Final application date

24 March, 2024


Lucia Pietrocola

At Toyota Material Handling Europe, we create the technology that keeps the world moving. Diverse businesses around across Europe depend on our logistics and material handling solutions. By pioneering technology like automation, connectivity and productivity solutions, we create opportunities for our customers logistics operations to be as efficient as possible.

We firmly believe in also setting ideas in motion. That is why we are now investing more than ever in research and development. Our multidisciplinary teams work conceptually and practically to develop the next generation of material handling products and solutions. By providing our Research and Development (R&D) department with the creative freedom and resources needed to explore new technologies, we aim to stay at the forefront of innovation.

At Toyota Material Handling Europe, we contribute to a smarter and more sustainable society – today and tomorrow. MOVE the future with us.


The position

With a commitment to innovation and excellence, Toyota Material Handling Europe strives to deliver cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of its customers. We are now seeking a driven and dynamic Intellectual Property Engineer to join our Patent organisation. This role is pivotal in shaping our patent strategy and ensuring the protection of our intellectual property rights. As part of our Technology Administration Office, you’ll be part of a European team with a global outlook, contributing to technological innovation and monitoring competitor activities.

Your Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for patent and intellectual property matters within the R&D department in Sweden.
  • Foster an Intellectual Property culture throughout the company.
  • Collaborate with the R&D team and IP Consulting to develop new patents.
  • Draft high-quality patent applications to safeguard our intellectual property rights effectively.
  • Evaluate and assess inventions.
  • Conduct thorough patent searches and analyse prior art to determine patentability and freedom to operate.
  • Prepare regular reports for R&D management and other stakeholders.

Your Profile

  • Proven experience in R&D, either as a technical/researcher or innovation specialist.
  • Thrives in working in multidisciplinary and diverse teams’ environments.
    Strong capacity to work autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced setting.
  • Previous experience as an Intellectual Property Engineer is a plus.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken Swedish and English is essential.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering with 3-5 years of relevant experience is required.

Our Offer

In a rapidly growing high-tech industry in fast transformation, Toyota Material Handling Europe is stable, global and influential. We offer a dynamic, diverse, and welcoming local work environment where you always act within an international context. An onboarding program will be prepared for you. The position is based in Mjölby, Sweden but possibility to work remote a few days per week is a natural part of the deal, so is an attractive benefit package and a yearly bonus.

Your Application

Send your application, CV, and cover letter in English no later than March 24th, 2024. We screen continuously, so don’t miss out, send in your application today!


For more information about the job, please contact: Lucia Pietrocola, Patent Coordinator: