IT Governance Leader

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Date: Feb 11, 2024

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




Bekaert announced its bold digital transformation ambition at the beginning of 2020 across 4 domains (commercial, manufacturing, enterprise process and product), all Business Units and across all key regions across the globe. 

In order to make this digital strategy happen, we have updated our organization and operating model: an organizational unit called ADS (Advanced Digital Solutions) was created to be able to realize our digital/IT ambitions.

Within the team Strategy and Governance, we are owning our IT Strategy and we are accountable to cultivate transformational capabilities and governance throughout the IT organization, manage IT as a Business and drive ADS Leadership decision making by providing a pro-active view on portfolio, performance, compliance/risks and processes.



 About the role

 Your Impact as IT Governance Leader:

As the IT Governance Leader you are accountable for establishing capabilities and practices that enable and accelerate digital transformation in our ADS organization, through a pragmatic IT governance and management framework.

You optimize the efficiency, continuously improve and ensure maturity of our processes, procedures, and working practices, working closely together with multiple stakeholders in the IT leadership team, Product Management, customers, business owners and business senior management.



 Your main responsibilities as IT Governance Leader:


  • Determine the maturity of the ADS organisation leveraging industrial standards/frameworks (COBIT, ITIL, ISO etc.) 
  • Defining the goals and objectives of the framework together with IT and business stakeholders by identifying any gaps between the desired and current maturity level and translate this in an improvement track.
  • Ensuring the adoption of the defined practices and adherence to specified policies and controls together with owners and stakeholders, including identifying and resolving non-compliance issues.
  • Establishing clear communication channels and learnings.
  • Driving change management activities in the organization to ensure adoption. 


 About You


Essential skills & competencies 

  • You have good influencing, change and agile project management skills.
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills to be able to drive a transformation.
  • You can build sound working relationships & form positive connections both internally and externally and you demonstrate strong narrative and presentation skills.
  • You have a strong business acumen, are strongly analytical and have a drive for results.
  • You demonstrate excellent knowledge on IT Governance frameworks and best practices, and you continuously explore and scan market trends for new and innovative ideas.
  • You have proven experience in service management, effective business analysis, user journey mapping and in leading transformational projects end-to-end.




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 


Our Digital Advanced Solutions (ADS) team is a mighty group of technologists from across the globe who continuously push the envelope in Digital, Cyber resilience, data science, intelligent automation, Cloud solutions and New (Agile) ways of working. Want to learn more about our digital opportunities?


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