the automotive of tomorrow?

The Purchasing team at Toyota Motor Europe can offer you this challenge. Located in the heart of Europe, Tool & Equipment Purchasing plays a key strategic role in the development of our future products, services.  As a buyer you will develop and manage all aspects of the commercial relationship between Toyota and its suppliers. This position will allow you to have an insight into the most recent technical innovations and will enable you to get a deep understanding of how a leading multinational operates and interacts with numerous internal and external parties.


Your responsibilities

  • You develop and implement category and sourcing strategies in specific categories of goods and services across Europe
  • You negotiate with our suppliers to achieve the best competitive price, based on specifications required
  • You manage all commercial issues related to your portfolio of responsibility
  • You are responsible to make appropriate supplier selection recommendations to senior management.
  • You develop comprehensive understanding of technological and market trends
  • You work with Global Toyota Purchasing. You will develop category strategies at regional level and have direct input towards global strategies.

Want to know more about how it is to work at Toyota? Check-out Working at Toyota Motor Europe Or Meet the people working at Toyota Motor Europe

Your Profile


 • You are fluent in English (TME’s business language)

• You have a university degree or higher education in business, purchasing

• You have more than 18 months experience for a buyer, 5 years’ experience for a senior buyer

• You have business understanding and affinity with automotive products 
• You are results driven and able to break down complex issues into manageable portions
• You have good communication, negotiation and presentation skills
• You have highly developed analytical skills, accuracy and reliability

• You can work independently in multi-disciplinary teams
• You are computer literate (MS Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint)

• You enjoy working in a team and respect others, have a customer mindset

• You have strong planning and organization skills
• You are willing to travel up to 20%


Place of employment


  • Belgium - Brussels (Zaventem): Toyota Motor Europe, Technical Centre


We offer


Toyota offers a comprehensive remuneration package, including a bonus scheme and interesting extra-legal benefits.  We provide flexibility to take care of both your career and your personal life by providing hybrid work environment with structural possibility to both work from home & collaborate in the office. You can also take your work abroad for up to 20 days/year. If you want to know more, please check-out our Career and Benefits page.

At Toyota Motor Europe, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all. All our recruitment decisions are based on the individual and their qualifications along with the job requirements. The selection process is without regard to nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, ethnicity, disability or other personal characteristics. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination as our individual experiences and overall diversity is our key strength. Together we have the power to make a positive change and go beyond the ordinary.

If you need any specific consideration for the interview process due to disability or any other reason, please let the recruiter know.

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