Facility and Project Manager

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Date: Apr 16, 2024

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




About the role

The Bekaert Belgium footprint is a dynamic environment where we have active manufacturing, our global headquarters and research and development for the entire Bekaert Group. In order to optimally support these activities, we are looking for a Facility & Project Manager.


You will manage our footprint in Belgium and lead/coordinate various projects & a way of hosting all our headquarters in a Hybrid way of working. You will report to the Global Real Estate Director, while working closely with relevant stakeholders across departments.

Your Impact as a Facility and Project Manager:

  • Lead the local facility team.
  • Organize Facility Condition Assessments and ensure that the office accommodation is problem-free and safe.
  • Manage Renovations and Refurbishments, supervising staff, and external contractors.
  • Follow up of cost and strive to minimize costs / budgeting / capex.
  • Assist the Global Real Estate Director in real estate projects on a global level.
  • Involved in managing the overview of the global real estate portfolio.
  • Planning and execution of real estate projects - establish the project plan (drafting, implementation, follow-up).
  • Participate and/or lead workgroups with to create an innovative and exciting workplace.
  • Contribute, in close collaboration with the different stakeholders, to a shared vision for the overall footprint in Belgium as a strategic enabler to combine Headquarters, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Sustainability and Customer Experience.
  • Communication to all levels.

About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Engineer construction (industrial building, labs, offices, …) with experience/interest in sustainability or equivalent through experience.
  • Experience in similar projects is an asset and demonstrated excellent project management skills.
  • Result oriented, pragmatic and go-getter.
  • Strong communication and language skills.
  • Experience with CAD and technical drawing programs is a plus.


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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