Global Change Agent BMS Energy

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Deerlijk, 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.




The Global Change Agents drive the continuous improvement of BMS, by developing and rolling out gobal standards, systems and tools in the following domains: shop floor management, maintenance, labor & machine productivity, quality & yield, and energy.  They also define and roll out the required governance and processes to ensure the sustainability of BMS.


Your role 

  • You act as global energy specialist: you create a global energy network, capture good practices, define approach to raise awareness
  • You drive continuous improvement across Bekaert, in the respective domains of:
    • Perform benchmarking exercise
    • Identify big/common opportunities
    • Launch global initiatives
  • You develop the playbooks and procedures for the processes
  • You are responsible for the roll out and improvement of the new processes and procedures
  • You drive the change into the plants. Focus on getting things done in the plants, by coaching & supporting the regional and local change agents (execution level)
  • You identify opportunities to realize the lowest total cost
  • You act as a business partner for embedding operational excellence in our business units, leveraging the scale across the enterprise
  • You drive the successful setup of the transformation waves by providing technical advice, structuring the approach for the energy optimization, capturing the ideas in the pilot plants.
  • You define the conceptual design of the digital solution
  • You pilot the solution and support in realizing the benefits
  • You organize good practice sharing by:
    • Filtering & approving good practices
    • Follow up on the implementation of the good practices
  • You are held accountable for obtaining the reduction of energy intensity
  • You will become the SPOC for your colleagues in the RCA’s teams, the Regions and the different Plants during these process optimization projects


Your profile 

  • You are an engineer with at least 8 years of experience in a similar role
  • You have experience working on global projects
  • You have relevant experience within the Energy market
  • Consultancy background is a plus
  • You have a strong focus on change management
  • You have a strong focus are passionate by training/coaching & managing people
  • You are a good listener, capable of encouraging and motivating people
  • You are ready to travel 20% of the time
  • You have an excellent knowledge of English






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