Manager - Operations & projects

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Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: RA Pune, Ranjangaon, IN

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




About the role

Your Impact as Manager - Operations & projects

Location : Ranjangaon, Pune (50 Km from pune)


  • You will lead a team of metallurgical engineers, mechanical engineers and technicians working in the labs and pilot plant to support initiatives such as:
    • product development for India market
    • global process development in various process domains
    • advanced problem solving

by offering and generating expertise in people, equipment, and test method developments.  

  • You will continue to develop BITC as a global hose reinforcement wire (HRW) expertise centre through offering advanced analysis and insights on competitors, Bekaert plants and collaboration with customers.  
  • You will occasionally lead projects and build your expertise in one to multiple process technology domains.


Lab and pilot plant operations management

  • You will provide a vision and roadmap towards stakeholders and team members on development of the lab and pilot plant in its ability to support various initiatives.
  • You will design the team scorecard and use it to derive targets for the team and individual members based on evolving needs of the technical center, competency development, expertise and the project portfolio.
  • You look to create the appropriate team culture that facilitates seamless effective support across all teams while ensuring that systems related to safety, quality and 5S are lived by.
  • Your guidance in complying with ISO & TS quality systems will be essential in the upkeep of the same.
  • You would manage the daily operations to ensure quality of analysis and delivery timing of reports are up to customer expectations and service level agreements and continuously look to develop effective methods to create better efficiencies in the material labs.
  • You propose investments for lab and pilot plant equipment on an annual and 5 year basis with clear view of their purpose, costs & benefits.
  • You develop contingency plans for all tests through the use of sister R&D labs and local ones.
  • You will organize customer/stakeholder feedback to drive continuous improvement programs.

People development

  • You challenge and drive the team members to continuously improve the quality and delivery of their reports to lab customers.
  • You encourage and inspire your team for open collaboration on projects with other teams such as product and process technology teams and provide your own expertise as needed in such programs.
  • You build the competency in the respective domain of team members through effective performance dialogue with team members on a periodic basis.
  • You take ownership of defining training programs for yourself and your team as a function of business needs and expertise build up.
  • Your mastering of advanced equipment facilities such as Scanning Electron Microscope and other equipment will be essential to develop your team members and provide effective support.


Customer, internship and R&D programs

  • You lead initiatives on specific customer co-operations, global competitor & product monitoring.
  • You coordinate R&D projects with universities and other institutes on specific domains.
  • You will run internship programs with universities to identify future talent and support BITC initiatives.




Must Have

  • Masters degree in Metallurgy/Materials Science engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy
  • Min 5 years of industry experience
  • Experience in management of labs and people within teams(engineers, technicians)
  • Excellent logical and analytical skills
  • Well versed in the English and Hindi language: written and spoken.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team spirit, a strong sense of responsibility and be able to work independently.

Prefer to have

  • Expertise in using scanning electron microscopy, optical and stereo microscopy
  • Experience in steel industry
  • Expertise in corrosion of steel
  • Experience in product development or process development
  • Experience in maintaining/establishing ISO, TS and NABL certifications

What will be there in for you:

  • 5 Days working (Hybrid working).
  • Excellent work Environment.
  • A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story.
  • Learning programs developed by our L&D team.
  • Cool colleagues all over the world.


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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