Group Technical Risk Manager

Apply now »

Date: Jan 26, 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 a revenue of €7 billion, 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 Group Technical Risk Manager


Group Technical Risk Manager will report to the Group Risk and Insurance Manager and work closely with our maintenance, engineering, safety and projects departments.


  • In close cooperation with BU’s and Group Functions (SHE, Maintenance, Industrial Projects, Engineering), you will assess key operational risks and co-develop risk mitigation and insurance solutions based on Bekaert’s risk appetite, business needs and regulatory requirements.
  • You will serve as technical expert to assess our risk exposure and provide technical risk underwriting information (claims history, property and liability exposure data, prevention information, insured values, etc.) to optimize our total cost of risk (balance between self insured retention, captive retention, risk mitigation and risk transfer and drive our insurance negotiation position).
  • Together with BU’s and Group Functions, you will assist in the evaluation of new risks related to M&A, climate change, new products and technologies (Bekaert beyond steel), project business and service offerings to adjust our risk management and  insurance set-up.
  • Together with other Group Functions, you will support and guide risk management practices across BU Operations, execute loss control visits and support appropriate prevention implementation efforts (amongst others via on-site visits and risk surveys, standards, procedures and trainings) to prevent losses and claims (mainly in the domains of property, liability, transport and pollution). You will assist in root-cause analysis and in sharing of lessons learned within the organization.
  • You will establish communication and confidence between Bekaert and the insurance providers. You will serve as primary contact of the insurer’s loss control engineers and experts, follow-up execution of agreed action plans and hold claims and portfolio review meetings with insurer’s engineers, experts and main risk underwriters.
  • You will provide advice on property conservation standards for new plants and major expansions and will update and execute the strategic multi-year mitigation plan to reduce the overall property and business interruption risk in the company.
  • You will assist in insurance negotiations and claims management of property damage and business interruption, construction all risk, transport, public, product and professional liability, environmental liability, and cyber claims.
  • You will support the plant management teams in understanding their current and emerging risks, support in creating adaptation plans and in updating plant’s ERM risk registers.

About You

Essential skills & competencies


  • University degree (Master’s or Bachelor's) in Engineering or a related field with minimum of 5 years of experience in the area as specified.
  • Proven experience in risk management, process safety, project risk assessment and/or quality management are assets.
  • Self-driven with aanalytical, problem-solving attitude and a strong team player.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in approach and willingness to adjust as needed.
  • Good organizational knowledge and are able to interact with different levels of the organization.
  • Ability to deal with stressful situation and changing priorities without losing focus.
  • Strong project management skills; able to influence others without having authority over them.
  • Willing to travel (20-25% of your time)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication in English.


 What is in it for you?


  • A Competitive salary with Benefits.
  • 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


Job Segment: Liability, IT Manager, Information Technology, Environmental Engineering, Risk Management, Insurance, Technology, Engineering, Finance

Apply now »