Innovation Business Partner Engineered Materials en Beaulieu International Group

A new challenge?
Join as Innovation Business Partner Polymers & Engineered solutions and determine the future course of B.I.G.

Main responsibilities and key tasks
The Innovation Business Partner partners with the business to:
  • Assess & define the innovation gap: where do we need to go to reach the future? Where are we today?
  • Set up a balanced innovation roadmap (taking into account the pulse of the market, sustainability, …)
  • Propose and secure the innovation portfolio, in balance with the investment strategy. For this, you map on a regular basis the (innovation) project portfolio of the different businesses using the defined methodology and assess the future needs.
  • Together with the VP and the Group Innovation director you determine where to put priorities and where to shift/change resources (FTE’s, €, timing)
  • Deliver on innovation, leveraging the Center of Excellence and the Innovation Talent Pool
  • Maximize innovation efficiency by having a constant exchange with the Center of Excellence and other Innovation business partners
  • Maximize innovation efficiency by applying for subsidies (national, international)
  • Drive innovation excellence across B.I.G. to new heights
  • Stimulate and act as an example of collaboration
  • Play a key role in the steering committee of the largest key projects
  • Play a role in the development of the business (business models, markets, …) + challenge and assist to build the strategy, taking into account a broader view on sustainability, digitalization, …

He/she reports to the Group Innovation Director and to the Vice President Polymers & engineered products.

Competencies and skills

  • Leadership : build trust, win commitment, recognize and manage influencers; personal influence effectiveness : persuade and inform; political savvy, resilience, high tolerance for ambiguity, puts the team interest first
  • People & team manager : coaching; develop motivate and recognize people, spread knowledge
  • Result driven and proactive : Create added value, Goal and priority setting, Business awareness
  • Passionate about innovation
  • Subject matter expert in one or more of the following domains: polymer materials, fibres, non-wovens, performance fabrics, composites,...


English, French
Dutch and other languages preferred but optional

Our Offer

You’re at the helm of innovation for a major part of B.I.G.
You‘re joining a growing company with respect for its people, passion for its products and striving for continuous innovation
An attractive remuneration package
A challenging future in an international context with numerous internal opportunities


Pol Lombaert
+32 496 65 81 89

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