Managing Director

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Wat ga je doen

Do you want to be part of building a top-notch AI start-up, and still be part of one of the largest family owned companies in the Netherlands; Pon? Now is the time to jump into Lensor and shape this new vehicle inspection start-up to a scale-up and further. Lensor started as an innovative solution within the Pon Datalab; a data science team of 20 FTE working for all Pon companies. We are now looking for a Managing Director who can drive Lensor into its next phase and beyond. Someone who can build a strong vision for Lensor for the next 5 years and can build and execute a strategy supporting that vision. You will lead the company on a day-to-day basis and therefore be responsible for operations and together with the technical lead for the long term product development.

Over Lensor en het Team

For a fleet owner vehicle inspections is a time consuming and inefficient process. Poor documentation, lack of transparency, error prone, etc. Imagine you drive through a gate, within a second your vehicle is completely scanned for damages, immediately documented and available for e.g. your fleet manager via an interface. That is Lensor!

Damage detection on vehicles or other assets by applying computer vision models. It all started 2,5 years ago with a thesis at Pon Logistics by Robin van Ruitenbeek; AI Specialist at the Pon Datalab, and Technical Lead of Lensor. Together with Pon Logistics and a large supermarket chain (delivery service), we developed the first version of our ‘damage detection gate’ and this is showing so much potential, that we got the official GO to setup this formal entity and to further develop and mature this concept.

At Lensor you will be joining a young, dynamic and tech minded team of 6 people. You will be working with a state-of-the-art technically complex product, we strongly focus on the business problem the solution solves, while making it fun.


The small team and innovative nature of the product, enables you to work on a diverse set of challenges. As a co-founder, you will be responsible for:

  • Building the company from a start-up to a scale-up and further;
  • Setting up a vision and go-to market strategy;
  • Build successful, long lasting relationships with our confirmed launching customers in year 1 and fill the pipeline with new prospects for the longer term;
  • Work closely together with the Technical Lead, who is responsible for the team of data scientists, AI specialists and cloud devops engineers;
  • Setup a marketing, commercial and service & maintenance plan, and build a team to execute on it.
Wat vragen we van jou

We are searching for an ambitious and innovative mindset. You have a tech interest, are a real strategist, can build strong teams, and are commercially enthusiastic. You get excited about challenging problems and your skills can be described by:

  • 5+ years of work experience;
  • Academic level by education or experience;
  • An eager mindset to learn and innovate;
  • Experience in setting up strategies;
  • Commercial and customer success management experience;
  • Enthusiastic and verbally powerful presentation skills, an inspirational leader;
  • You cannot make it a success by yourself, so you need to be a team player;
  • Experience in the startup scene is a big plus;
  • Experience in a tech company is a plus.
Wat bieden wij

Besides the fun, flexible and dedicated team you will be joining, you will enter a very challenging environment where you can excel. You will be reporting to Pon Holdings B.V., and will be consulted by the Advisory Board represented by e.g. the Director Data & Analytics (Pon), the Innovation Manager from our customer supermarket chain and other external experts. We offer:

  • The unique opportunity to lead a truly innovative AI start-up into its next phase and beyond;
  • The chance to set a strategy in collaboration with a strong team, and create your own success;
  • Therefore, willing to invest: fixed and variable pay is well balanced (including virtual shares);
  • The DNA of a startup, but also the advantages of being part of Pon;
  • Plenty of room for personal development and education.
Over de organisatie

Pon is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the Netherlands and is engaged in a wide range of activities. Pon employs over 12.000 people at over 80 companies across 36 countries. Pon constantly strives to achieve the highest possible added value in the relationship between customer and manufacturer. This is based on high-quality products supplied by leading manufacturers, including Volkswagen, Porsche, Caterpillar, MAN, Gazelle and Swapfiets. Pon also offers complementary services, such as maintenance, repair, leasing, rental and insurance. For more information on Pon please visit our website:

Overige informatie

Are you as enthusiastic as we are about this new concept, we are looking forward to meeting you! Send your motivation and CV to Ralf de Haan (

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