R&D Project Manager

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Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Wetteren, BE Remote, BE

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.



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 metalfibers.bekaert.com.

Your role


  • 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.


Your profile:

  • You have a Master degree in engineering (electro-mechanics, chemistry, material science)
  • 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. 




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