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IT Director Supply Chain Solutions @ Bekaert

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Based on the core strategies of customer centricity and value-driven growth, the Executive Committee's vision of IT and information management has changed. With the arrival of the new CIO Gunter Van Craen, there is a clear change in the mission statement of the IT organisation. The strategy is shifting from a focus on costs (business support) to a focus on value creation (business enablement) for the internal organisation and the customers. A budget of 100 million euro has been set aside to realise this digital transformation. The leading transformation program is to enhance the digital experience end-to-end that drives impact across multiple channels. Bekaert’s operations are focusing to improve relative cost position & cash utilization in manufacturing and supply chain. Bekaert teams measure impact of various solutions on asset performance, operation efficiency, cash optimization, sustainability, customer intimacy & experience. Bekaert organization is reviewing the success and performance of these end-to-end operations journey through internet of things and data analytics across the journey. 

Your purpose as an IT Head Product for Supply Chain is to increase Bekaert's success by building and deploying supply chain solutions. The spectrum of your task’s ranges from innovative product solutions to optimize the efficiency of existing products. You lead product managers, define the vision together with Nick on supply chain solutions and guard the holistic overview of the different products within your domain. The supply chain solutions organisation is further divided into 4 teams:

  • Demand planning
  • Tactical planning
  • Operational planning
  • SAP APO

You will collaborate with architects and will lead scrum teams to develop visions, build and deploy supply chain solutions on operations and customer journey. The global team consists of around thirty employees and is supplemented by employees from suppliers for the more operational tasks such as development and support. 

You will work in close co-operation with teams from other IT and Digital, Operations Excellence, Commercial Excellence and various Business Units across multiple regions. The global team consists of around thirty employees and is supplemented by employees from suppliers for the more operational tasks such as development and support.

Through your entrepreneurial thinking and action, your experience of the supply chain with Operations and Commercial leaders in the organization, your deep understanding of all processes and methods in product management and agile delivery, you will lead your team successfully and raise the end-to-end supply chain capability at Bekaert to the next level.

Profiel

Background and experience

  • Bachelor or Master degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent through experience. 
  • 10+ years of overall experience, 5+ years into supply chain solutions
  • Experience in managing globally distributed teams and partners
  • Experience in building products or platforms from scratch and seen the product life cycle 
  • Experience in OMP, SAP APO is a plus

Competencies

  • Experienced in influencing people at a senior level across the business, the wider group and key external partners to establish the strategy and contribute to innovation
  • Experienced leader capable of influencing and inspiring cross-functional teams to challenge the norm and deliver innovative solutions
  • Proven experience of defining and delivering outstanding, future-proof supply chain product & services portfolio
  • Proven track record of delivering success stories in the supply chain solutions – identifying and launching new capabilities
  • Proven experience of identifying and managing strategic partnerships to improve customer experience and targets
  • Proven experience of delivering high impact change programs across organisations
  • Ability to turn strategy into reality
  • An excellent understanding of the customer (internal and external) and how the business can exceed their expectations, having strong focus on user experience
  • An excellent collaborator who is comfortable taking accountability for making decisions and working in a cross functional team in an agile way
  • Strong understanding of the supply chain processes & solutions, covering demand forecasting, sales and operations 
  • planning, production planning and detailed scheduling
  • Strong commercial and operational mind-set, constantly focusing on delivering value to customers
  • Solid understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and support agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks.  
  • Excitement for a high-growth, fast moving environment, self-directed, entrepreneurial mind-set, sense of ownership
  • Ability to prioritise features related to user experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in Dutch / Chinese would be an advantage

Aanbod

  • You find yourself in an international, vigorous and innovative environment.
  • A clear and strong mandate
  • A leadership role with impact and visibility
  • Possibility to play a pioneering role in a very impactful digital transition program
  • The Bekaert headquarters in Zwevegem is easily accessible, no traffic jams.
  • You can rely on an attractive salary package with fringe benefits.

For this position at Bekaert, Amon is the exclusive recruitment partner. If you could be interested in this position, please get in contact with Julie Van Damme via jvd@amon.be

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Kernwoorden

ERP, SAP, IT Director Algemeen, IT Director Applications

IT Director Supply Chain Solutions @ Bekaert

Bekaert (HQ: Zwevegem) is a world player and technological pioneer in steel wire, steel cord and advanced materials and cover layers. This Belgian company founded in 1880 by Leo Bekaert has grown into an organisation with 28,000 employees and a turnover of 5 billion euros. Bekaert has customers in 120 countries and is market leader in a wide range of sectors: automotive industry, construction, energy and utilities, agriculture, consumer goods, textiles, transport, glass industry, mechanical engineering, … The organisation’s goal is to be the preferred supplier for steel wire products and solutions worldwide. It wishes to achieve this ambition by continuously creating added value for its customers within a “better together” vision.

Based on the core strategies of customer centricity and value-driven growth, the Executive Committee's vision of IT and information management has changed. With the arrival of the new CIO Gunter Van Craen, there is a clear change in the mission statement of the IT organisation. The strategy is shifting from a focus on costs (business support) to a focus on value creation (business enablement) for the internal organisation and the customers. A multi-million budget has been set aside to realise this ambitious digital transformation. In order to fulfil this ambition, Bekaert is looking to strengthen further its IT leadership. In the position of Global IT Leader Strategy, Governance and Corporate IT, we are looking for a right-hand to the CIO. A change leader who has the possibility to embed a cultural change, new ways of working and so  shaping a global organisation with a focus towards digital innovation and value creation. 

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