Innovation Portfolio Manager

Date: Sep 10, 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.



As our new Innovation Portfolio Manager,  you will be at the core of setting up the evolved tool-based innovation process and interact with the group’s innovation community on a regular basis.


  • The ability to aggregate information and bring the insights and needs to a decision in executive leadership teams is key.
  • You will work with top decision makers in the organization and prepare high-end decision proposals.
  • You support key decision makers in making key strategic choices through a broad range of quantitative and qualitative analyses and facilitate their implementation.
  • You coordinate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to drive efficient projects, leveraging best practices across functions.
  • You participate and take the lead in different projects by assessing internal information, facilitating workshops & working with a variety of internal & external stakeholders.
  • You will report to the VP Corporate Strategy and the VP R&I



  • Ideal candidates have had 3 - 5 yrs of consulting background. Ideally some formal training in innovation management or entrepreneurship or technology management
  • Drive for excellence
  • High self-motivation
  • Good mix of diligence and open-mindedness
  • Analytical skills in the sense of qualitative pattern recognition
  • An enabling „scrum master“ attitude and relentless growth mindset
  • Master degree or similar (preferably combining business and technology) or MBA
  • Fluent English and proficiency in at least another language, such as Chinese, German, Spanish or Mandarin.
  • Strong skills in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel occasionally



You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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