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Commercialization Engineer
Datum Geplaatst: 08/29/14
The Gates Corporation is world leader in the development and production of high quality belts and systems, hydraulic hoses and related products. Gates employs over 3,000 people in its production facilities, sales offices and distribution centers in several Western and Eastern European countries. Thanks to challenging career opportunities and coaching and training programs, the organization manages to attract talented and motivated  people and develops them even further. Belgium is home to the European headquarters of Gates (Erembodegem, Aalst) and the European Distribution Center (Oostakker, Ghent).
To strengthen the team in Erembodegem Gates is looking for a (m/f):
Commercialization Engineer
Organized engineer with expertise in hydraulics
Your function:
§ Working from the European Headquarters in Belgium, you are responsible for the coordination and implementation of major new business introduction projects initiated by the sales department for top clients, more specific industrial original equipment manufacturers. Your main goal is to meet the  expectations and high quality standards of the clients. On a day to day basis you coordinate several multidisciplinary teams representing product management, customer service, applications engineering, operations and logistics.
§ Starting from the requirements of the client, you scan the present Gates product portfolio and capabilities in order to evaluate what kind of internal production, sourcing and assembles are needed. Together with the project team, you establish and manage a project plan to make sure that the necessary processes are initiated. You coordinate the processes, from capex approval for new tooling if needed, over the follow up of budgets and deadlines, to the approval of the client and the briefing of the selected production facilities within the group.
§ Based on your daily experience with client expectations, you take part in the making of complex quotations.
§ You travel up to 20% of your time, mainly to local plants within Europe and Russia.
§ You are part of the European Commercial team and report directly to the Business Unit Director Fluid Power.
Your profile:
§ You have a Master degree in engineering. Hydraulics experience is an asset.
§ Thanks to your technical insight and your organizational skills, you have impact to move forward in complex projects, to set deadlines and to come up with results.
§ You are a problem solver who takes initiatives and is able to oversee several projects simultaneously.
§ By communicating clearly and in a well structured way, you are able to inspire and motivate the team. Equally, you are a good listener and pick up clients’ concerns and bottlenecks.
§ You are fluent in English. Knowledge of German and French is an asset and limited traveling is no problem to you.
Our offer:
§ The unique opportunity to work together with a multidisciplinary team and top clients on an international level.
§ An employer who invests in your professional future and who can provide an open and stimulating working environment.
§ A motivating salary package based on your experience.
Please send your application to Hudson, att. Liesbeth Reychler, Moutstraat 56, 9000 Ghent,
+32 9 243 89 90, email, Do not forget to mention reference BE702466.
Replies will be dealt with swiftly and in strictest confidence.

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