Working at Prominent
Prominent is an innovative specialist in tomatoes. It is our passion to enable every type of consumer to enjoy our healthy and tasty products on a daily basis. These products are grown by our growers; leading producers of top-quality tomatoes. Our organisation consists of three growers and 29 affiliated growers with a total of 420 hectares of tomatoes. The two packaging centres, Prominent De Lier and Prominent Maasland, pack 71 million kilos of tomatoes per year on fully automated packaging lines for the largest supermarket chains in Europe. Prominent is a product group within Coöperatie DOOR; members of the producer organisation Prominent are all also members of DOOR. This organisation is responsible for the sales and marketing of the product. All tomato growers within DOOR are in turn members of Prominent. DOOR "House of leading Brands" ensures that millions of people have access to healthy fruited vegetables: cucumber, tomatoes, block and point peppers and aubergines. With around 40 entrepreneurs and 600 hectares of glass, DOOR is a leading player. DOOR's focus is on sales, marketing, innovation and facilitating its members in numerous areas such as packaging, food safety and sustainability.
“ You shouldn't start working at Prominent if you don't value cooperation and a lot of contact with colleagues. If you are also not open to new developments and changes, this is not the company you should come and work for. You should work at Prominent if you want to learn a lot, if you can take initiatives yourself and if you want to develop further. ”
- Headquarters in Westland (The Netherlands)
- Deliveries throughout Europe
- 25% / 75%
- Average age: 39 years
- 106 employers
Why work at Prominent
Coördinator incoming goods
Unfortunately I lost my previous job because of covid-19. I came across this company and I immediately had a good feeling about it.
I was looking for a job with a lot of challenge and regularity and that's what I found at Prominent. There is a positive atmosphere.
I soon noticed that you can grow well within Prominent and that was exactly what I was looking for. Moreover, the job interview felt very familiar.
For my studies, I had to do a graduation internship. Because I already had a holiday job at one of the growers, Prominent stood out on the list. I thought it would be interesting to see what happens with the tomatoes when they leave the greenhouse.
Manager of Communications
Before that, I was an independent communications consultant for over 20 years. Because I was already able to work at Prominent for a couple of years, I knew what I was getting myself into when I switched to a permanent job on January 1st. Together with great colleagues, I was building a beautiful organisation and promising brands.
When I decided to start working here, I was very enthusiastic about the company’s mentality. Everyone is a real go-getter. In addition, the atmosphere is very informal. I really wanted to work for a company like that.
Team Leader Quality Control
Prominent was founded in January 2000. At that time, I was approached by the logistics manager to come and work there. After the first interview I was immediately enthusiastic; and eventually started in March.
After studying Logistics Management, I wanted to develop in the field of data analysis. During my studies, I was already working in the AGF sector and I always enjoyed this dynamic world. I started at Prominent through an open application and was given every opportunity to develop myself.
Infra / tech lead
I heard about Prominent through my network, and after a few conversations it became clear to me: this is what I would like to contribute to, a company with ambition and a plan.
Prominent immediately struck me as a professional Westland club. It offered me - at the start of my career - all opportunities and possibilities.
I was ready for a new challenge and started looking for similar positions in dynamic Westland. There I found Prominent's vacancy, it instantly appealed to me and I immediately got in touch. All the developments Prominent is working on, that is what gives you energy, it's always buzzing. I love it!
Jobs at Prominent
What is our biggest challenge?
Together we make sure that the very best tomatoes, grown by our growers, end up as fresh, tasty and attractive as possible on shop shelves.
‘Making sure that the very best tomatoes end up as good as possible on shop shelves.’