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Regional Spare Parts Manager

Date: Apr 30, 2021

Location: Hlohovec, SK

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


  • Define on a yearly base the regional spare parts strategy and objectives for ERMEA and Latam related to inventory management, cost reduction, on time delivery and optimized processes in line with the business expectations and the global spare parts strategy and objectives
  • Execution of strategy and realization of objectives with the regional team and key stakeholders with regular follow up and reporting to higher management
  • Build strong partnerships with and ensure customer satisfaction for all Bekaert plants in ERMEA and Latam
  • Closely cooperate and communicate with the direct partners in the plants (maintenance, purchasing, warehouse, …) and in Slovakia (Engineering team, Corporate Purchasing Department, …)
  • On time delivery: coordinate, monitor and assure service levels and delivery performance through the whole supply chain from suppliers or other Engineering entities to the regional distribution center and to the final customers. Solves bottlenecks and assures close interface with maintenance, and warehouse keepers.
  • Logistics: reduce logistical complexity and cost, taking into account lead time, transport cost, currency exchange rates, import and export duties, inventory holding cost, ...
  • Improve and standardize processes and way of working in close cooperation with the global spare parts team
  • Close cooperation with the Engineering design department, the plant maintenance team and the Corporate Purchasing Department in order to continuously optimize spare parts material cost (Total Cost of Ownership)
  • Ensure sufficient availability of spare parts in the different warehouses and at the same time avoid too high inventories through optimization of critical MRP parameters and way of working


Your profile


  • A Master degree in Economics, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
  • More than 5 years of experience in a commercial/supply chain/technical environment
  • Broad knowledge of SAP system, focused on supply chain, logistics and inventory management
  • Team player with experienced team leader skills in a changing environment
  • Team leader skills to drive and stimulate the group to a higher level
  • Fluent communication skills in English. Other language competences are a plus.
  • Advanced communication, negotiation, presenting and commercial skills


We offer


  • Basic salary from 1900 Eur monthly. Basic salary could be higher depending on experiences of the candidate
  • Company car
  • Other bonuses and benefits



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