Your ambition. Our success
Joeri Drent

Why did I choose Pon

For me Pon is a company with beautiful brands and beautiful companies. The traineeship offers you the chance to see many of this operating companies from the inside, in different disciplines. The diversity and the fact that Pon still is a family-run company suits perfectly to who I am and on vision on what true entrepreneurship is. This has been one of my best choices in life.

'One should choose for Pon for its brands, but moreover for its people'

Joeri Drent
Productmanager VW Bedrijfswagens

My journey through the Pon Traineeship

Project 1 / Pon Power
Country / Netherlands
City / Papendrecht
Discipline / Implementation overnight delivery
Project date / February 2011 - July 2011

I was made responsible to implement the in-night delivery of the all stock for the Pon Power branches. I was the key figure within this project to work with all different departments, to make sure that all the equipment and tools were delivered at the vans of the mechanics during the night.

A challenging project where aligning all stakeholders proved to be the most vital aspect.

Project 2 / Volkswagen Bedrijfswagens
Country / Netherlands
City / Leusden
Discipline / One-Stop-Shop proposition
Project date / August 2011 - February 2012

In assignment of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the Fleet Modification Group I developed and test a toolbox in order to make a better One-Stop-Shop proposition to enhance sales. We worked from a dealer perspective to make use of their expertise and bridge the gap with the importer.

Project 3 / Audi Centrum Amsterdam
Country / Netherlands
City / Amsterdam
Discipline / Sales assignment
Project date / March 2012 - April 2012

I worked for two months as an Audi sales man at Audi Centre Amsterdam. I advised customers, I estimated used car prices and was the configurator of the cars once a deal was done. The money is still made on the work floor. It was a great experience and I did with a fantastic team. It learned me a great deal about the relationship between importer and dealer. I would recommend to anybody!

Project 4 / Corporate Clients & Solutions
Country / Netherlands
City / Almere
Discipline / Corporate Client
Project date / May 2012 - August 2012

I Developed a method for KPI-tracking for our Corporate Clients. I worked on a couple of Corporate Clients to bring together those clients the right Pon companies and created customized solutions. Corporate clients is an interesting business unit within Pon, because you have to see the whole picture of the company and try to let them cooperate with each other to provide more business for the group as a total.

First job / Product manager
Country / The Netherlands
City / Leusden
Discipline / Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

At the moment I am product manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and responsible for the biggest and smallest commercial vehicle we have: the Crafter and the Caddy. As Product Manager you are the spider in the web. You are spokesperson for the both the factory and our dealers. I am responsible for the pricing and package strategy and I take the lead in the marketing of all new options and developments around those vans. This off course in close contact with communication, logistics and sales. A true all-round function so to speak.

Why should you consider Pon

One should choose for Pon for its brands, but moreover for its people, the responsibility, diversity, freedom, creativity, entrepreneurship, work ethics and passion. You will come across all these aspects within the 20 months of your traineeship. All these factors make Pon to the unique international company it is today.

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Passion to perform

I hope to achieve a position one day where I am responsible for my own division. Managing Director of a business unit is therefore my ambition. I hope to make the dream come true to bring a brand or product to the next level with a team of ambitious and motivated people.

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