Project Manager

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Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Ingelmunster, 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




The function holder is Single Point of Contact in Bekaert Engineering for a group of customers who are buying equipment, parts and/or services from Bekaert Engineering. The function holder represents Bekaert Engineering in the cross functional team that manages Capex projects for the plants (e.g. plant, Industrial Projects, Technology, Engineering, Purchasing, …).


The main activities are related to:

  • Capturing the needs of the customers
  • Equipment solution provider: make-or-buy, select most cost efficient and performant equipment/solution
  • Project management: from spec definition to quotations, order processing, project follow-up, after care, …
  • Contractual agreements with the customers (price, lead time, performance)

About the role

Your Impact as Project Manager:

  • You lead projects independently based on own technical competences and project management competences.
  • You follow up operational indicators for projects and the project management organization.
  • You technically assist projects, plants & customers by providing analyses of technical needs, giving value-adding inputs and/or coordination of implementation.
  • You work independently on items and/or pre-projects: define project sheet, manage progress and report on results.
  • You drive make-or-buy decisions and total cost-of-ownership decisions.
  • You contribute to know-how, knowledge build-up, and effectively document/store findings and knowledge sharing, with the intention to embed learnings in the organization.

About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • You have a Master degree (by experience) in engineering or sciences.
  • You have both engineering & project experience in a manufacturing equipment context.
  • You take ownership for customer problems and has the skills and knows the Bekaert network to get the problem solved.
  • You have strong communication skills, with customers, across Bekaert departments and other Bekaert stakeholders, external companies...
  • You show evidence and get recognized to have comprehensive understanding of own projects and technology domain.
  • You are a generalist, which is IT curious, with a strong interest in quantitative analysis & numbers, but above all the story behind them.
  • You have experience with Power BI or similar tools and ERP / CRM experience is considered a plus.


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

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