Nine Top Jobs Open at Toyota USA
In an announcement that surely had industry-types frantically calling their favorite headhunters, Businessweek reports that nine of Toyota's top U.S. executives will be retiring by the end of the year. There are now openings for vice president positions in logistics, sales, motorsports, business technology, Toyota University and the top job at Toyota Racing Development. Toyota maintains that these are all normally-scheduled retirements but… what of the Jim Press effect? Aren't experienced Toyota managers learning that they're worth their weight in gold to, ahem, less successful, car companies? Analysts say that this year's sagging sales mean the the time is right for ToMoCo of NA to bring-up a new generation of leaders. Before you polish-up your c.v., the Japanese automaker has a long history of promoting from within. Hai!
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