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Life at Toyota

When you join Toyota Australia, you join a team that supports you. That pushes you to make your impossible possible, so together, we can lead the future of mobility.

Our guiding principles

The Toyota Way is the foundation of our corporate culture. It is a unique system of principles, behaviours and ways of working that our people apply in every aspect of their day-to-day work, at every level of the company, worldwide.

It is built on two pillars: Continuous Improvement and Respect for People.



Kaizen is the essence of continuous improvement. It is a way of thinking which encourages and empowers everyone to identify where and how even small changes can be made to benefit the business, their team or their individual performance.

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu – “going to the source” – is about checking the facts yourself, so you can be sure you have the right information you need to make a good decision.


When we embrace a challenge we also commit ourselves to challenging what we know and what we can do to complete it. This means we approach each challenge not only with creativity, but also with courage.

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Through respect, we accept personal responsibility for what we do and build mutual trust and understanding with those around us.


Every member of a team is given the opportunity to do their best, and the accountability to achieve results. This is true throughout our business, from the boardroom to the production line.

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“I’ve been supported personally and professionally, and have had the opportunity to work across all aspects of the business. Great people, great organisation, great brand.”


We celebrate diversity and inclusion

Toyota is a place where difference is celebrated. We strive to create a workplace that not only gives equal opportunities to people of all backgrounds and abilities, but supports them to reach their full potential. Here’s some of the ways we do that.

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Through our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Strategy, we’ve set numerous targets including to raise the number of women in the business to a ratio of 40:60 by 2025.

Employee community engagement

We recognise the value our employees bring to their local communities. This is why we encourage them to contribute to activities that are important to them.


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Community engagement

Mentorship program

We’ve partnered with Art of Mentoring to deliver an exciting and structured program that pairs staff with an experienced mentee who can help them develop greater workplace relationships, expand their networks, and build confidence.


WORK180 is an innovative directory that highlights employers who support women’s careers. Toyota Australia is well-recognised for offering flexible work options, 14 weeks paid primary carers leave, wellness facilities, as well as other initiatives.


Women's conference

We believe in drawing on diverse lines of thinking within the business, and our Annual Women’s Conference is an opportunity to make sure that the relationships we build and the decisions we make support a positive future direction.

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community trust

Toyota Community Trust

The Toyota Community Trust aims to encourage and enable more young Australians to pursue study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program is currently focused on communities in Melbourne’s west.


Together, we are Toyota

Meet some of the leaders behind the success of Toyota Australia.

Matthew Callachor

President and CEO

Matthew’s move into the top position in Australia is the culmination of a 39-year career of achievement with Toyota, during which he developed extensive knowledge and experience locally as well as in the United States and Japan.

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Heather Box

GM, Finance, Procurement & Legal

Heather broke ground to be the first female ever to be promoted to the executive management team. She is responsible for creating, aligning and implementing compelling visions and strategies to ensure the growth and prosperity of the Toyota business.

John Pappas

John Pappas

Vice President

John’s career at Toyota has been long and diverse, but he remains committed to putting people first, always bringing a high level of care and collaboration to his work. John prides himself on keeping an open mind and trying new things – values that are core to the Toyota philosophy.

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Jing Tadeo

GM, Eastern Region

Jing joined the Toyota team in 1991 as a Pricing Analyst within the National Parts and Accessories Division. With a stint at Toyota North America under her belt, Jing is now the General Manager, Eastern Region for Toyota Australia.

Our two longest-serving employees have been with us for over 42 years. We’re also proud to have more than 100 employees with over 25 years service each.

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