Quality & Process Manager

Datum: 15-mei-2022

Plaats: Wetteren, BE

Bedrijf: Bekaert NV

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Quality & Process Manager Bekintex


Bekintex NV, located in Wetteren, is part of the Bekaert group. Bekintex develops, produces and sells textile technology products for markets such as anti-static and electrically conductive textiles and high temperature resistant applications. 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. Check out metalfibers.bekaert.com.


Your role

You are responsible for quality and processes within Bekintex:


  • You manage and continuously improve the system with respect to quality (ISO 9001 and automotive related) & environment (ISO 14001). 
  • You lead improvement projects related to product handling for different segments.
  • You secure product quality throughout the production process (internal and at subcontractors/suppliers) and problem solving lead in quality, safety, health, and environmental issues.
  • You maintain and develop complaint handling.
  • You provide technical support to production (assist in quality and operational issues) and worldwide textile sales (solve quality related customer issues).
  • You coach and train the Quality Coordinators and manage the lab team.



  • You assure stable and well-controlled existing processes (internal and at subcontractors/suppliers) to ensure product reliability, conformance to Bekaert standards and customer specifications.
  • You improve existing processes in terms of health and safety, quality, cost, output, and ecology.
  • You explore and propose new technologies for the processes and support R&D in the release of new products or processes in production.
  • You define and execute a process roadmap to meet future needs. 
  • You coach and challenge the Process Engineers.


Your profile


  • You have a master degree in engineering and have minimum 5 years of experience as quality and/or process engineer. Knowledge of automotive quality thinking (VDA 6.3) is considered a plus.
  • You have project management skills and are familiar with six sigma.
  • You have an analytical and open mindset and a passion for digitalization. 
  • You have experience in coaching a team.
  • You generate new (innovative) ideas and systematically recognize the need for new or modified approaches in our dynamic business environment.
  • You relate to people in an open manner and develop sustainable relationships with others (in all operation units of BFT); also in relation to our subcontractor network.
  • You foster open communication.
  • You drive for results and success and persist despite obstacles and opposition.
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch. Knowledge of French or German is a plus. 
  • You are willing to travel occasionally once a month.




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