Scenario Planning Senior Analyst

Toyota - Plano, TX4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $98,000 - $140,000 a year
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 grow and challenge what's possible with us.

Who we’re looking for
Corporate Strategy and Planning’s (CS&P) Business Insights group is looking for a highly motivated Scenario Planning Senior Analyst to lead business impact scenario planning activities.

The primary responsibility of this role is to provide business scenarios as strategic inputs for key business decisions. A secondary responsibility will be to integrate into/support team projects focused on Future Mobility, in terms of new activities and impacts on the industry and competitive environment. Additional responsibilities may include engaging in core Business Insights projects and ad-hoc, quick-response reports may be required.

Reporting to the Business Environment Manager, the person in this role will support the CS&P department's objective to solve major business challenges, create value, facilitate transformative growth and monitor business performance for Toyota.

This role will lead scenario planning and other activities in collaboration with enterprise team members to ensure data, scenarios, insights, financial frameworks and future trends are developed to support business plans, five and ten –year plans, and business decisions.

What you’ll be doing
1. Leading scenario planning activities for Toyota enterprise business:

Design, lead and facilitate scenario planning work at Toyota, acting as the lead subject matter expert (SME) for Scenario Planning within CS&P and the enterprise

Use modeling, business scenario methodologies, and future trends to create actionable and accurate insights

Identify key indicators and develop tracking systems or frameworks (Strategic Early Warning systems or SEWS) to monitor changes and support forecasting & strategic planning

Advise on current market trends that impact the business to competitively define development and expansion goals

2. Promoting scenario planning throughout Toyota:
Consult with TMNA functional teams, integrating insights from Corporate Strategy and Planning into their planning (forecasting)

Collaborate with stakeholders such as but not limited to: TMC (Toyota Motor Corporation) and global affiliates, TFS, Product Planning, Marketing, and Sales, on their scenario planning work, and related future projects, with the goal of improving communications, sharing best practices, aligning work and creating more accurate scenarios

Teach team members, individually and/or workshops, how to apply scenarios and SEWS to support their planning work, both qualitatively and quantitatively

Develop and grow internal network of relevant stakeholders, as well as external network of consultants/experts/resources

Participate in and contribute to cross organizational work, as a resource for scenario based forecasting and strategic planning

Manage and grow relationships with key planning execs, consultants, and vendors
3. Applying scenario planning practices to core CS&P products:

Develop concrete case studies and business cases to illustrate scenario planning benefits

Responsible for ensuring that the company is on the leading edge for scenario planning methodologies and advocate benefits of adoption

Design and facilitate client tailored scenario planning workshops involving all levels of the organization

Support Internal Trend Tracking programs, as scenario planning expert

Study scenario planning best practices, and integrate ideas to support planning innovation
4. Supporting team projects in future of mobility work, ad-hoc studies, and flexibly support Business Insights core products:

Support ad hoc requests, including executive presentations

Flexibility - in terms of supporting team’s work related to future of mobility and contributing to work projects as needed
What you bring

Bachelor’s degree or higher, with experience in business strategy, planning, or related field
Extensive knowledge of scenario planning techniques and proven track record of utilizing scenario planning in business planning.
Demonstrated ability to distill disparate future possibilities/ abstract information into clear insights and business implications
Experience advising leadership on how scenarios may impact their business environments and eliciting strategic responses to scenarios from business leaders.
Attention to detail, resourcefulness, and time management skills required to effectively design and prepare executive-level presentation materials
Ability to ask, listen, and synthesize viewpoints of different stakeholders into strategic options for growth
Innovative, creative, and strategic thinker
Use of Qualitative and Quantitative methodologies (e.g. regression / statistical analysis, interviews and focus groups)
Workshop facilitation skills including time management, materials / poster production, and ability to flex / amend activities as needed given workshop dynamics
Excellent communication skills, writing and presenting
Willingness and ability to travel 10% of the time

Added bonus if you have
MBA (preferred) or other relevant advanced degree
Extensive knowledge of Toyota and the automotive industry
Consulting experience
Experience in training or facilitating workshops
Experience with demand or financial analysis modeling

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 include:

A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect

Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

Vehicle purchase & lease programs

Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)

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, child care, schools and more

Flexible spending accounts

Relocation assistance (if applicable)

What you should know
Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. 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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