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Company: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.


Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

Who we’re looking for:

Toyota’s Product Planning & Strategy (PPS) Department is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Vehicle Planner on the Toyota CUV Team.

The primary responsibility of this position is to play a leading role in creating and executing vehicle strategies that support the Toyota CUV lineup.

Reporting to the Manager – Toyota Vehicle Product Planning, the person in this role will serve as the vehicle subject matter expert, product planner for his/her product lines and working cross-functionally throughout TMNA and TMC organizations.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Perform detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis independently to understand and quantify the wants and needs of our target customers and market opportunities
  • Developing compelling business cases that provide detailed analysis on product concepts, specification requirements, volume forecast, pricing strategy, grade hierarchy, target customer, and feature content
  • Serve as the project and product planner to lead and manage market research teams and TMC counterparts to uncover market trends and target customer needs
  • Collaborate and negotiate proposals with key stakeholder groups until consensus is reached
  • Effectively and concisely communicate product concepts and action plans to senior management and stakeholders in the global organization
  • Manage product lifecycle on the vehicles assigned by generating ideas on how to best maximize sales and profit while meeting customer needs
  • Continuously working with Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), located in Japan, to represent U.S. market needs throughout the product development process and providing timely information required to keep projects on their development timeline
  • Collaborate and represent PPS in core product development and marketing processes with various cross-organization operational departments including: Engineering, Enterprise Strategy, Distribution, Marketing, Corporate Communications, Design, and SPAD

Qualification Section

What you bring

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional work experience
  • Experience in pricing, product planning, sales planning, marketing strategy, strategic planning, consulting and/or other related discipline(s)
  • Experience in negotiation discussion and strategy
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft Office skills (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to leverage your experience to promote cross-departmental alignment to ensure consistent application of processes and programs, in a quality-driven environment
  • Exceptional professional interpersonal skills, interacting and building relationships with key stakeholders at all levels of the organization, internally, externally, and globally
  • A high degree of intellectual curiosity, confidence, analytical thinking, energy and drive to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Proven ability to quickly assimilate complex data, methods, and procedures as well as formulate concrete recommendations
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis tools such as mTAB, PowerBI, Power Information Network (PIN), Polk, JATO, or other relative statistical analysis tools
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate conference calls with TMC counterparts
  • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally (up to 10%) throughout the U.S. and Japan
  • This position requires driving. A motor vehicle record that’s acceptable by company standards is required for this position

Added Bonus If You Have

  • MBA or other advanced degree or similar experience
  • Japanese language skills

What We’ll Bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights

• A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect
• Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
• Team Member Vehicle Purchase Discount
• Toyota Team Member Lease Vehicle Program (if applicable)
• Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
• Flexible work options based on business needs
• Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
• Paid holidays and paid time off
• Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, childcare, schools and more
• Tax Advantaged Accounts (Health Savings Account, Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA)
• Relocation assistance (if applicable)

Belonging at Toyota

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10+ different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members’ efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business.

Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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