China Strategy Lead

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Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( 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


Support Bekaert leadership team to identify China business opportunities, organize cross-team discussions, drive decisions and manage project implementation milestones.

Lead and manage China based strategy team to implement critical and strategic local/regional/global projects, including organic, M&A and transformation projects.

Manage and develop a talent pool for the strategy team and further into the China and the global organization.


Your Role


1. Identify new business growth opportunities to sustain/enhance Bekaert competitive position in China and drive to next level of decisions

-  Build intelligence of industry trends, innovative business models and competitive moves for actionable strategic implications

-  Identify issues / industry development trends that may lead to key risks or opportunities, translate insights into business initiatives

-  Identify needs for strategic projects / initiatives by getting alignment with internal stakeholders, such as CSO, China Leadership Team, BU VPs and other leaders

-  Drive the opportunities / strategic projects to next level of decisions, such as project proposals, cross-team discussions, forums & workshops, ...

-  Drive to build opportunity pipeline / portfolio for Bekaert sustainable growth in China, esp. by working closely with China leaders


2. Manage the implementation of strategic local/regional/global projects/initiatives, esp. long-term impactful business opportunities

-  Perform deep-dive analysis with fact-based insights

-  Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses

-  Present business or marketing opportunities to company executives and management

-  Drive to next level of actionable decisions


3. Lead or support any major M&A projects in China / Asia region

-  Conduct research on prospective acquisition targets and prepare customized presentations for the management team

-  Lead or assist in the whole M&A process, such as case development, due diligence integration


4. Global strategic projects involvement & execution in China, and as sounding board to executives in support of critical initiatives as needed

-  Provide input & feedback, and support resource needs and execution

-  Act as key link for China with HQ, by sharing local insights and sourcing relevant contacts/references


5. Manage and develop a talent pool for the strategy team and further into the China and the global organization


Your Profile


1. 10+ years of solid experience in in-house strategy development and top tier management consulting. Experience in B2B models are preferred.

2. Very strong demonstrated communication / influencing / cross-team collaboration skills, needs to be able to influence at the C-level/VP/Fellow level across the entire organization

3. Ability to manage multiple simultaneous high-priority projects at executing and delivering in a disciplined way - often including project management of cross-functional teams

4. Demonstrated hypothesis-driven, problem-solving orientation with ability to leverage both quantitative and qualitative analyses to drive decision making

5. Strategic thinker, being passionate about taking initiatives from ideation to execution



You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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