Overview

Who We’re Looking For

Toyota’s Legal Department Department is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Business Manager.

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, the primary responsibility of this role is to manage the Legal department’s financial and regulatory reporting requirements and all general business administration matters.

What You’ll Be Doing 

Financial/Regulatory Management
-Develop and analyze financial reports; compile and analyze financial information
-Coordinate with the Legal Executive Team to develop department and Practice-Group specific budgets
-Forecasts/plans and reconciliations of actual expenditures to budget
-Act as an advisor on budget, financial, and risk matters
-Research financial matters as required; performs legwork for internal, IRS, and external accounting firm audits and audit letters
-Collaborate with Accounting and Finance functions to promote department alignment with the Company’s financial planning
-Act as a liaison between the Toyota parent company, Toyota affiliates, Toyota North America departments, and business units to solve complex issues/problems and provide leadership in financial and strategic planning
-Serves as the key financial person and lead financial coordinator for the coordination, support, and execution of critical financial activities and provide value-added business expertise and guidance to the division executive and their internal stakeholders
-Plays a key role to ensure the Division manages its approved budget/forecast in a responsible manner and facilitates reporting of their results
-Serves as a partner between Division management and stakeholders (i.e. Accounting and Finance, Corporate Shared Service) to support day-to-day operations

Business Administration
-Manage a team of analysts and assistants in the day to day general administrative functions of the Legal Division
-Manage/oversee department meetings, oversee major external event planning and support, external sponsorship support of diversity, inclusion, and equity events, pro-bono programs, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs, civil and charitable involvement/sponsorship

Vendor/Supplier Relations
-Oversee external vendor (e.g. law firm, consultants, tech. providers, etc.) management and payment, invoice management, and matter management programs for outside counsel, vendors, and other third-party providers
-Oversee management and support of CLE registrations, legal subscription services, and other related administrative support functions

Strategic Planning
Oversee several key department initiatives including:
-Serving as the department lead on critical strategies, planning reporting
-Serving as the department lead on the development of data analytics/metrics strategies
-Managing customer-first programs
-Serving as a department D&I and pro-bono lead
-Managing the department’s team member development programs
-Serving as an affiliate synergy lead
 
What You Bring

• Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Mathematics, Accounting, Finance, Compliance, Economic or closely related field of study, or equivalent work experience relevant to this position
• Significant experience managing business operations and administrative matters for a large department
• Experience leading a team, and enthusiasm for working collaboratively within a strong team environment
• Excellent analytic, presentation, organization, and interpersonal skills
• Possess an executive presence and excellent communication skills, including proven ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences, as well as all levels of the organization
• High level of proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
• Proficiency using e-billing, matter management, document management, or other related systems
• Demonstrated proficiency with financial systems
• Proven ability to explain financial concepts to non-financial audiences
• Demonstrated ability to prepare effective presentations to internal stakeholders and influence behaviors to achieve performance improvements
• Proven ability and initiative to effectively manage complex situations and multiple assignments/projects concurrently while working in a fast-paced, high pressure, deadline-driven environment with minimal oversight
• Demonstrated ability to act with discretion, judgment, and maintenance of confidentiality
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 5% of the time

Added Bonus If You Have

• Legal operations experience is highly preferred
• Proficiency with Mitratech’s TeamConnect matter management application and/or Collaborati e-billing software
• Proficiency using SAP, PeopleSoft, and/or Oracle financial products
• Significant experience as a liaison with multiple stakeholders
• Current Notary Public for State of Texas

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, childcare, schools and more
• Flexible spending accounts
• Relocation assistance (if applicable)

Belonging At Toyota

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10+ different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members’ efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, 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.

About Toyota Motor North America

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 Dream. Do. Grow. with us.