Platform Manager IoT

Date: Sep 4, 2021

Location: Deerlijk, BE Shanghai, CN Jiangyin, CN

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.


Your role & key responsibilities

  • Lead the strategy and development of a robust and innovative Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, including defining platform requirements, operations & product experience and technology launching strategies
  • Ensure the company's Internet of Things (IoT) partners' ecosystem and product portfolio and road-maps remain competitive
  • Ensuring information about the company's IoT portfolio is clearly understood both internally and externally in the most professional and accessible way
  • Assist Business and IT Product Groups in achieving ambitious global digital roadmap with a competitive IoT services portfolio
  • Leading the IoT ecosystem partnership and services portfolio management
  • Oversee and manage the Product & Operations Team to develop and launch approved products and services
  • Leading the product management efforts for IoT services, with responsibility for defining the related product road-map, business plan and product offers as well as developing critical strategies that deliver tangible business results
  • Presenting market requirements, trends, competitive landscape, product road-map, pricing and packaging options, cost model to the executive team
  • Working directly with the engineering, technology, R&I teams to align with best practices of the platform used and to draw up implementation details


Skills & Competencies

  • Experienced in influencing people at a senior level and key external partners to establish the strategy
  • Experienced in coaching cross-functional analytics and technical teams to execute the strategy and contribute to innovation
  • Experienced leader capable of influencing and inspiring cross-functional teams to challenge the norm and deliver innovative solutions
  • Proven track record of delivering success stories in the IoT platforms - identifying and launching new capabilities
  • Proven experience of defining and delivering outstanding, future-proof IoT product & services portfolio
  • Proven experience of identifying and managing strategic partnerships to improve customer experience and targets
  • Strong commercial and operational mind-set, constantly focusing on delivering value to customers
  • Excitement for a high-growth, fast moving environment, self-directed, entrepreneurial mind-set, sense of ownership
  • Up to 30% travel possible (international/intercontinental)


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent through experience.
  • 10+ years of overall experience, 5+ years into IoT or Industry 4.0 experience
  • Experience in managing globally distributed teams and partners
  • Experience in building products or platforms from scratch and seen the product lifecycle 


The digital transformation that Bekaert is going through has created a number of digital opportunities, such as this position!

For a full list of our digital opportunities, click here!


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



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