Nine Top Jobs Open at Toyota USA

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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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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  • Shaker Shaker on Mar 06, 2008

    Once the Toyota brass read TTAC's review of the Corolla, these guys were toast. ;-)

  • Stingray Stingray on Mar 06, 2008

    Interesting... see you in 10 years for the next one (too young right now) :D

  • Bfg9k Bfg9k on Mar 06, 2008

    Look for more headlines like these as the Baby Boomers finally friggin' retire, to enjoy their fruits from having royally screwed up the country on their watch.

  • Matthew Danda Matthew Danda on Mar 06, 2008

    I'm surprised they're actually replacing the executives. Usually, once a highly paid exec vacates a position, that position is eliminated and consolidated within another department. Reduces overhead considerably. At least, that is the experience I have witnessed time and again in the IT world.