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Market & Business Intelligence Manager

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



For our steel wire rod purchasing department we are currently looking for a Market and Business Intelligence Manager wire rod

Your role 


  • You build a good understanding of the underlying market drivers and supplier landscape across businesses and regions. 
  • You consolidate the internal information on the steel markets from the different business units.
  • You follow trade changes for wire rod to the different regions.
  • You set up necessary systems for consistent follow up e.g. on the relevant market indexes and their evolution, industry status report, supplier information, market trends. 
  • You perform supplier and supplier market analysis to obtain industry knowledge for the team and the business.
  • You attend conferences and seminars.
  • You report on the wire rod production costs by following-up the raw materials and utilities price evolution. You use market insights and production process information to continuously fine tune. 
  • You align monthly with regional WR category managers to get updated savings data.
  • You support regional WR category managers with saving calculations in line with agreed conventions and ensure correct categorization. 
  • You support the global VP WR on data gathering for category specific KPI's.
  • You prepare all necessary content up front for negotiations such as supplier performance (quality and logistics), consolidation across all regions on historical and future volume needs, production cost evolution.
  • You are actively involved in the quarterly negotiations with global wire rod suppliers. 

Your profile 


  • You hold a Master degree in Civil Engineering, Economics or Finance.
  • You have 3 - 4 years working experience as an analyst or a marketing/commercial position. 
  • You are able to manage your own activities autonomously and work very structured. 
  • You have solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills. Experience in managing projects is a plus. 
  • You have excellent analytical skills and are eager to learn. 
  • You have a high level of energy and creativity to bring change work alive. You are willing to go the extra mile. 
  • You have good relationship building and communication skills. 
  • You are a strong influencer without having the hierarchical authority. 
  • You are open to listen to people and can rapidly understand new context. 
  • You have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Excel, PPT, etc.) and Business warehouse. 
  • You speak fluently English. 
  • You are willing to travel occasionally. 



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