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IT Manager @ Toyota Belgium



You own the creation and delivery of the IT roadmap for Belgium ensuring alignment to the TME (Toyota Motor Europe) strategy, Inchcape Accelerate strategy and local business requirements.

You are the senior IT person in Belgium to work with the market Executive Team on IT strategy and roadmap as well as IT budgeting and a senior local escalation point for IT service issues.

The IT function is aligned functionally (rather than by market) across Europe. This role will be part of the Technology Strategy & Projects function for Europe. A key part of this role is the ability to leverage this functionally aligned organisation. Through this structure there is also an opportunity and expectation to be involved in initiatives that are wider than just the Belgium market.

Inchcape also has a strong global delivery methodology through core Global Platforms and global Digital Delivery Centres (based in Asia and LatAm). A key part of this role is leveraging this delivery capability to deliver the agreed priorities.

The role requires a proactive mindset to actively work with the local executive team to seek opportunities, own the local IT strategy, and be seen as a true senior business partner. You must be able to work successfully in the wider regional and global IT organisation to ensure the local requirements and priorities are delivered using solutions that are aligned to the overall company IT strategy. Being able to influence in an international, matrix governed organisation is a key factor of success in this role

Tasks and responsibilities

1. Strategy 

  • Work with the local senior team to agree the IT roadmap aligned to the TME and Inchcape strategies and local business priorities, creating one overall roadmap for the market.
  • Publish and communicate the roadmap and keep it regularly refreshed as priorities change.
  • Ensure the roadmap and funding are aligned.
  • Drive a mindset of leveraging Group, regional or TME solutions, keeping local solutions to an absolute minimum

​2. Delivery

  • Deliver the agreed portfolio of projects on time, to budget and to the agreed requirements and quality.
  • Ensure the defined benefits are tracked and delivered.
  • Manage the demand pipeline for new projects ensuring a rigorous process for agreeing which possible projects are taken forward.
  • Ensure a rigorous and consistent project governance process is in place (in line with the global IT governance process) covering the full life cycle of the project, from inception and sign off though to delivery, handover to support and benefits realisation.

3. Team

  • Manage the local projects team.
  • Ensure delivery through the Global Platforms and Digital Delivery Centres is maximised to optimise the strategic landscape and cost of delivery and ongoing support.

4. IT Relationship   

  • Be the senior IT contact point for the Belgium market.
  • Be a proactive member of the Belgium Senior Management Team, helping drive the local strategy.
  • Seek out opportunities to drive the Belgium business forward through the use of technology and by adopting the Toyota Motor Europe or Inchcape strategies.
  • Own the local IT budgeting process and cost management.
  • Have an overall view of the IT delivery in the market and be the escalation point for any service issues.

5. Budget responsibility

  • £ 1 million CAPEX
  • £ 2 million OPEX​​​​​​​


Background and experience

  • Greater than 5 years Senior IT management experience, working at an Executive team level.
  • Proven track record of building, communicating and delivering IT strategies/roadmaps.
  • Proven track record of delivering projects to a high standard.
  • Proven track record of managing high performing teams.
  • Proven track record of delivering in a complex international, matrix run, organisation.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all management levels including at Executive level.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong teamwork and influencing skills.

​​Cultural fit 

  • You will show an energy and proactivity to driving the Belgium business forward.
  • You will work collaboratively at all times, actively seeking and responding to business input; engaging all key stakeholders. 
  • You will have a genuine passion to achieve a culture of delivering projects to a high standard.
  • You are flexible and adaptable; you will thrive in a changing environment, readily deal with ambiguity, cope with setbacks and always seek solutions (rather than problems).
  • You are a confident and articulate communicator with personal presence and gravitas, the individual will effectively influence, engage and challenge to gain understanding and commitment for their agenda.
  • You are energetic and engaging – you will be friendly and approachable; positively representing the Global IS Team.


The opportunity to work for a global company that is putting technology at the heart of its strategy. There is opportunity to be involved in initiatives beyond Belgium and develop into a role beyond Belgium (look at the current European IT Management Team). You will take on a leadership role with visibility from day one and you will have the opportunity to build your own working environment. As you make your mark on the next steps of Toyota Belgium, you will have a real impact on the entire European industry of the company and get the opportunity to grow further within the global company. 

Amon is the exclusive recruitment partner for this role at Toyota Belgium. Interested? Contact Senior Consultant Dagmar De Craemer: or 0479 / 68.20.91. 

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IT Manager @ Toyota Belgium

Toyota Belgium is responsible for the import, distribution and retail of Toyota and Lexus towards the Belgian market. Toyota Belgium is part of a UK group “Inchcape” which also specializes in import, distribution, and retail of cars. The brands can be different across countries. Toyota Motor Europe (TME) is responsible for the production of the cars. The company handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European manufacturing and engineering operations.

Inchcape was founded in 1811. Toyota Belgium was acquired by Inchcape in 1991. Inchcape counts 15.000 employees worldwide and 1000 distribution and retail locations. Inchcape distributes Toyota in 18 countries. Last 20 years, they did a lot of acquisitions and grew into the large company they are today. Inchcape has a collaboration with Toyota for more than 50 years. 

Belgium is seen as a large company within the Inchcape group because of turnover and profit impact. Last years, there is more and more centralization (& globalization) of supporting services by Inchcape (eg. IT, procurement, HR, Finance, etc.).


  • Inchcape was founded in 1811. 
  • Collaboration between Inchcape and Toyota for more than 50 years.
  • Inchcape distributes Toyota in 18 countries.
  • Toyota Belgium was acquired by Inchcape in 1991.
  • Inchcape sales turnover worldwide: 6.8 billion £.

Three types of customers for Toyota Belgium: 

  • The customers of Distribution are ± 90 concessions / dealerships (Toyota/Lexus), mostly independent concessions.
  • The customers of Retail concessions are all people looking for a new car, coming for car maintenance,…
  • Alternative customers: companies that are looking for fleet solutions.    

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