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Advanced Development Engineer

About the job

Toyota Boshoku Corporation is an innovative automotive interior parts manufacturer. Our product lineup includes seats, headliners, filtration and powertrain components, as well as textiles and exterior components. With more than 50.000 colleagues working in our 90 group companies, we strive to provide a safe and comfortable automobile interior space for people all over the world.

From our regional headquarters based in Zaventem (Brussels area), our team ensures the development and supports manufacturing of high-quality car interior components.

Advanced Development Department in Toyota Boshoku Europe main activity focus is to contribute global company technology enhancement through “Potential Core Technology” proposals from Europe advanced development society and joint development with development partners in Europe.


  • Market research, development trend analysis through joining fairs, seminars, conferences, motor shows etc. Sharing of findings through reporting to Advanced Development Organizations in Global.
  • Gain trust from industry and development partners through frequent visits and sharing information.
    Identify key development areas and potential partners in Europe through analysis of company technologies in line with EU trends and technologies.
  • Joint development of materials, products together with the partners (material suppliers, part makers, institutes etc.). 
  • Management of the projects in technical and business aspects.
  • Represent company for presentation of development outputs as developed materials, technologies, products etc. in fairs, seminars, conferences.
  • Preparation of technical papers and patent application for the identified items.


  • Degree in engineering field, preferably in material, chemical or mechanical engineering.
  • 2-3 years experience in material development, product design, finite element analysis is considered as an asset
  • Good communication skills, interest in new technology
  • Business fluency in English
  • Willing to travel abroad 1x a month (2-3 days) on weekdays

Our offer

  • Competitive salary in line with your experience
  • Permanent contract
  • Flexible working schedule (start between 7:00- 10:00 am), working from home 2x a week
  • Hospitalization and Group insurance
  • Meal vouchers and Eco- cheques
  • Transportation reimbursement as per local regulations
  • International project where you can develop your knowledge and skills on different areas
  • Training opportunities (external and internal)


  • Higher education preferably an Engineering degree (Mechanical, Chemical,…) or equivalent through experience
  • Ideally max 3 years of experience within the quality division in an industrial manufacturing environment, preferably in the automotive industry
  • Excellent interpersonal & argumentation skills with the ability to interact effectively throughout various functional groups and hierarchical levels
  • Willing to travel frequently (±25%) – during the workweek (Weekends are usually spent at home) to plants in the Europe-Africa region
  • Knowledge of English at a Business Proficiency level
  • Personality: analytical, fact driven, assertive, curious mind, solution oriented, convincing, ‘can do’ attitude, hands-on mindset
  • Team player
  • Ability to train and inspire people
  • Language skills: Proficient knowledge of English is a must, other languages (French, Japanese, Polish, Turkish…) are an asset.
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Driving license is required

How to apply

We are looking forward to receiving your CV (in English) via e-mail to or via form below.

If your profile matches our requirements, we will be in contact with you to define next steps.