Digital Manufacturing Engineer, Sales
Location: Belgium, Waregem

Job Content

  • Coordinating, facilitating and executing the implementation of the digital manufacturing strategy to answer and accelerate our current business needs (productivity, flexibility, time to market, training, quality compliance, etc.)
  • Advise Executive Management on driving transformational change regarding digital manufacturing theory and processes
  • Act as BD’s ambassador on digital manufacturing and industrial IoT- or Industry 4.0 agenda
  • Drive and deliver the BD’s digital manufacturing program
  • Lead and develop the partnerships & project portfolio for BD’s Digital Manufacturing program
  • Build connectivity between systems across the whole of BD, breaking down remaining silo’s of data, insight and expertise
  • Implement and execute solutions inside the Manufacturing 4.0 toolbox including selection of the potential technologies (Big Date science, edge computing, machine learning, AI, r/cobots, Augmented Reality, etc.)
  • Coordinate & implement pilots of selected digital solutions, lead the people transformation, and to coordinate the roll-out across the plants worldwide
  • Manage internal and external communication about all the initiatives
  • Work in close collaboration with Engineering, Operations, R&D and IT on group level
  • Be part of BD Group Operations team and work with our different business units worldwide
  • Report to the Manager EEHS


  • MSc in Engineering or relevant field
  • Background in digital, IT/OT technology, etc.
  • Experienced in (textile) manufacturing and affinity with project management and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Broad and deep understanding of the digital manufacturing market, technology and opportunities, as well as insights in the challenges in this area in digital adoption
  • Driven, curious and ambitious person with a passion for enabling BD’s manufacturing department to innovate with leading edge technology
  • Keen interest in new digital technologies
  • Skilled communicator with ability to liaise with senior level and represent BekaertDeslee globally
  • In depth understanding of change management and people transformation
  • Excellent skills in data science (algorithms, AI, …)
  • Able to travel to different Business Unites and suppliers (15%)


Please apply, we are looking forward to hear from you!

Kaylie Vanneste, HR Advisor |  +32 492 111 553

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