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Intellectual Property Manager

Division:  Corporate

Kruisem, BE

Date:  27-Nov-2022

A new challenge?

Does working at the crossroad of Technology, Business & Legal sound exciting to you? Then you might be the new IP Manager we're looking for !


Main responsibilities and key tasks


  • You manage our IP portfolio and day-to-day IP requests of various divisions within BIG.
  • You build, protect, defend and leverage the IP assets by providing expertise and advising on opportunities. 
  • You monitor the IP activity of competition in close collaboration with the business to ensure mitigation of IP risks.
  • You work closely with external patent attorneys for patent drafting and prosecution; while doing this, you aim to obtain maximum scope of protection for the business.
  • You increase IP awareness by providing training sessions and sharing best practices within the Group.
  • You improve and develop B.I.G processes to efficiently manage IP and implement policies and guidelines for IP.
  • You perform patent searches (patent landscaping, novelty search, Freedom To Operate search, IP-scouting).
  • You provide expertise and advise on contractual IP arrangements with external parties (NDA, cooperation agreement, license agreement).
  • You contribute to further maturation of the in-house IP department and contribute to building an IP strategy for each of our businesses.


Competencies and skills


  • You obtained minimum a Master degree in engineering or science
  • You have ideally 2 years of experience in industry
  • You acquired a first experience in Intellectual Propery, for instance as an inventor
  • Experience in IP management is an asset
  • You have a positive and proactive working attitude and drive
  • You are a good communicator and a team player
  • You are good at planning, analytical thinking, prioritizing and organizing




English is required, Dutch and/or French is an asset


Our offer


  • You're joining a growing company with respect for its people, passion for its products and striving for continuous innovation. 
  • International environment
  • B.I.G is investing heavily in Innovation and Sustainability.
  • You join an inhouse IP department in expansion, allowing you to interact with a large audience in our company
  • A training and coaching program to develop your professional skills
  • An attractive salary package
  • Flexible working hours for a better work-life balance



Rob van de Coevering

+32 9 338 12 11


As a global family business, we develop and co-create – in an innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable way - flooring and material solutions to enhance the quality of living and working for every generation.

Headquartered in Belgium, B.I.G. employs over 4,900 people worldwide in 19 countries throughout Eurasia, America and Oceania and serves customers in 140 countries. In 2021, B.I.G. reported sales of €2,5 billion.  At B.I.G., we work purposefully to build a sustainable future. Our sense of entrepreneurship and our ambition enable us to continue to grow together with our employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and the society in which we operate.

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