Director Government Relations & Corporate Affairs - China

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Date: Feb 19, 2024

Location: Shanghai, CN

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




Purpose of the Job


The position is missioned to lead China GR and Corporate Affairs team in offering critical business support, including managing well the relations with government authorities, associations and partners; actively supporting and collaborating with BUs, especially on strategic matters; running well internal and external communications; pushing forward CSR and supporting ESG matters in Bekaert China; building a strong team.


Your Role


  • As a member of the China Leadership Team to formulate, align and implement relevant strategies
  • Manage overall China government relations initiatives representing the group 
  • Strategy lobbying with national, provincial, local level authorities and industrial associations
  • Engage and leverage external institutions, including foreign and international institutions for strategic initiatives
  • Manage public relations and communications to specific external stakeholders
  • Work closely with group communications and investor relations
  • Work closely with businesses and functions to support specific initiatives


Your Profile


  • An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree, such as, MBA, would be desirable.
  • 15+ years of GR related experience in equivalent level positions in MNCs or government agencies.  
  • Understands China’s industrial ecosystem, possesses in-depth understanding of Chinese political/economic situations/structure, and has experience in developing communication campaigns as well as in crisis communication.
  • Strategic thinker, being passionate about taking initiatives from ideation to execution
  • Demonstrated communication / influencing / cross-team collaboration skills, need to be able to influence at the C-level/VP/Fellow level across the entire organization
  • Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills in a bilingual (Chinese and English) working environment


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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