Risk & Internal Control Manager

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Date: Mar 27, 2024

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

As a ERM & Internal Control Manager you help to promote a strong risk culture of integrity, transparency, accountability, collaboration and continuous improvement and you define and deliver risk training and education. You assist in the development of consistent risk reporting across the enterprise.

Your Impact as ERM & Internal Control Manager:

  • Manage, and optimize the group enterprise risk management framework (documentation, communication, training, and monitoring) to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of the group’s strategic objectives.
  • Work closely together with and support business unit and function owners in assessing the key strategic risks and in developing, defining and monitoring mitigating actions.
  • Manage, and optimize where required, the group risk and control framework (define procedure, communication, training, and monitoring) to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting, processes and business operations.
  • Actively seek standardization and automation, apply and implement best practices for managing internal controls and deploy innovative technology where possible to enhance and continuously improve the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, documentation, assessment and review procedures.
  • Support the periodic group and business unit risk review process and lead the process for internal control reviews across Bekaert Group and deliver adequate and timely reporting on the enterprise risk management and internal control framework, key risks and related mitigating actions and control deficiencies.
  • Provide input to Internal Audit team for audit planning and audit programs and obtain input from Internal Audit team on the testing of internal controls and, where applicable, drive or support control deficiency remediation.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned e.g., due diligence assistance in mergers and acquisitions projects.


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience
  • Fluent in English (any other languages are an asset)
  • Certifications (CIA, CICA, CRMA) are an asset
  • Experience with Financial and IT applications: SAP, SAP BW, Blackline, Power BI, Data Analytics
  • Have an analytical mind and outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and management (clear oral & written communication & presentation skills)
  • Comfortable working independently or in a team; and succeed in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Able to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Resilient, positive and solution oriented.


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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