Global Quality Manager

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Date: Feb 7, 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

Your Impact as Global Quality Manager:

  • You ensure that the quality system is defined, implemented & effective, and report on the performance to the H2 Leadership team.
  • You are responsible for developing Global Control plans and deploying these in the different H2-plants.
  • You prepare and guide external and internal ISO audits
  • You manage and continuously improve the quality control/quality assurance system & procedures and monitors implementation across all H2-plants to ensure product quality, conformance to customer specifications and Bekaert standards.
  • You develop, plan, implement, and review the Global H2 Quality plan as part of X+5/X+1
  • You lead quality related continuous improvement projects to strive to have zero defects, zero customer complaints, reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), improve ecology and sustainability
  • You coach, train and assist in the development of the H2 quality team.
  • You promote the awareness of customer requirements in the organization.
  • You ensure the development of the H2-product parameters and specifications
  • You ensure standardization and implementation of best practices across the different Hydrogen-plants.
  • You drive the lessons learnt and expertise sharing between the different H2-plants
  • You provide support to all operations colleagues (production, process, maintenance, supply chain,) in case of operational issues to ensure sustainable quality of our products
  • You assist in resolving process/product quality problems.
  • You offer binding advice in case of out-of-spec products and examines/resolves product quality complaints.
  • You maintain and develop complaint handling


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • You have a master’s degree and/or have minimum 10 years of relevant experience in quality.
  • You are experienced in structuring new business processes.
  • You love working in a multicultural, matrix management environment.
  • You have strong communication skills and fluent in English.
  • You have excellent logical and analytical skills.
  • You are result-driven and hands-on with a clear focus on the customer.
  • You are willing to take ownership.
  • You have a critical mindset when it comes to quality.
  • You developed strong leadership skills and are able to motivate and coach an international team.
  • You are a true team player.



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 


Our Hydrogen Business Unit is a dynamic and innovative scale-up business, part of Bekaert’s Specialty Businesses. We specialize in Energy Transition, with a focus on Hydrogen generation. Our international team features young and diverse professionals bursting with entrepreneurial spirit. Are you a talented individual passionate about renewable energy? Do you want to be part of a growing, exciting team? Join us in shaping the future of renewable energy.


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