Executive Assistant to the CSO

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Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Join and grow our Bekaert team with the passion to win.



Executive Assistant to the CSO



Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We strive 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 € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.


As Executive Assistant to the CSO (Chief Strategic Officer) you will contribute to the efficiency of the Bekaert businesses by providing personalized and timely support to our Chief Strategy Officer and part of his Leadership Team. Specific focus will be on the Bold moves and the Sustainability and M&A departments, two growing teams who are driving Bekaerts ambitious growth plans.

Interested to be a part of this? Take the next step in your career and join Bekaert as Executive Assistant!


Your role


  • You govern and optimize the complex calendars of our CSO and senior business leaders.
  • You screen emails and follow up on to-dos and deadlines.
  • You maintain optimal documentation filing.
  • You organize internal and external meetings, workshops, seminars, visits, etc. ensuring the necessary documentation & logistics are available.
  • You prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and dashboards, based on various data, personal research and effective stakeholder management.
  • You arrange and optimize business trips in function of travel purposes and agendas, or delegate work to the Management Assistant in charge of group travels.
  • You support in the onboarding of new colleagues, collaborating with HR, IT and hiring managers.
  • You help organize company events and teambuilding initiatives.
  • You participate and contribute to the Strategy Team Meetings to strengthen their performance as a team.
  • You take minutes of the Strategic Transformation Office meetings (STO).
  • You collaborate closely with the Management Assistant of the VP Strategy and VP Customer & Comm Excellence, providing back-up to each other if needed.


Your profile


  • You have solid experience as an Executive Assistant, preferably in a fast-paced international environment.
  • You have excellent knowledge of all MS Office tools
  • You react with appropriate urgency to emerging situations, thrive under pressure and strictly adhere to deadlines.
  • You are a team player but also a self-starter in getting things organized, researched and ready.
  • You speak and write English and Dutch fluently. Knowledge of additional languages is a plus.
  • You are culturally sensitive, honest, proactive, and reliable.
  • You have a problem-solving attitude.
  • You know how to maintain the highest level of discretion and confidentiality in every situation.



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