Innovation and Technology Manager Road Reinforcement

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Date: Sep 15, 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




About the role

The Building Products unit is specialized in manufacturing and distributing reinforcement solutions for the building & infrastructure industry.

The Technical Manager for Road reinforcement segment is responsible for product development up to the standards of the industry, technical support on/site & off/site while advocating for Bekaert solutions in the appropriate European/Global committees. In this role, he/she is the go-to person for our team for any technical matter related to our solution, application and market dynamics.


Your Impact as Technical Manager - Road Reinforcement’:

  • You build technical expertise knowledge in asphalt reinforcement for Bekaert.
  • You work on product design/development and experience with production/industrialization environments.
  • You explore to develop or partner with existing market design tools to support our go-to-market & value selling approach.
  • Based on customer inputs, you make technical proposals (Designs, materials) for road projects.
  • Together with technical institutions (labs, Unis, research centres) you coordinate “applied” research for asphalt works.
  • You promote the technical solutions towards the public authorities and become an expert in global recommendations and standards.
  • You work closely together with the dedicated sales team to turn technical proposals into sales and our group of technical Mgrs. worldwide to build on each other’s strengths and competences.
  • You participate in European asphalt associations and norm committees to steer the standards and processes.




About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • You have a master’s degree in engineering (preferred civil, structural or material engineer).
  • You have minimum 5 years of experience as asphalt engineer with a specific knowledge in road and asphalt design, design of asphalt interlayers in the sector.
  • You are driven, structured and have a can-do mindset.
  • You work hands-on, independent and customer oriented.
  • You think innovative and creative, and you have attention for detail.
  • You are ready to work in a global context.
  • You have good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • You are a true team player.
  • You have excellent networking skills.


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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