Global IT Lead Innovation & Technology

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Date: May 10, 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



Do you want to join an innovative, dynamic company? Do you want to develop around modern technologies? Do you have interesting ideas and look for a place where you will be able to pursue your ambitions? This role is an exciting opportunity to drive Bekaert’s continued transformation working with our Technology and Innovation teams across the world.


As the Global IT Lead Tech & Innovation, you will be responsible for overseeing and driving the use of innovative IT solutions to support Bekaert’s Technology and Innovation departments. Together with a small team of dedicated IT professionals, you will drive business growth and performance, with a strong focus on innovation and breakthrough technology. You will contribute to a portfolio of exciting business opportunities that will drive Bekaert’s desire to go beyond steel.



• Provide leadership, vision and direction through the development and execution of a comprehensive IT strategy to drive innovation and support business objectives, leveraging breakthrough technologies and cutting-edge research.

• Partner with your key business stakeholders, such as the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for innovation and identify and prioritize IT initiatives that will lead to breakthrough solutions.

• Drive the design and development of new digital products and services. Ensure they meet the business needs for technology enabled processes and are delivered on time and within budget. You oversee overall performance and service delivery.

• Manage relationships with major vendors and service providers to ensure they cost-effectively meet the needs of the organization.

• Lead the life cycle planning of the applications through the phases of strategy, architect, select, deploy, operate, evolve, and retire.

• Identify and evaluate emerging technologies, tools, and techniques for potential use in the development of new IT solutions, and make recommendations for adoption as appropriate, with a focus on using breakthrough technology to drive innovation and business growth

• Lead the IT R&D team, and leverage and develop our IT talent. You are a member of the IT Leadership team and report directly to the CDIO.



• Master's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.

• 10+ years of experience in IT leadership roles, with a focus on technology and innovation.

• Strong knowledge of emerging technologies and their application to business problems.

• Proven experience in leading global, cross-functional teams to deliver technology and innovation initiatives.

• A trusted partner with the ability to co-create ambitious strategies and roadmaps, and with excellent communication and change management skills,

• Strong leadership skills, with the ability to inspire, to engage and to develop, diverse teams and talent.

• Familiarity with agile development methodologies and project management tools. Experience in developing and launching digital products from ideation to launch and beyond. Ability to manage product backlogs, prioritize features, and manage product releases/

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability do make data-driven decisions.


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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