Technology & Quality Manager

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Aalter, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



Welcome to our A-Cords team of Advanced Cords!

In your role as manager you will support our challenging mission as world wide development center and product industrialisation for the overall business growth of Advanced Cords.
You are responsible for the quality and technology processes within Aalter, assisting production for quality improvements and you assure smooth transfer of new developed products towards production.

Next to that, you will support the plant in its continuous drive towards operational excellence.


Your role 

Quality Management & Quality Control
•    You manage and continuously improve the quality system with respect to quality (ISO 9001).
•    You guarantee the content of quality module of MES (Manufacturing Execution System).
•    You secure product quality throughout the production process and products from suppliers.
•    You provide technical support to production.
•    You are responsible to answer quality related customer request for the existing product portfolio.
•    You maintain and develop complaint handling.
•    You coach and train the quality and technology technicians.

Product Transfer from Research & Development to Operations
•    You are responsible for the transfer of new products and processes from R&D to production in a systematic way.
•    You explore and propose new technologies for the processes and support R&D in the release of new products or processes in production.

Supporting Plant Development & Driving Improvements
•    In light of Aalters mission and as part of our team, you will support in general improvement, development and growth of the plant towards our mission. 
•    Manufacturing Excellence projects will be assigned to you and your department for continuous improvement.
•    You take up related responsibilities in function of our overall team needs.
•    You will report to the plant manager.
•    You will be part of the works council and act as representative of the employer.  

Your profile
•    You have a master degree in engineering and have minimum 5 years of experience as quality and/or technology engineer. 
•    You have project management and systematic problem solving skills.
•    You have an analytical and open mindset. 
•    You have experience in coaching a team.
•    You generate innovative ideas and recognize needs for new or modified approaches in our dynamic business environment.
•    You relate to people in an open manner and develop sustainable relationships with others.
•    You foster open communication.
•    You drive for results and success and persist despite obstacles and opposition.
•    You are fluent in English and Dutch.



You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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