R&D Project Manager

Date: Sep 28, 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.



To strengthen the Bekaert Technology Center we are looking for an R&D Project Manager who will focus on projects related to process improvement and who will deliver technical assistance to our rubber reinforcement plants worldwide.

Are you passionate about technology ?
Are you eager to continuously improve production processes ?
Then you could be the R&D Project Manager we are looking for.


As an R&D Project manager within Bekaert Technology Center you will work upon process improvement projects related to the production processes of our tire reinforcement plants worldwide.

You will also deliver technical assistance to the tire reinforcement regarding the processes you are specialized in.
You will gain knowledge about a specific production process within a tire reinforcement plant ( eg. Steel Cord making technologies & steel wire drawing).
Based upon requests of rubber reinforcement plants you will deliver technical assistance when there occur technical problems to the steel wire drawing processes..
You will work upon specific projects to improve the production processes of Steel Wire Drawing
You will formulate and deploy process specific standards throughout the organization
You will work closely together with other central services such as IT, purchasing, quality….
You will translate your process knowledge and your knowledge of operational considerations into inputs for equipment design with Bekaert Engineering.
You will monitor closely new developments in the external world (patent research, exhibitions,….) that might have added value to your domain of expertise.


Are you passionate about technology? Are you eager to continuously improve and innovate existing production processes?
You are a Master of science & engineering specialised in (electro)mechanics who is passionate about technology and more specifically about process improvement. If you have a first work experience in machine construction or process improvement this is an asset, however not mandatory.
You are eager to deepen your expertise and you are an innovative thinker.
You like to work together with others, you get energy by getting things done together with others and you have strong interpersonal skills.
You excel in complex data analysis and you are also able to present the results of your analysis in a comprehensive way to different target groups.
You are open to travel (maximally 25% of your time) to the Tire Reinforcement plants worldwide and you get inspired by working in a multicultural context.
You speak fluently English & Dutch.



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