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Strategic Product Manager to Toyota Material Handling



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Publication Date

20 Jun 2022





Toyota Material Handling is a forward-thinking company where we develop the future of Logistics and material handling by creating self-driving vehicles used in warehouses. Joining us means being part of the logistics solutions of tomorrow. The team in Gothenburg develops advanced order and traffic management software to guide self-driving vehicles for our customers automated solutions.


The world of logistics is changing, driven by global trends such as e-commerce, automation and labor shortage. In the on-demand reality we live in, more and more deliveries need to be assembled to match specific needs. Instead of shipping homogeneous pallets of one type of goods, more and more pallets and roller cages in supply chains are assembled from various goods to match a specific order list. Traditionally, these picking operations are handled manually by dedicated pickers operating manual forklifts or pallet jacks.

Driven by cost reduction and accelerated by labor shortage, the segment of picking is facing imminent disruption by automation. Toyota has the biggest share of the market of manual forklifts in Europe, where trucks for picking operations is a big and profitable segment. Leading the shift to automated picking is therefore of strategic importance to Toyota.


As Strategic Product Manager for Picking Solutions at Toyota Material Handling Logistic Solution (TMHLS) you will lead TMHLS' entry into to the domain of Picking applications.

Leading a team of appointed resources, you will drive the whole life cycle of our emerging solutions in the domain of Picking from a blank canvas to end-of-life. This includes segmenting, analyzing the market needs, designing a portfolio of solutions, formulating a vision and strategy of the offer, break down of specifications into the dev backlog of R&D, design and drive roadmap execution, lead compliance passing development gates, stake holder management, defining product price lists, execute market releases, etc.

  • Establish thought leadership of the picking domain relevant for Toyota Material Handling
  • Acquire granular understanding of customer processes, pains and gains, related to relevant market segments
  • Define solution requirements and execute handover to RnD
  • Define product vision, product strategy, MVP and roadmap, aligned with RnD
  • Enable sales, by defining and communicating information, price lists, life cycle announcements etc.
  • Manage market requests, such as Special Design Requests through established processes
  • Front the offer at release events both internally and externally
  • Responsible for sales and contribution within own product area


To be successful in this position you need to be highly experienced in uncovering customer needs and converting them into new offers. You have a vibrant outgoing entrepreneurial spirit that thrive in areas of high uncertainty and complex stake holder management.


We believe that you have: 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a relevant role in product management, strategy, innovation, or business development
  • Experience in working customer centric in innovation, using established methods
  • A business savvy mindset, with experience in quantifying customer value, using established methods
  • Relevant experience related to Product Management 
  • (meritorious) Experience from strategy consultancy or startups


We are collaborating with Nexer Recruit in this recruitment. For more information, please contact Patrik Jensen at or +46 70 237 57 34. We look forward hearing from you!


Toyota Material Handling Europe is one of the world’s largest suppliers of material handling solutions, both within forklifts and related products and services. The subsidiary Logistics Solutions (TMHLS) which is a central part of the development and innovation part of Toyota Material Handling is located at Frihamnen in Gothenburg. Logistics Solutions develops solutions in automation solutions and has approximately 120 employees. Toyota Material Handling Europe has more than 10000 employees in about thirty sales companies, as well as in development and manufacturing units in Sweden, Italy and France.