R&D Project Manager High Tensile

Date: Jan 22, 2022

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.



To strengthen the Bekaert Technology center we are looking for a R&D Project Manager who will focus on projects related to product/process development and improvement. The R&D Project Manager will also deliver technical assistance to our rubber reinforcement plants worldwide.

Are you passionate about technology?
Are you eager to develop new products and to continuously improve production processes?

Then you could be the R&D Project Manager we are looking for.


Your role


As an R&D Project Manager you will work upon product/process development/improvement projects related to our tire reinforcement plants worldwide. You will also deliver technical assistance to the rubber reinforcement production plants regarding the areas you are specialized in.


  • You will be part of the TC expertise team and work upon specific projects to develop or to improve products/processes[…].
  • You will gain knowledge about the production process in a rubber reinforcement plant.
  • Based upon requests of production plants you will deliver technical assistance towards technical problems in areas you are specialized in.
  • You will monitor closely new developments in the external world (patent research, exhibitions…) that might have added value to your domain of expertise.
  • You will formulate and deploy process specific standards throughout the organization.
  • You will work together with plant TD teams for the development and approval of new raw materials or new suppliers
  • You will work together with other central services such as IT, purchasing, quality…

Your profile


  • You have a Master in materials science or metallurgy. If you have a first experience in product/process development this is an asset, however not mandatory.
  • You are eager to build up expertise in new domains and you are an innovative thinker.
  • You excel in complex data analysis and you are also able to present the results of your analysis in a comprehensive way to different target groups.
  • You like to work together with others, you get energy by getting things done together with others and you have strong interpersonal skills.
  • If you have experience with project management and/or IATF 16949 requirements, this is an asset.
  • You are open to travel (≤ 20% of your time) to the Rubber Reinforcement plants worldwide and you get inspired by working in a multicultural context. 
  • You speak English fluently.



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