Project Development Manager Wetteren

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Date: Apr 21, 2024

Location: Wetteren, BE

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!



For our department in Wetteren, Bekintex NV, we are looking for a R&D Project Manager Electroconductive Textiles.


Bekintex NV, located in Wetteren, is part of the Bekaert group. Bekintex develops, produces and sells innovative and high-quality textile technology products for markets such as anti-static and electrically conductive textiles and high temperature resistant applications. A sustainable world is part of it. Thanks to continuous product & process control and improvement on the one hand, and a highly driven and flexible team on the other, Bekintex is the global market leader in each of these niche markets. We have a passion to win! Check out


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 Product Developer Manager Electroconductive textiles: 

  • You lead projects and items independently based on own technical competencies and project management competence.

  • You design or develop tests/DOE’s based on theoretical insights and well-founded assumptions.

  • You give technical assistance to customers, subcontractors and projects by giving value-adding inputs and/or coordination of implementation.

  • You take initiative to learn outside your own domain, contribute to knowledge build-up by checking state-of-the-art technology and apply in Bekaert.

  • You acquire a broad knowledge or total overview of Bekaert know-how and develop domain-related in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge. You become an expert within a specific domain.

  • You develop creative ways to solve problems and you are an out-of-the-box thinker.

  • You work effectively with cross-functional teams (customers, Marketing & Sales, Process Engineers, production...) to reach your project target.

  • You coach others.

About You

Essential skills & competencies:

  • You have a master’s degree in engineering (electro-mechanics, chemistry, material science) or relevant experience.

  • Preferably, you have a first work experience of 3 to 5 years in product development and project management. 

  • You have a strong interest in technology, and you are application and customer oriented.

  • You have good communication skills. You are able to bring a clear message in a technical field to different parts of the organization, e.g. project team and higher management.

  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset. 


What is in it for you? 

  • A competitive salary with benefits.

  • Hybrid work schedule.

  • 20 vacation days +16 ADV days.

  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department.

  • A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story.

  • A chance to grow along with your responsibilities (national or international).

  • 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, colour, 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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