Executive Assistant to the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

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Date: Oct 4, 2023

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


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



As an Executive Assistant to the Legal department, you will contribute to the efficiency of Bekaert's businesses by providing personalized and timely support to our Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and their Leadership Team, representing the Legal, IP & Compliance team.


Your role: 

  • You will manage and optimize the complex calendars of our CLCO and senior business leaders.

  • You will screen emails and follow up on tasks and deadlines, maintain optimal documentation filing.

  • You will organize internal and external meetings, workshops, seminars, visits, etc., ensuring that the necessary documentation and logistics are available.

  • You will prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and dashboards based on various data, personal research, and effective stakeholder management.

  • You will support the onboarding of new colleagues, collaborating with HR, IT, and hiring managers.

  • You will assist in organizing company events and teambuilding initiatives.

  • You will participate in and contribute to the LCI Team Meetings to enhance their team's performance.

  • You will assist in organizing the BGE team meetings and trips, working alongside the Executive Assistant to the CEO.


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 have a problem-solving attitude.

  • You speak and write English and Dutch fluently. Knowledge of additional languages is a plus.


What is in it for you?

  • A competitive salary with benefits.

  • Hybrid work schedule.

  • 20 vacation days +17 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, color, 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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