Decarbonization Lead

Date: Aug 23, 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.



Are you passionate about sustainability, environment and energy efficiency? Are you looking for a job with a meaningful purpose? Then this position offers you exactly the right challenge! 

In the role of Decarbonization Lead, you serve as a champion to lead our decarbonization pathway in line with SBTi, maximizing our ambition and corresponding results for Bekaert and its stakeholders worldwide. 
Because of your excellent program management skills, you are responsible for driving the change and tracking progress and ensuring continuous improvement across all our energy priority areas with main focus on scope 1 and 2. Your deep expertise across energy and other environmental  topics makes you also able to take the lead from the Sustainability Office on the E side of our Sustainability ambition. 


In this role, you will be reporting to the Global Head of Sustainability.  


Your role 


  • You act as a specialist in the climate change area based on a solid understanding of the current state of science. 
  • You exhibit an in depth understanding of local, regional and national policies and guidance related to climate science and climate change planning and you drive knowledge based on considering the latest trends and developments. 
  • You support knowledge and best-practice sharing across BU’s. 
  • You liaise with stakeholders across the company to encourage continuous improvement across the decarbonization levers. 
  • You develop carbon management and greenhouse gas reduction strategies together with the BU’s and Functions. 
  • You develop and maintain metrics and KPI’s to track overview overall progress on the decarbonization agenda as well as the other E components of our Sustainability ambition KPI’s and review priorities on ongoing basis. 
  • You manage and develop partnerships in the decarbonization area. 
  • You support on Greenhouse gas and carbon inventory and forecasting developments using relevant protocols (local regulators, WRCSD, ISO) reporting and disclosure. 


Your profile 


  • You have a science or engineering master degree with preferably a sustainability, energy related post-graduat degree and minimum 8 years of experience in an energy impact-related role. 
  • You have in depth knowledge of energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy sourcing including the policy and regulatory context related to circular economy, energy transition, sustainable finance, emissions reduction, circular economy, product stewardship. 
  • You have thorough domain knowledge of industrial decarbonization practices and you have experience in undertaking research related to reducing energy and carbon emissions. 
  • You are a logical thinker with strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • You have an affinity with technology are familiar with analytics tools and techniques, as well as the developments and trends in automation. 
  • You have an ability to communicate effectively, be customer centric and able to write concise and clear reports. 
  • You are able to navigate a large company and are excellent in stakeholder management. 
  • You have very strong communication & leadership skills. 
  • You are highly stress resistant which makes you able to manage ambiguity with minimal impact on project progress. 
  • You are passionate and eager to continuously learn about and implement the latest environmental improvement opportunities. 
  • You are passionate about change and have demonstrated change management skills. 



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