Global Quality Assurance & SQM Manager

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Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Deerlijk, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Job Title: Global Quality Assurance and Supplier Quality Manager

Location: Belgium


Bekaert Ropes Group is a global leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Our commitment to quality and innovation drives our success and positions us at the forefront of our industry. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in all our operations and ensuring the satisfaction of our customers worldwide.


Job Overview


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Global Quality Assurance and Supplier Quality Manager to join our team. This role is critical in defining, educating, implementing, and governing a comprehensive quality strategy across the Bekaert organization. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of quality standards and systems for all Bekaert plants, adhering to both ISO and IATF standards, and managing global supplier quality.



  • Define and strengthen the global quality assurance structure within Bekaert.
  • Develop and implement long-term quality strategies, guidelines, and KPIs.
  • Supervise local teams across Asia, ERMEA, and LATAM, with 10 direct reports.
  • Report on deliverables to senior management.
  • Manage the Master Management System.
  • Define, govern, and execute the certification process within the Bekaert Group.
  • Coordinate with the Purchase Department on all supplier quality management activities.
  • Provide support and guidance to plants and Quality Managers on quality-related issues.
  • Organize and deliver training and workshops for Quality Managers and new employees.
  • Maintain close contact with external quality experts.
  • Represent Bekaert in interactions with third parties.


Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Master's degree in engineering or sciences with over 10 years of experience in Quality Management.
  • Proven experience in implementing quality standards within an international company.
  • Ability to navigate and influence within a matrixed organization structure.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to mobilize individuals and teams.
  • High level of accountability, driving execution and holding self and others accountable.
  • Industrial background, preferably in the steel sector.
  • Excellent leadership traits and a team player mentality.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.



  • Competitive salary package
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension scheme
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunities for career growth and development

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.


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.


As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and a revenue of €7 billion, 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.


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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