Global Quality Assurance & SQM Manager

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Date: Aug 16, 2022

Location: Deerlijk, BE Remote, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( 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.

Global Quality Assurance & Supplier Quality Manager


As Global Quality Manager you define and ensure, education, implementation & governance of a quality strategy throughout the Bekaert organization. You ensure quality assurance, development and implementation of quality standards and systems for all Bekaert plants (both ISO & IATF standards). Besides this, you will be responsible for the global supplier quality management.


Your role


In the role of Global QA & SQM you have several main accountabilities:

  • You will define or adapt & strengthen the global quality assurance structure within Bekaert and define a long-term strategy. In order to implement the strategy in a consistent way, you will work out guidelines and KPI’s.
  • You will manage and supervise different local teams (CQA-Asia, ERMEA and LATAM) with 10 direct reports and report on deliverables to Management.
  • You will manage and steer the Master Management System and will define, govern and execute the certification process within the Bekaert Group.
  • Together with the Purchase Department you will coordinate all activities towards Supplier Quality Management.
  • You will support & guide plants/Quality Managers related to issues.
  • You will organize training and workshops for Quality Managers or give training for new people in the organization.
  • You will keep close contact with external quality experts and will represent Bekaert in relation with third parties.



Essential Skills


  • Master degree in engineering or sciences with 10+ years experience in Quality Management.
  • Experience in implementation of standards and a deep understanding on the needs & drivers of an international company.
  • You know how to navigate a matrixed organization structure and can influence without authority.
  • Communicates with conviction and can mobilize individuals and teams.
  • Accountability – holds self and others accountable whilst driving execution.
  • Industrial background, preferably in the steel sector.
  • You’re a team player with excellent leadership traits.
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken
  • Frequent travel (30%) with frequent presence in the Bekaert HQ in Belgium/Zwevegem where the bulk of the team is residing.


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