Technical Business Development Manager (Shanghai)

Category: Commercial Jobs (Engineering, business administration)

Education level: MSc / PhD


Prodrive Technologies is a rapidly expanding company, in order to realize our continuous growth ambitions Prodrive has structured its sales organization around strategically relevant industries and technologies. A team of Sales Managers and Business Development Managers focuses on building networks and generating leads in various industry segments and geographic regions. Main focus is on the alignment of sales opportunities with Prodrive’s main Technology Programs and key-competences. In order to effectively approach these markets it is required to obtain in-depth knowledge about market needs, market size, competition and Prodrive’s strengths and weaknesses.
In order to facilitate the rapid growth of our customers’ base in Asia, Prodrive is currently seeking for an ambitious Business Development Manager with knowledge of products and technologies relevant to the Power Conversion, Motion & Mechatronics or Automotive domain. Stationed in our Shanghai office, your job is to actively cooperate with the corporate Business Development Team (Netherlands) in approaching new customers and generation of leads, the creation of proposals, negotiate contracts, build and maintain relations, visit and participate at relevant fairs and exhibitions, assess market opportunities and collect market information.


  • MSc/PhD in Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge of technical components and systems
  • Prepared to travel regularly
  • The desire and drive to excel in your field of work
  • Experience is not required, a passion for sales and technology certainly is

Your benefits

When you are able to prove that you are the perfect fit for our job, you will be rewarded in many ways: you will get the chance to develop yourself as a person, gain extensive knowledge and develop your career in multiple directions. Besides that, you will –naturally- be offered a market competitive salary and outstanding secondary conditions. After excellent performance your salary will grow incredibly fast and you will even get the opportunity to become a shareholder and all this at an employer that has achieved an average growth of 35% over the last 20 years!


There are few companies in the world of technology which stand out. As a matter of fact, Prodrive Technologies is one of them. Our company was founded in 1993 by technical professionals from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Since then every year has shown a steep growth rate due to a very successful business concept. Currently the total Prodrive Technologies organization consists of 800 employees (700 FTE), highly skilled and highly motivated and focused on results.
Our organization is based on two main groups, Development and Operations. Development works mainly on a project basis and is responsible for the development of electronic, mechanical and software solutions. For each project a project team with the right skills and knowledge is composed. Operations takes care of the production, assembly, testing and life cycle management of electronic products and systems. The Development and Operations groups are support by a Sales department and a small Organization Support Group.
Quality is a basic element in our organization and the processes involved. We have structured our processes and working methods in order to guarantee a fixed quality level of products and services. Standardized documentation, reviews and feedback procedures are important elements of the quality system. This system has been fine-tuned to the internal processes and matched with customer requirements.
Prodrive Technologies headquarters is located in Son (near Eindhoven) in one of the leading technological regions of Western Europe. It has a solid financial basis, which is the result of good profitability and efficiency in the past years. Despite continuous growth and high investment levels, our company is able to guarantee continuity and commitment to our customers as well as to our employees.

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