Prodrive

Prodrive technologies has 1000 employees in the Netherlands and 1200 worldwide. We are active in four country's. The work field is Industrial, Medical, Automotive, Energy & Infrastructure

 

You’d have to be crazy to want to work with us ...

Prodrive Technologies is an exceptional company

We hear that from our clients, we believe it, and various awards and other forms of recognition have confirmed it for us. Naturally our success, growth and results have not just fallen into our laps. We’ve all given our best shot to get to where we are, because we’re crazy about technology and the challenges presented by technological and business developments. Anyone who becomes a ‘prodriver’ must be able to meet those challenges, to take the initiative and take on risk, to seize opportunities and persevere to the very last moment, which may sometimes fall outside office hours. In short, our work is our passion. We take it very seriously. If you feel the same way, you could go a long way as a Prodriver – there’s plenty of scope here.

If you’ve got it in you, we’ll help to bring it out

At Prodrive Technologies, we’ve chosen not to have a standard executive programme, or a series of precisely sketched out career paths. We prefer to offer you plenty of opportunities, options, guidance, courses and chances to develop yourself in a way that suits you best. That doesn’t mean that you’ll find everything laid on for you. On the contrary: you start at the deep end. But we won’t let you drown …

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Exclusively for enterprising go-getters

If you’re crazy about technology, you can – in principle – start work with us tomorrow, either full-time or part-time. Assuming you meet our needs and our criteria. For example, we’re looking for interns, upcoming graduates, and for people who know how to knuckle down to work, want to get ahead, are curious, who set high standards for themselves, and are willing to commit themselves to the interests of our customers and our company. Okay, we know we’re asking a lot. But we also have a lot to offer.

Vacancies for true blue prodrivers

If you don’t meet our criteria, there’s no need to apply. The unusual structure of our business processes and our unique way of working distinguish us from our competitors. The way we work offers you – and the other prodrivers – a lot of freedom to tackle tasks in your own way, but this also brings with it obligations: we expect you to take the initiative, to take responsibility for your work, and to deliver results. If only the whole world worked that way …

 

MISSION

As a private-owned company, we aim to provide more than just shareholder satisfaction. We operate under a healthy ambition to be of relevance, and to contribute to meaningful innovation that tackle major challenges in society.

We create technologies that are essential links in the systems which form the basis for today’s and tomorrow’s world. Our technology, for instance, improves the quality of medical imaging, which allows for diagnostics that recognize diseases earlier and more accurately. Our technologies also contribute to reducing the global dependency on fossil fuels and to minimizing human exposure to air pollution. Another example is the contribution of our technologies to global digitalization, which lowers barriers for people in third world countries wishing to access the information and education that are essential for their welfare.

Therefore, our joint mission is to create meaningful technologies that make the world work.


VALUES


Those who come into contact with our company always refer to the way our people have remarkable passion and ambition. Our people are inspired by our unique culture, with a strong focus on the values Equality, Responsibility and Trust.

From the first day at work, the input of each new employee is respected and everyone is treated as equal. Our organization is extremely flat, consists of self-coordinating teams, and we strive to continue eliminating bureaucracy, despite our ever-increasing scale. Management roles are limited and privileges are non-existing.

Instead of seniority, our criteria for responsibility are ability and ambition. We do not believe in tasks or junior roles. We encourage people to pitch new initiatives and we provide them with the freedom they need to realize their personal growth ambitions. What’s more, our entrepreneurial business model features an appetite for taking end-to-end responsibility and the required risks involved in order to become successful. 

Finally, we believe that people are inclined to live up to their potential most when they are stimulated by trust in their abilities. Our processes are lean and extremely effective, communication lines are short, and procedures do not include extensive approval steps.

 

OBJECTIVES 

The successful pursuit of our mission depends on a set of conditions which we believe are indispensable for maintaining a long-term, sustainable, and competitive business that possesses the required means and strength.

Revenue 

In order to continue to make a meaningful impact on society, significant scale is essential. As standards are continually rising at the global level, growth is required to compete where a difference can be made.
In realizing our ambitions, we intend to continue to grow organically, while securing full autonomy. Moreover, this intended growth will be in sustainable business that complies with our progressive environmental goals. Lastly, we consider the preservation of our unique company culture to be crucial any scenario.

 

Productivity 

Our second key objective is to increase our productivity, which is measured as annual revenue per full-time employee. Our human capital is our most valuable resource. Without increased yield from effort spent, our highly desirable growth will be subject to the bottleneck of capacity constraints. What’s more, productivity is essential for competitiveness and it contributes to the profitability required to fund the additional investments which will maintain the company’s growth in the long term.


STRATEGIES

Our recipe for achieving growth, while at the same time making our company more productive consists of four major ingredients: Leverage, Vertical integration, Conceptual thinking, and Global copy-exact.
 

Leverage

Developing and selling unique, dedicated solutions for specific customers allows for great customer intimacy. This does, however, limit growth to the demand of a single customer and the availability of resources for new technology development. Instead of having to start from scratch each time, we constantly leverage proven technology as ready-to-use building blocks that give us a head start in applications across industries and markets. This enables our agile teams to come up with customized technology, while at the same time realizing a uniquely short time to market.

Apart from using leverage as an instrument for product development, our internal operations embrace the same philosophy. Processes are automated by generic platforms of home-grown advanced robotics and linked together by our own Manufacturing Execution System. This allows us to increase capacity or introduce new processes in our internal operations, while generating engineering output and creating marketable know-how.


Vertical Integration

Since its foundation in 1993, our company has never stopped expanding its horizons and developing new capabilities. Expertise has widened from specialized electronics design to fundamental research, development, qualification and manufacturing of numerous electronic, mechanic, magnetic and software applications. Where common industry practice was preaching for specialization and high-level outsourcing, our high-risk approach has rewarded us with a highly integrated engine with nearly all essential elements present under one roof.
A broad set of capabilities allows us to add and create most of the value of our products ourselves.

 

Conceptual thinking 

Very early on in our company’s existence, customers and other stakeholders started to identify and praise our one-of-a-kind culture and way of working. Our method of approaching challenges is embedded into our DNA and it has allowed us to excel in problem solving and maintaining simplicity. This conceptual thinking allows us to break down functional requirements into various layers of abstraction and ensures that we can influence the performance of the final solution at the very root of the innovation process.


Our ability to grasp the essence of the challenges that we take on is strengthened by the increasing spectrum of capabilities we are integrating. In addition, our habit of leveraging proven technology as building blocks for new applications allows us to incorporate the perspective of practical experience into the new equation we are solving.


Global copy-exact 

Our last ingredient for realizing growth and productivity is our ability to bridge geographic and demographic borders. We believe in the strength of our business model and aim to copy-exact our model in a way that allows us to be a physical part of the ecosystems we want to influence. This means that we aim to be close to our customers in every corner of the globe. It is, however, of critical importance that the essential factors that keep our engine running are represented and available. In Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Boston (USA), Suzhou (China) and Tel Aviv (Israel) we’ve moved into ecosystems which are made up by clusters of industry-leading customers and world-class institutions that educate and foster the kind of talents that meet our high expectations