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Senior MES Solution Architect

Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: Shanghai, CN

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.


Purpose of the Job:


Describe the solution context, transform requirements into specific solution architecture design documents;

Design technology solutions and goals for a specific project and/or infrastructural area, in collaboration with Domain Architect and Product/Project Managers;

Work with Domain Architect to ensure solution architecture align to program/project design guidelines.


Working Location: Shanghai or Jiangyin


Your Role:

1. You hold the MES solution context, transform the business requirement into solution design, collaborate with product/project team closely, have good understanding of business processes with clear ownership, understand business language and take the lead to deliver together with development team, ensure the quality of the solution.

2. You lead the solution architecture of MES; determine components, subsystems and interfaces with ecosystems, make sure the MES architecture fitting the overall Bekaert IT solution landscape.

3. You hold solid application and infrastructure knowledge within the MES ecosystems, elaborate solutions, validate technology assumptions, evaluate implementation alternatives, to build high performing & valuable solution to the business.

4. You follow the technology trends actively, participate or lead the discussion together product/project team, enterprise architect, which keeps the MES environment sufficient with dynamic business needs.

5. You work closely with development team, responsible for the MES development guidelines and quality framework, assess the adoption to ensure the solutions developed to meet operational and service level requirement.

6. You take end-to-end ownership to the MES application which includes includes managing the relations with the external vendor and manage the relationship and SLA's with our external partner for incident and problem management.

7. You lead a team of solution architects and responsible for team build-up and people development.


 Context Description & Dimensions:

1. Lead the team of solution architects

2. Work closely with business stakeholders, product manager & owner, business analyst, , user experience team and development team etc.




Your Profile:

1. Bachelor or master degree in IT or corresponding area, at least 10 years of experience in manufacturing, deep technical and solid programing experience in MES, Dassault Apriso experience is a plus

2. Strong understanding of the current and future technology architecture, including the inter-operability of technologies, within their area of expertise

3. Up-to-date knowledge of leading edge technologies and how it can be applied to own area

4. Ability to collaborate effectively with business stakeholders as well as solution developers

5. Ability to tailor communication to the target audience to achieve desired results

6. Good understanding of other IT/OT knowledge like SAP, Supply Chain platform, shopfloor related infrastructure, IoT/IIoT, OPC & Automation

7. Passionate about quality and continuous improvement, strong analytical and problem solving skills, result oriented and proactive

8. Project management especially agile working experience is a plus

9. Experience with leading a team and collaboration with external IT partners

10. Good oral and written English, multi-cultural sensitivity and willing to travel up to 20% of the time



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