Your ambition. Our success
Koen van der Weerd

Why did I choose Pon

Already as a young student, I was caught by the great atmosphere that I encountered during an inhouse event at the automotive headquarter in Leusden. Top of class products in transport and mobility and people that work with passion, a winning combination! From that moment, I knew I wanted to work with Pon after graduating.

'One thing is for sure, you are the architect yourself'

Koen van der Weerd
Sales manager Union

My journey through the Pon Traineeship

Project 1 / Continental Banden Groep
Country / Netherlands
City / Barneveld
Discipline / IT implementation
Project date / October 2011 - April 2012

In order to have accurate and consistent steering information for sales and management, I was responsible for implementing a new management information system. This contained bringing commercial divisions and the IT department together in determining the needs and eventually development of reports for daily-, weekly- and monthly use.

Information regarded sales volumes, margins and logistical information on both customer- divisional- and company level.

Project 2 / Equipment Depot
Country / USA
City / Houston, Texas
Discipline / Service Optimization
Project date / May 2012 - October 2012

Within Equipment Depot, my assignment was to develop a program on which the service revenues could be optimized. It more specifically regarded the service funnel on planned maintenance jobs.

Detecting extra work, selling extra work and ultimately being able to conduct the extra job while on site. In order to achieve this, commercial training, sales tools, process lay-outs and reporting were developed for the service mechanics.

Project 3 / Audi Centre Amsterdam
Country / Netherlands
City / Amsterdam
Discipline / Sales
Project date / November 2012 - January 2013

Selling as much Audi's a possible!

This involved determining customer needs, valuing used car trade-in, making quotes, follow-up on quotes, and closing deals to ultimately have satisfied customers.

Furthermore, I put up a joint marketing event between Audi Centre Amsterdam and Bang and Olufsen. Customers of both parties could enjoy an experience with the best there is in the automotive and audiovisual industry.

Project 4 / Pon Luxury Cars
Country / Netherlands
City / Leusden
Discipline / Business development
Project date / January 2013 - May 2013

After acquiring the dealerships of Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti for the Dutch market in 2012, Pon Luxury Cars was challenging its dealer network and facilities in order to optimize the sales and service business.

My responsiblities included the business cases and subsequently coordinating all involved parties, varying from Pon real estate, Pon automotive business management, commercial real estate developers, architects, and the OEMs Porsche AG and Bentley Ltd.

First job / Sales Manager
Country / Netherlands
City / Dieren
Discipline / Union Bicycles

After my management traineeship, I started as sales manager at Union bicycles. Pon acquired the Union brand in 2012, after which we started building a new company from scratch. My responsiblities include the sales and retail strategy, in order to reach our goals on volume, turnover and gross margins. Eventually, we have to bring this legendary bicycle brand back to the top!

Why should you consider Pon

The management traineeship at Pon provides a hands-on program in which you'll develop yourself to a manager. Assignments can be executed multidisciplinary across the Pon business groups, all over the world. One thing is for sure, you are the architect yourself, and you'll have to take that responsibility. Extensive trainings, fun and passion can bring you to the top!

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Passion to perform

At Pon, we are a leading company in transportation and mobility. For the future, we can grasp amazing opportunities due to the worldwide trends in mobility such as environmental sustainability, personal health and urbanization. Therefore, my ambition is to have my fair share in making the Pon Bicycle Group the number one player in the world!

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