R&D Project Manager

Date: Dec 29, 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.



R&D Project Manager Filtratie 

 Your role

  • You will be leading the development of our product portfolio for porous media for filtration. 
  • You scout and apply new technologies that help advance our product portfolio, e.g. modeling and simulation of media with a digital twin.
  • You follow up prototyping, performance evaluation and assist in upscaling. 
  • You manage joint research projects (e.g. R&D institutes, …) and collaboration with customers, equipment suppliers, peer suppliers as well as the Bekaert internal R&D organizations. 
  • You will build product and application knowledge within the field of filtration. This allows you to define the internal product development roadmap. 
  • You define projects in close collaboration with the business development team. 
  • You report on progress during steering committees. You highlight key results and gaps. 
  • You will be part of the R&D team within Fiber Technologies, and work closely together with R&D project managers, R&D technicians and operators.

Your profile 

  • You have a strong interest in technology. 
  • You have a master in engineering, chemistry or material science. 
  • You have 3 to 5 years of experience in product development and project management. 
  • You have strong communication skills. You are able to bring a clear message in a technical field to different parts of the organization, e.g. project team and higher management.
  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset. 
  • You are willing to travel occasionally. 



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