Procurement Technical Engineer WR

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We strive 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 € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.

As Senior Engineer Wire Rod, you will support the Technical Wire Rod team in its’ global mission. Wire rod is Bekaert’s main raw material and represents 76 million tons of the annual steel production. We source on average 2,5 million tons of steel wire rod from suppliers all over the world in over 250 compositions. Through extensive rod selection and development, we guarantee wire rod of high and consistent quality to all customers.



Your responsibilities

  • You manage the wire rod projects and programs across all suppliers, collaborating closely with various plants and Business Units, focusing on sustainability and complexity control;
  • You monitor and stay informed of technical evolutions in the domain of steel making (for long products especially);
  • You collect and maintain data necessary for high-level optimized risk management, i.e. tracking and mitigating single and mono sourcing cases;
  • You prepare and participate in technical meetings with suppliers;



Your profile

  • You are an excellent project manager with great communication skills, critical when needed towards both suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • You have basic knowledge of the metallurgy business or willing to learn.
  • You hold a master’s degree or similar through experience.
  • You speak and write English fluently; knowledge of Dutch is a plus.
  • You have excellent MS Office skills and are interested to learn (more of) SAP.
  • Experience with third parties’ negotiation is a plus, as is knowledge of quality control principles.
  • You are willing to travel occasionally
  • You enjoy working independently and are proactive and efficient.




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