Change Facilitator Digital Manufacturing

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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Deerlijk, BE

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




As part of Bekaert’s Digital ambition, the Change Facilitator will enable and drive change across all Bekaert business units in terms of Digitalization in operations, bringing value through Digital Manufacturing, consisting of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and the Digital Building Management System (BMS) functionalities.


The Change Facilitator plays an important part in facilitating the new deployments of MES and Digital BMS, in this case for ‘Rest of World’ which implies all regions excluding North Asia (mainly: Europe, North and South America), and in supporting the deployment of new functionality to all relevant plants in the assigned region. MS solutions.


Key responsibilities are:


- Be the key point of contact between plants that are planned for MES with Digital BMS deployment , focusing on change and value.

- Work very closely with IT Implementation Lead, who takes charge of the technical side of deployment (hardware, software, …).

- Drive value throughout the process by being a true change agent.

- Define and deliver a deployment plan.

- Cooperate with:

     - Product Manager Digital Manufacturing and Intelligent Processes to ensure activities and priorities are coordinated.

     - IT Product Manager / Release Train Engineer to jointly ensure the roadmap is well defined on program level.

     - Product Owners, Business Analysts and Subject Matter Experts to ensure value creation mechanisms are clear.

     - BU stakeholders to capture needs and to align on progress and unblock potential roadblocks.




- Has a production environment background and/or likes being in production environments and comes preferably from a plant itself (additionally, knowledge and/or affinity with shopfloor management,   

  productivity, quality, process control and maintenance is a plus)

- Has possibly had a previous change or change management position (minimum 5 years)

- Has experience in bringing digitalization

- Has impact and credibility, with strong communication and coaching skills

- Has a proven record in driving change as a servant leader

- Has very good knowledge of existing platforms (Apriso, SAP, BW, automation, Microsoft technology…)

- Displays strong project management skills

- Optional: has experience in SAFe methodology (or Agile)




- Is able to manage his own activities autonomously, and has good project management skills

- Is perseverant but flexible

- Is analytical and has good problem solving skills

- Is rigorous, action and results oriented

- Is open minded and imaginative for change

- Is able to learn quickly

- Is committed to deliver results

- Is willing to travel up to ~30% of his/her time


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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