Strategy Manager Energy Transition

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Date: Feb 13, 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

Energy markets are booming due to worldwide ongoing transition towards a balanced low-carbon energy system (sustainable, affordable, security of supply). The market trend creates opportunities to become a market maker in profitable & sustainable solutions along the entire Energy Transition value chain (from energy production over transmission, distribution and storage, to end application markets).

Energy Transition markets are a priority in Bekaert’s growth plans. Therefore, the team aims to identify & develop strategic opportunities in these markets. To be successful and to accelerate growth, we are looking for an Energy Transition Strategy Manager.


Your Impact as a Strategy Manager Energy Transition:

  • You participate in the development of our global Energy Transition portfolio by assessing business segments and defining business cases for organic / inorganic growth and transformational opportunities. 
  • You support key decision makers in making strategic choices through a broad range of quantitative and qualitative analyses and by facilitating their implementation.
  • You identify, develop and implement business strategies for new solutions, technologies, business models and markets.
  • You explore and analyze attractive acquisition targets and you are involved in related analysis as part of the due diligence process.
  • You coordinate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to drive efficient projects leveraging best practices across functions.
  • You take the lead in different projects by assessing internal information, facilitating workshops & working with internal stakeholders.
  • You will report to the Strategy Lead Energy Transition.


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • You have a Master degree or similar with affinity for technology.
  • You have at least 3 years of work experience in strategy consultancy, industry research or in a corporate strategy environment.
  • You are passionate about the Energy Transition and its technological developments and have a visionary mindset.
  • You have proven experience in project management.
  • You have a strong analytical, data driven, conceptual mind to define well-prepared business proposals.
  • You are highly trained in collecting information through different sources (from desk research to conducting expert interviews).
  • You are highly motivated in solving B-to-B industry business insight gaps.
  • You are a change champion that makes processes to a success through a structured way of working, empathy and resilience.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and conviction power with exposure to executives.
  • You are willing to travel occasionally.
  • You are willing to work in a hybrid working environment that switches between home office and work office, which means you can be located outside of Belgium.

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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